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Stories for March 1st 2017

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 21:11 UTC

    Aquazul: a giant squid sausage with more protein and less fat rich in Omega-3

    Under the name Aquazul, this competitive product in quality and price in premium line sausages is ideal for people with a special diet for children and gourmet market.

    A new unique food product was created by scientists at the Center for Research in Food and Development (CIAD) of Mexico: a protein-rich squid sausage and omega 3, which has up to 70% less fat, in addition to natural dyes and preservatives.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 20:58 UTC

    Latin American prosecutors will jointly investigate Odebrecht bribery case

    As part of the ongoing investigation, an arrest warrant was recently issued for former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is now a fugitive from justice

    A multilateral group of officials will jointly investigate the extent of corruption stemming from the Odebrecht bribery case. Following a meeting on February 16, executives from the public prosecution offices of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Portugal and Venezuela agreed to work together to fully investigate bribes alleged to have been paid to high-ranking officials across Latin America and beyond.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 17:41 UTC

    Colombia cancels construction contracts with Odebrechet

    Colombia’s prosecution office reported there is evidence to suggest Odebrecht paid bribes: allegedly it handed US$6.5 million to a former transportation vice minister

    The Colombian National Infrastructure Agency (ANI) has cancelled a US$1.89 billion highway construction contract with Odebrecht. The Brazilian contractor is the majority partner in a consortium that won the 25-year public private partnership (PPP) contract in 2010.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 17:11 UTC

    WHO stresses urgent need for R&D for drug-resistant tuberculosis

    “There is already consensus that TB is a top priority for R&D for new antibiotics,” said Dr Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director-General at WHO.

    The World Health Organization reaffirms the critical need for research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics to tackle the threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB). “Addressing drug-resistant TB research is a top priority for WHO and for the world,” said Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “More than US$ 800 million per year is currently necessary to fund badly needed research into new antibiotics to treat TB.”

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 17:03 UTC

    Trump addresses Congress with a speech of unity and hope

    “A new chapter of American greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation”

    United States president Trump declared on Tuesday that a “new chapter of American greatness is now beginning” as he made economic revival the centerpiece of his first address to Congress – issuing a clarion call to “restart the engine of the American economy” through tax cuts, better trade deals, immigration enforcement and a US$1 trillion infrastructure program.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 16:56 UTC

    Resource-rich Australia has reached a 25-year streak without recession

    Australia has not seen a recession - defined as two consecutive quarters of negative growth - since June 1991. (Pic CNN)

    Australia's economy has jumped sharply in the last quarter of 2016, allowing the resource-rich economy to extend its 25-year streak without recession. It brings the country close to breaking the Netherlands' record of modern-era uninterrupted economic growth.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 16:34 UTC

    UK government could face defeat on the Brexit bill in the House of Lords

    Home Secretary Amber Rudd had sought to reassure members that EU nationals' status would be a priority once Brexit talks begin.

    The government of Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a first defeat for its Brexit bill in the House of Lords later. Peers are expected to agree to amend the draft legislation to protect the rights of EU citizens living in the UK.Home Secretary Amber Rudd had sought to reassure members that EU nationals' status would be a priority once Brexit talks begin.

  • Wednesday, March 1st 2017 - 13:26 UTC

    Falklands: Argentine human rights/political delegation to the Islands with a message of peace and dialogue

    The delegation includes Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, 1980 Peace Nobel Prize

    At least fourteen human rights, social, religious and political leaders from Argentina are planning to travel to the Falkland Islands in mid March hoping to meet Islanders with a message of peace and dialogue. The delegation includes Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, 1980 Peace Nobel Prize, Nora Cortiñas, founder of one of the several branches in which the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo are split, and members of the Memory Commission, according to reports from Buenos Aires.