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Stories for June 13th 2016

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 17:20 UTC

    Chilean salmon industry controversy over the use of antibiotics

    Figures from 46 salmon companies, operating in freshwater and the sea, pushed the consumption rate per ton of salmon to its highest point: 660 grams per ton.

    The use of antibiotics in the Chilean salmon industry reached 557 tons in 2015, according to the latest report of the National Fisheries and Aquaculture Service (SERNAPESCA), a figure consolidating the tendency to their intensive use over the past five years.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 15:45 UTC

    US and Brazil studies confirm the presence of the “super bacteria” in Rio beaches and lagoons

    A 2014 study had shown the presence of the super bacteria, off one of the beaches in Guanabara Bay, where Olympic sailing and wind-surfing events will be held

    Scientists have found dangerous drug-resistant “super bacteria” off beaches in Rio de Janeiro that will host Olympic swimming events and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe athletes will compete when the Games start on August 5.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:50 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas dispute: Malcorra calls for an “open dialogue” with UK

    “The Argentine government reiterates once again its full readiness to open dialogue with the UK and to strengthen the bilateral relationship between both countries”

    Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra called on the United Kingdom to engage in “open dialogue” on the Falklands/Malvinas islands sovereignty dispute in an open letter sent to the UK government, which President Mauricio Macri’s administration hopes can further improve relations between the former foes.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:44 UTC

    Brazil's fiscal accounts “worse than ever imagined” confesses Temer

    “The fiscal accounts were worse than we imagined, Petrobras was broken, Postal Office broken, Eletrobras broken, and I still have faced an aggressive campaign”

    Brazil's fiscal accounts were in worse shape than initially thought after the suspension of Dilma Rousseff, underscoring the challenge facing the country's new economic team, acting President Michel Temer said.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:36 UTC

    Sterling drops to a two-month low as jittery investors shift to safer assets

    With next week's referendum on whether Britain should stay in the EU on a knife-edge, analysts said traders were rushing to safe-haven investments.

    The British pound dropped to a two-month low and the yen rallied Monday as jittery investors shifted into safer assets on worries about Britain's possible exit from the European Union. The flight to lower-yielding investments came as Asian stock markets plunged, with dealers awaiting meetings this week of the US and Japanese central banks.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:17 UTC

    Obama describes the killings as “an act of terror and an act of hate”

    Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, said president Obama who ordered flags flown at half mast until next Thursday sunset.

    US President Barack Obama has described Sunday morning's gun attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, as “an act of terror and an act of hate”. Americans were united in “grief, outrage and resolve to defend our people”, he said.Omar Mateen, 29, killed 50 people and wounded 53 at the Pulse club before being shot dead by police.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

    Mourning and defiance across the US following the Orlando massacre

    Florida Governor Rick Scott asked for a moment of silence “to mourn the loss of life and pray for those that are still fighting for their life, and pray for all the loved ones.”

    Across the United States, reaction to the massacre at a Orlando, Florida gay nightclub ranged from mourning to defiance, as many cities planned vigils and some officials increased security. President Barack Obama ordered US flags at all federal buildings to be flown at half-staff until Thursday, including at the White House and at embassies around the world.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:54 UTC

    Rousseff called as a defense witness over the Petrobras corruption scandal

    In the decision by the investigating judge, Sergio Moro, Rousseff has been given the choice of either testifying before a judge or responding to questions in writing.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, suspended from office pending her impeachment trial, has been called as a defense witness for a key figure in the Petrobras corruption scandal, court documents show. The case involves Marcelo Odebrecht, the former head of a family-owned construction company who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in the mammoth corruption scandal centered on the state oil giant.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

    Argentines feel the economic situation is bad or very bad, but will improve

     Ibarometro indicates that 72.1% agree that the current economic situation is bad or very bad, and only 22.9%, good or very good.

    Most Argentines believe the economic situation is bad or very bad, but are also convinced things are set to improve, according to the latest public opinion poll released which coincides with the first six month of president Mauricio Macri's government. However it must also be mentioned that negative tendencies are increasing while positive ones are declining compared to last 10 December.

  • Monday, June 13th 2016 - 06:17 UTC

    OAS General Assembly: a statement on Falklands/Malvinas can be expected

    The OAS general assembly two/day meeting is taking place in Santo Domingo

    This Monday evening the Organization of American States 46th General Assembly will officially open in Santo Domingo and this year's convening agenda refers to “Institutional Strengthening for Sustainable Development in the Americas”. The two day gathering is also expected to focus on the Venezuela, Haiti and the Inter-American Human Rights Commission situations, and as is the norm, the Falklands-Malvinas issue will be addressed or included in the final declaration.