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Stories for December 3rd 2015

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 11:33 UTC

    Global advance of TB, a disease of poverty and inequality, warns world medical association

     Sir Michael Marmot, WMA President said that poverty is fuelling the alarming spread of tuberculosis.

    Tuberculosis should be treated as a disease of poverty and inequality, the World Medical Association said on Wednesday. Against the background of the global growth of tuberculosis, the WMA is updating its training course for physicians to emphasize the relationship between poverty and TB.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 11:26 UTC

    Amnesty presses FIFA on Qatar's 'rampant migrant labor abuse'

    “Qatar’s persistent labor reform delays are a recipe for human rights disaster,” said Mustafa Qadri, Gulf migrant rights researcher at Amnesty International.

    Five years to the day since Qatar secured 2022 World Cup hosting rights, Amnesty International says the Gulf nation has done little to “address rampant migrant labor abuse”. Qatar has made pledges for labor reforms and the 2022 World Cup committee has introduced a workers’ charter. But the kafala system of tied employment has yet to be overhauled to ease restrictions on workers’ rights.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:41 UTC

    Brazil political crisis escalates: Congress initiates impeachment proceedings against president Rousseff

    Proceedings against Rousseff follows charges that she has violated Brazil's fiscal laws and manipulated government finances to benefit her re-election campaign

    The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress, Eduardo Cunha has announced plans to open impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, allegedly on violation of fiscal legislation. In practical terms this means further political upheaval in the months ahead in a country that has been rocked by the steepest recession in 25 years, job losses, and a corruption scheme of planetary proportions in oil giant Petrobras.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:29 UTC

    Cordoba: land free of Kirchnerites or the province that despises the rest of Argentina

    “Don't travel to Cordoba because they despise the rest of Argentina” read the Kirchnerite supporters' internet campaign ”Don't travel to Cordoba.

    “Don't vacation in Cordoba because that province despises the rest of Argentina” reads a slogan massively launched by Kirchner followers in retaliation for the overwhelming support of that province to president-elect Mauricio Macri, 71% to 28% for Daniel Scioli, Cristina Fernandez handpicked presidential candidate.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 08:11 UTC

    Macri names ambassadors to Washington and Montevideo

    The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra

    President-elect Mauricio Macri named ambassador to Washington and Montevideo. Lawmaker Martín Lousteau will be Argentina's next ambassador in the US. He will replace Cecilia Nahón, who submitted her resignation on Monday. The appointment was decided after a meeting Lousteau held with the new cabinet chief Marcos Peña and the future Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra, a Let’s Change statement affirmed.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:55 UTC

    Total contracts Maersk drillship to spud well offshore Uruguay next March

    ”Maersk Drilling is very pleased with being selected by Total to drill their first exploration well offshore Uruguay,” said Claus V. Hemmingsen from Maersk

    Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer with oil major France's Total. The contract covers one exploration well (estimated duration 120 days) in block 14 offshore Uruguay.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:48 UTC

    Argentina will have a state of the art fisheries research vessel in 2017

    Dr. Wöhler underlined that the sound proof issue was repeatedly discussed and the main reason for having the vessel built in Spain and not in Argentina

    Argentina's Fisheries Research and Development Institute, INIDEP, has signed the contract for the construction of a new fisheries and oceanographic research vessel to be built at the Armon shipyard in Vigo, Spain. The financing for the vessel and refurbishing of INIDEP's offices and labs comes from the Inter-American Development bank with a 30m dollars loan.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:24 UTC

    Francis non papal message to Macri: 'a simple matter of protocol'

    There is no tradition of best wishes to the newly elected heads of state, and in fact no Argentine president elect has ever received a 'papal phone call'.

    How come the Argentine born pope Francis did not send a congratulation telegram, or formal message to president elect Mauricio Macri on his victory, has been an ongoing question. But Vatican sources pointed out there was no special reason for that attitude, but merely “a simple matter of protocol”.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 07:10 UTC

    Ambassador Castro thanks all those British who support the Malvinas Question

    The Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro responds from the podium to the applause received after her speech

    Argentine ambassador in London, Alicia Castro was a guest speaker at the Latin America conference held at the TUC headquarters, alongside other well known political and trade union figures.Her speech was met with a standing ovation from an audience of over 500 British attendants, whom she thanked for supporting Argentina on the Malvinas Question and in the litigation with the speculative or 'vulture' funds.

  • Thursday, December 3rd 2015 - 06:53 UTC

    British bombers take off from Cyprus after parliament vote on Syria

    The UK parliament voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate.

    British fighter-bombers took off from an RAF airbase in Cyprus hours after parliament voted in favor of airstrikes against ISIS strongholds in Syria. The Ministry of Defense would not go into details but said the vote late Wednesday could mean “surveillance or operational missions over Syria.”Lawmakers voted 397 in favor of action and 223 against, following a 10-hour debate