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Stories for November 28th 2016

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 12:51 UTC

    Bolivia sells 14% more airplane tickets

    Boliviana de Aviacion's expansion accounts for more Bolivians chosing to travel by air

    Passenger air traffic in Bolivia has increased from 1,859,456 to 2,121,437 between January and August, 2016, compared to the same part of 2015, the General Directorate of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) reported, which means a 14 % increase.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 10:05 UTC

    Temer vows to veto any corruption amnestly lawmakers may grant themselves

    President Michel Temer said he would veto any amnesty attempt from Brazilian politicians under suspicion of corruption

    Brazil's President Michel Temer promised Sunday during a press conference he would step in should legislators under suspicion of corruption make an attempt to grant themselves any sort of amnesty, in what was perceived as a move by th Executive to sweep away much of the untrustworthiness it has brought upon itself as scandals kept surfacing in recent months.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:36 UTC

    Doubts about OPEC's production cut agreement make crude oil prices dive

    Uncertainty over output cutdowns keeps pushing oil prices down

    Oil prices fell over 1 percent Monday in Asia following a decline of more than 3 percent Friday over disagreement between members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-OPEC exporters like Russia. Brent crude futures LCOc1 were trading at $46.40 per barrel at 0035 GMT (7.35 a.m. ET), down 84 cents, or 1.8 percent, from their last close, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were down 74 cents, or 1.6 percent, at $45.32 a barrel.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:31 UTC

    Maduro vows to dialogue with opposition in 2017 and 2018

    Nicolas Maduro intends to talk his way through to the end of his term

    Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Sunday he hopes to maintain dialogue with the opposition in 2017 and 2018, although his opponents insist on calling for elections as soon as possible to seek a change of government.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 09:04 UTC

    Uruguayan football out of control: hooligans force the cancelling of the derby

    Social media shows when a 13 kilos carafe is about to fall on a group of police officers

    Uruguay's derby between Peñarol and Nacional was called off on Sunday after fans clashed with police in and around the Centenario stadium, while cooking gas carafes were dropped from the stands against officers injuring several. An estimated 150 hooligans were finally arrested by riot policy with horses and dogs and the match was suspended when the police said it could not guarantee the safety of players and people at the stadium.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 08:50 UTC

    New UK ambassador to Brazil; outgoing diplomat will head Existing EU Department

    Dr. Francis Vijay Narasimhan Rangarajan is currently the Foreign Office Europe Director and before that was Director of Multilateral Policy

    Dr Vijay Rangarajan CMG has been appointed United Kingdom's Ambassador to Brazil in succession to Alexander Ellis. Dr Rangarajan will take up his appointment in Spring 2017. Outgoing ambassador Ellis has been appointed Director General at the Department for Exiting the European Union and will be taking his new role next January.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 08:42 UTC

    UK trade envoy in Brazil to promote business in oil, finance, infrastructure and mining sectors

    “I am looking forward to coming here again to talk business in one of the world’s most important emerging economies”, the British MP said.

    A United Kingdom member of parliament and Special Envoy for Trade and Investment, Mark Prisk is in Brazil for a round of business talks in the oil and gas, financial services, mining and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Prisk is visiting Brazil for the second time in six months and his agenda will take him to Rio do Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 08:12 UTC

    UK minister underlines historic defense ties with Chile particularly at navies level

    Minister Penning Chilean Minister of Defense Juan Antonio Gomez to discuss mutual interests and challenges, and thank Chile for its continued support.

    During a visit to Chile, British Armed Forces Minister Mike Penning underlined the deep and historic defense ties between the UK and Chile, which he described as a key ally with a longstanding relationship, particularly through the Royal Navy and Chilean Navy.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

    Reactions to Fidel Castro's legacy: as controversial as in life

    Ban Ki-moon: His revolutionary ideals left few indifferent.

    World reactions to the death of the Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro who ruled the island for half a century have been as controversial as his life and influence in world affairs. “His revolutionary ideals left few indifferent”, Ban Ki-moon was quoted, and Pope Francis was more diplomatic and referred to the sad news and promised prayers to Cuba's patron Virgin.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine sovereignty was always promoted by Fidel Castro

    “I was defending the Malvinas claim since 1948. Over sixty years ago, as a university student I started to defend the Malvinas cause” confessed Fidel Castro

    Despite the political changes experienced by Argentina during the XXth century, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro always supported Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in international forae and in public statements, it has been recalled in Buenos Aires.

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