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Stories for May 28th 2016

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 08:25 UTC

    Net migration to UK, 333.000 in 2015, provides more ammo to the Leave campaign

    “The system has spun out of control,” Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson, the former London mayor said in a statement.

    Campaigners wanting Britain to leave the European Union warned that immigration has “spun out of control”, as the new mayor of London launched his campaign for the country to stay in the bloc. Four weeks before the so-called Brexit referendum on June 23, the Office for National Statistics published data putting net migration - the difference between those arriving and leaving Britain - at 333,000 last year.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 08:04 UTC

    Operation Condor condemns Argentine ex dictator and 14 top military officers

    Bignone, 88, the highest ranking figure on trial, was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Fourteen of the remaining 16 defendants got eight to 25 years behind bars.

    Former Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone and 14 other ex-military officials were found guilty by an Argentine court on Friday of conspiring to kidnap and assassinate leftist dissidents as part of the Operation Condor program. Bignone, 88, the highest ranking figure on trial, was sentenced to 20 years in jail. Fourteen of the remaining 16 defendants got eight to 25 years behind bars. Two were found not guilty.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:46 UTC

    British Pavilion at Uruguay's main agriculture show, Expo Prado, next September

    Ambassador Lyster-Binns said the aim is to promote UK exports and provide UK companies in Uruguay a platform to sell and promote their products or services.

    At a breakfast at the residence of Ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns on May 25th, the British Embassy in Montevideo and the Rural Association of Uruguay (ARU) presented the proposal for the British Pavilion at Expo Prado 2016. Representatives of several companies that have ties with the UK, many of which already formed part of the pavilion in 2015 and 2014, attended the event.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

    WHO public health advice regarding the Olympics and Zika virus

    WHO advises pregnant women not to travel to areas with ongoing Zika virus transmission.

    Based on current assessment, cancelling or changing the location of the 2016 Olympics will not significantly alter the international spread of Zika virus. Brazil is one of almost 60 countries and territories which to-date report continuing transmission of Zika by mosquitoes. People continue to travel between these countries and territories for a variety of reasons. The best way to reduce risk of disease is to follow public health travel advice.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

    Falklands considering review of response protocol to visitors' misbehavior actions

    PN reports that action is being taken following LAN passengers recently attempting to take non permitted items on to a flight out of the Falklands.

    The Falkland Islands government is considering a review of the response protocol to actions committed by visitors who ignore Islands' rules or are involved in misbehavior, harassing locals as happened this month, reports the Penguin News in this Friday's edition. The different branches of Falklands' government act coordinately and effectively, in such cases and admit it usually involves a minority of Argentine visitors.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:50 UTC

    Magallanes region expanded 6.3% in the first quarter boosted by fisheries and construction

    Manufacturing was concentrated in fish and sea food elaboration and packing, plus the chemistry industry, and artisanal beer

    Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile reported an economic activity of 6.3% during the first quarter of the year, according to the country's stats office, INE, only behind Atacama, 8.9% and Maule, 7.2%.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

    UK and Eire farmers warn about falling farm-gate prices, and celebrate exclusion of Mercosur beef

    NFUS livestock committee chairman Charlie Adam said that processors must start working with farmer representatives, rather than dictating to them

    Following a meeting to discuss common concerns, the British Isles' farming unions – NFU Scotland, the English NFU, NFU Cymru, the Ulster Farmers Union and the Irish Farmers Association – issued a joint statement warning buyers that the downward pressure on farm-gate prices was “sapping confidence” out of the sector.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:25 UTC

    Rousseff's final impeachment vote in the Senate scheduled for August

    “June 20 is the date fixed for Rousseff's interrogation before the commission... She may choose to attend or be represented by her counsel” reported Agencia Brasil.

    “The impeachment effort against suspended President Dilma Rousseff may reach a final decision in August, according to a work schedule presented Wednesday by Senator Antonio Anastasia, rapporteur of the current Procedural Commission for the Impeachment,” the state news agency Agencia Brasil reported on Wednesday.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 06:08 UTC

    UK-Argentina: a new start for an old relationship, according to The Economist

     The 60-metre Palladian clock tower was a gift from the city’s British community to mark the centenary of Argentina’s 1810 revolution

    With its green bell tower and royal coat of arms, the Torre Monumental in Buenos Aires would not look out of place in a British market town. The 60-metre Palladian clock tower was a gift from the city’s British community to mark the centenary of Argentina’s 1810 revolution (though it was completed in 1916). On May 24th this year around 200 people gathered to commemorate its centenary.

  • Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 05:53 UTC

    Falklands claim and UN chief post bid', “not incompatible” for Argentine minister Malcorra

    “What we have been saying regarding the Malvinas is what we have said since the day we took office ... and I see no incompatibility” between that and becoming secretary-general, Malcorra said

    Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Friday she believes there's no conflict of interest between her bid to be the next U.N. secretary-general and her ministerial work including pressing Argentina's sovereignty claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.