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Stories for May 16th 2016

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 21:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands' biosecurity officers thwart Argentine ant army invasion

    The ants were identified by UK experts as the extremely invasive Argentine Ant (Linepithema humile),

    By Ross James, Biosecurity Officer for Penguin News - An Argentine army, thousands strong invaded the Falklands recently, and their arrival went unnoticed for several weeks before the alarm was raised. The Argentine Ants arrived aboard a yacht which had sailed non-stop around the world from Australia, non-stop that is until huge waves swept the singlehanded 78 year-old sailor overboard and capsized his yacht as he rounded Cape Horn. In a stroke of luck a subsequent wave righted the vessel and at the same time the sailor was able to pull himself back aboard.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 21:35 UTC

    Urban unemployment in Latin America to increase 7% this year, says ECLAC

    After six years without any increase, unemployment started growing in Latin America in 2015, going from 6% in 2014 to 6.5% last year.

    Urban unemployment in Latin America will hit 7% this year, growing 0.5 percent point from last year’s 6.5% rate, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) said in a joint report — a drop linked to the region’s lower growth.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 19:00 UTC

    “It looks like we're not going to have a good relationship”, Trump tells Cameron

    “Number one, I'm not stupid, OK? I can tell you that right now — just the opposite,” Trump told Morgan, at the Good Morning Britain breakfast show

    Republican hopeful Donald Trump has hit back at criticism from Britain's leaders by describing himself in an interview with Piers Morgan as “not stupid” and a “unifier.” The presumptive Republican nominee made the comment to Good Morning Britain, the breakfast show of NBC News' U.K. partner ITV.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 18:56 UTC

    The Falklands would be safer after Brexit

    UK’s liberation of the Falklands, which strengthened the credibility of British power worldwide for decades, did not benefit at all from membership of the EEC

    By Julian Thompson for The Telegraph (*)

    As the EU referendum campaign enters its final stages, the Remain camp is resorting to ever more desperate fear tactics to win the argument. The latest – and most ludicrous – proposition is that the future of UK dependent territories will be under threat if we leave. Without EU support, we are told, Argentina would perceive Britain as “weakened” and might invade the Falklands.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 18:52 UTC

    April FAO Food Price Index 10% below a year ago; South America soy prospects less favorable

    Maize quotations increased the most, influenced by weaker US dollar and spill over from soaring prices in the vegetable oils complex

    The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 151.8 points in April 2016, up 1.1 points (0.7 percent) from March, but almost 10 percent below its April 2015 level. A relatively strong rise in vegetable oil quotations coupled with a more modest gain in international prices of cereals more than offset a decline in dairy and sugar prices.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 18:49 UTC

    Venezuelan soldiers steal goats because no food is left in the barracks

    The incident was reported by El Nacional on its Sunday edition, with six soldiers detained by local authorities

    The situation in Venezuela has become so bad that even soldiers are struggling to support themselves. Over the weekend, six members of the Venezuelan military were detained by local authorities for stealing goats, the Venezuelan newspaper El Nacional reported on Sunday. It said the soldiers confessed to stealing the goats and said they did it to feed themselves, since they had no food left in their barracks.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 18:45 UTC

    Petrobras implosion takes a major player from the floating production systems market

    Petrobras’ situation needs to stabilize and begin improving before the company can again be a major driver of production floater contracts.

    Brazil´s Petrobras problems has taken a major player from the market for new floating production systems in the oil business, according to a report from the industry. In effect absence of new contracts has forced fabricators and equipment suppliers to make huge cutbacks in personnel and spending and the past 12 to 18 months have been a difficult period the whole deepwater production sector.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Guatemala/Belize conflict erupts following another border killing

    Guatemala slammed Belize for using “excessive force” and rejected the account of the Guatemalan man attempting to attack an armed patrol with a machete.

    Tensions over a disputed border between Guatemala and Belize again erupted over the weekend with a new shooting incident less than a month after Belizean soldiers killed a teen. Belize said one of its patrols had to shoot and wound a Guatemalan man who threatened them with a machete after he was found on the Belize side of the border with companions illegally prospecting for gold.

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:25 UTC

    Argentina's economy grows 0.8% during first quarter says Central bank

    “There are mixed signals in the economy. Consumption is falling but investment is growing”, Sturzenegger said. “We have high hopes for the second half of the year.”

    Argentina's economy grew 0.8% on the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year, Central Bank Governor Federico Sturzenegger said, declaring that since President Mauricio Macri took office employment has remained “stable.”

  • Monday, May 16th 2016 - 07:15 UTC

    More trouble in FIFA: head of audit committee resigns; dispute over Infantino's salary

    The resignation marks the first major challenge to Mr Infantino's presidency since he was elected to succeed Sepp Blatter in February.

    Domenico Scala, chairman of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee, announced his resignation on Saturday following the implementation of a new measure at the world football governing body, which he believes will “deprive [the committee] of its independence”.

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