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Stories for November 16th 2016

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 16:59 UTC

    A Troubling New President for Interpol

    “The appointment of Meng Hongwei is alarming given China’s longstanding practice of trying to use Interpol to arrest dissidents and refugees abroad”

    The following editorial was published by The New York Times - Interpol, the international law enforcement agency, has had a history of allowing its international database of fugitives to be used by authoritarian governments to persecute dissidents and critics. It is therefore deeply troubling that a senior Chinese security official will become the organization’s next president.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 11:31 UTC

    Small island nations fear they will cease to exist due to climate change

    Voices from Marrakesh - Climate change threatens the survival of small island countries

    Delegates from the Alliance of Small Island Nations (AOSIS) underscore the need to fight global warming and adapt to its effects as UN's 22nd Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change unfolds in Marrakesh.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 11:22 UTC

    Venezuelan Supreme Court clears way to suppress National Assembly's right to impeach Maduro

    Venezuelan judiciary gets to say what lawmakers can and cannot do.

    At the request of Attorney General Reinaldo Muñoz submitted last week, claiming that the legislative branch was violating the National Constitution by pronouncing the president politically responsible for his actions. The Venezuelan Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the National Assembly to drop its intentions to move forward with the impeachment of President Nicolás Maduro because it would be unconstitutional.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 10:01 UTC

    Cristina Fernandez furious with Macri for the accusations against her mother

    “Macri, my Mom is 87 and for over fifty years has been living with my sister in the same house, which is her only asset”, wrote Cristina Fernandez.

    Argentine ex president Cristina Fernandez strongly defended her mother Ofelia Wilhelm who has been accused by the federal justice of fraud and pointed to president Mauricio Macri for the official investigation warning that “no matter how many cases are dumped on me, the fact is people don't make enough money to reach the end of the month”.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:51 UTC

    Canadian PM will pay official visits to Cuba, Argentina and attend APEC summit in Peru

    PM Trudeau is looking forward to working with presidents Castro and Macri to stimulate more trade and investment with Canada (Pic AFP)

    Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau will pay official visits to Cuba and Argentina from November 15 to 18, and will travel to Peru from November 19 to 20 to participate in the 2016 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ meeting.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:38 UTC

    IMF anticipates a more gradual recovery of the Brazilian economy than forecasted

    Temer has said he will not raise taxes unless reforms fail to pass; IMF directors warned tax hikes may need to wait until the economy is on stronger footing.

    International Monetary Fund's executive board said on Tuesday that the Brazilian economy could be close to pulling out of a grueling recession, but faces a long and bumpy recovery that hinges on the approval of unpopular reforms. In its considerations of the IMF staff's annual report on Brazil, the executive board said that despite the new government's efforts to avoid a fiscal crisis they expected a gradual recovery in Latin America's top economy.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:27 UTC

    Argentina plans to cull 100.000 beavers devastating Tierra del Fuego woodlands

     The plague of big-toothed rodents has struck in the Tierra del Fuego province, a far southern region known as “the End of the World.”

    Argentina will cull 100,000 beavers which are devastating southern woodlands by gnawing down huge trees, officials said this week. The plague of big-toothed rodents has struck in the Tierra del Fuego province, a far southern region known as “the End of the World.”

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:19 UTC

    Argentina's main network Telefe with 26,8m subscribers sold to Viacom for US$345m

    Viacom said the brands and assets acquired with the purchase included Telefe Internacional, a pay TV channel seen throughout the Americas.

    Viacom Inc, the owner of Comedy Central, Nickelodeon and MTV, said on Tuesday it had bought Argentine broadcaster Television Federal SA (Telefe) from telecom carrier Telefonica SAfor US$345 million in cash. The deal to buy the Spanish-language network and content producer is part of Viacom's plan to boost its presence in Argentina and Latin America.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:16 UTC

    Brazil's annual inflation below 8%; October's 0.26% increase was the lowest since 2000

    With inflation on a downward path, the central bank cut interest rates last month from a decade high to help lift the economy out of a two-year downturn.

    Brazil's annual inflation rate in October fell below 8% for the first time since February 2015, keeping the door open for small interest rate cuts as a deep recession lingers. Prices rose 7.87% in the 12 months through October, down from an annual increase of 8.48% in the previous month, statistics bureau IBGE said.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 09:06 UTC

    Trump receives Japan's Abe in New York expecting to reassure Asian allies

    “Prime Minister Abe and Mr. Trump will have good chemistry,” said Takashi Kawakami, a professor at Tokyo's Takushoku University.

    Donald Trump is expected to use his first meeting with a foreign leader as U.S. president-elect this week to try to reassure Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asian allies rattled by his campaign rhetoric, advisers to Trump said. Abe, a political blue blood and veteran lawmaker, and Trump, a brash outsider with no diplomatic or government experience, have differences on policy issues such as free trade.

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