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Stories for November 12th 2016

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:31 UTC

    Demostrators rally in Sao Paulo against Temer's adjustment proposals

    Temer's austerity plans draw opposition that causes havoc in Sao Paulo

    Protesters Friday blocked some of Sao Paulo's main avenues to object to the the bill to freeze public spending for 20 years. Others set roadblocks with tires at the Vía Dutra, which links Sao Paulo with Rio de Janeiro, and Via Anchieta, the main road between the city and the coast.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:27 UTC

    Congress opens Brazil's huge “pre-salt” oil fields to the private sector

    Huge amounts of oil could be lying under the pre-salt fields, but high costs of equipment and human capital are necessary to get extraction started

    Petrobras will begin selling off huge “pre-salt” oil fields to raise cash for the desperate Brazilian national oil company, according to new legislation passed by Congress. Politicians in the lower house had fought against the bill, but lawmakers succeeded in pushing the bill through during a late-night session, and the vote stood at 251-22 by the end of the night.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:24 UTC

    Trump wave keeps Merval on the fall for a total 9.25% drop in a week

    No recovery for Buenos Aires Stock Exchange with Trump presidency coming up

    The index of the leading shares of the Buenos Aires stock market returned to adjust results in 3.51% and accumulated thus four rounds of losses for a total drop of 9,25% sice Monday. The Merval started the week with 17,257.56 points and dropped Friday to 15,659.74 points, with significant decreases except for Tenaris, which managed to stay away from the trend of US-based businesses thanks to a positive balancesheet produced last week.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:19 UTC

    US Secretary of State Kerry approaches climate change in Antarctica

    As Trump has different views on environmentalism, Secretary of State Kerry takes on the issue in Antarctica

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Antarctica Friday, in preparation for an international climate-change conference to be held in Marrakesh next week, at a time the world foresees different environmental policies under Trump.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 21:01 UTC

    McDonald's burgers are not welcome in Florence's Piazza del Duomo

    The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel

    McDonald's is suing the city of Florence for €18m after it was blocked from opening a restaurant on one of the Italian city's most historic plazas. The fast-food giant had its plans for an outlet on the Piazza del Duomo rejected by Florence's mayor in June and the decision was upheld in July by a technical panel in charge of preserving the city's ancient heart.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:48 UTC

    Argentine bishops call for a “Christmas in Peace” and public and private responsibility

    Monsignor Arancedo called for a “Christmas in Peace”, the most gracious Christian festivity when “the birth of Christ, the Prince of Peace”

    The chair of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA) Monsignor Jose Maria Arancedo renewed his call to the leadership of the country, political, social, unions and business, to leave aside special interests and act responsibly for the good of the country, at “a very difficult moment” so that “we can all enjoy Christmas in Peace”

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:23 UTC

    More flights to Cuba and less around Trump Tower in new US skies

    Flying to Cuba gets easier as opposed to what happens in NYC

    Delta Air Lines will operate three daily flights to Havana, one from Miami, one from New York and one from Atlanta, it was announced Friday - No fly zone (sort of) around Trump Tower in NYC

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 20:15 UTC

    Aerolíneas Argentinas prepares for the summer

    Many changes to airline services in the region by carries like Aerolíneas Argentinas

    Aerolíneas Argentinas announced Friday a series of adjustments to its operations which will increase the seating capacity by 10% for peak summer season destinations - DAP starts flying between Ushuaia and Punta Arenas - The neverending story of Bolivia's haunted airport.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 12:46 UTC

    Triple Eleven 1918 Armistice Day commemorated across UK the world

    UK Forces stationed worldwide held similar services at bases and operational establishments including Cyprus, Germany, Falkland Islands and the Middle East.

    In 1918 at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the First World War Armistice was signed in a railway carriage stationed in the Forest of Compiègne in Northern France by military personnel representing France, Germany and Britain. Today, 98 years later, that moment was commemorated across the United Kingdom and by the Forces around the world.

  • Saturday, November 12th 2016 - 12:39 UTC

    DAP Airways opens summer link between Punta Arenas and Ushuaia

    The first symbolic flight with a BAE 146-200 lands in Ushuaia and is received with the friendly arch of rain at the airport

    Chilean privately owned DAP Airways inaugurated this week the link between Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile and Ushuaia, capital of Argentine Tierra del Fuego, a flexible commercial service that includes two weekly flights during the summer season and with the main purpose of increasing connectivity in the region and favoring tourism.

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