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Stories for April 2017

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 13:27 UTC

    Irish farmers want meat removed from Mercosur/EU trade talks

    IFA and other European farm lobby groups have been campaigning for a full EU ban on Brazilian meat and are calling for meat to be removed from trade talks

    The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is pushing to have meat removed from the proposed trade deal between Europe and Mercosur in the wake of Brazil’s meat scandal. The move could scupper the entire trade deal given the importance of the meat industry to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 12:13 UTC

    Very Large Ore carrier with 260.000 tons o iron ore disappears in mid Atlantic

    Stellar Daisy loaded at the Ilha Guaiba terminal, near Rio de Janeiro, and was heading through Cape Horn, to China with iron ore for the steel industry

    A South Korean ship carrying thousands of tons of iron ore and a crew of 24 has vanished in the South Atlantic after setting out from a port in Brazil. Two Filipino sailors were rescued on Sunday from a life raft and are expected to give investigators details of how and why the Stellar Daisy foundered as it headed south.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:37 UTC

    Macri mixed local politics in the Malvinas Fallen and Veterans Day anniversary

    Macri received the delegations with Bs As province governor Maria Eugenia Vidal, foreign minister Susana Malcorra and the Human Rights Secretary, Claudio Avruj

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri underlined that dialogue will facilitate the Malvinas sovereignty non-renounceable claim and ensure that it is really effective. The Argentine leader was addressing a delegation of Malvinas Fallen Relatives and Veterans, at the Olivos presidential residence on Sunday which marked the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the South Atlantic conflict in 1982.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:33 UTC

    Bertone invites Falkland Islanders to become Tierra del Fuego citizens

    “We are all 'fueguinos'; I call on Islanders to integrate, based on respect for cultural diversity. We are and will be respectful of the culture and customs of everybody”

    Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone called the Falkland Islanders “fueguinos” and invited them to integrate based on respect for “cultural diversity”. Ms Bertone was addressing the crowd on Sunday at the Malvinas Fallen monument in Ushuaia on Sunday, 35th anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falklands and which according to the local calendar is the Malvinas Veterans and Fallen Day.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:24 UTC

    “We will never cease to claim Malvinas”, but advancing along intelligent paths

    “We will never cease to claim what belongs to us. Not one single day of our lives are we going to let our arms down, or claudicate” said Friegerio.

    Argentina will never cease to claim Malvinas Islands sovereignty, but intelligent paths to advance on that purpose must also be found, said Ministry of Interior, Public Works and Housing Rogelio Frigerio on Sunday, in Ushuaia, during the main official event on the 35th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 conflict with the United Kingdom.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 10:16 UTC

    Mudslide in Colombian sweeps away half a city: 254 dead, hundreds missing

    Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the capital of southwestern Putumayo province

    Flooding and mudslides in the Colombian city of Mocoa sent torrents of water and debris crashing onto houses in the early hours of Saturday morning, killing 254 people, a quarter of them children, injuring hundreds and sending terrified residents, some in their pajamas, scrambling to evacuate.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 09:07 UTC

    UK twice offered to return Malvinas, but twice Argentina rejected, now it's a fifty year game

    Cisneros who is considered knowledgeable in Malvinas affairs worked with Di Tella during the government of ex president Carlos Menem

    “Twice Great Britain offered to return Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty to Argentina, and Argentina frustrated the two opportunities”, and one of those offers involved the government of Margaret Thatcher, revealed diplomat Andrés Cisneros, Argentine deputy foreign minister with Guido Di Tella in the nineties.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 09:02 UTC

    Paraguayan president sacks Interior minister and Chief of Police following torching of Congress

    “I submit to a self-criticism because we politicians have not been able to settle our differences with dialogue and peace,” Cartes said in a Facebook message

    President Horacio Cartes fired Paraguay’s interior minister and chief of police on Saturday following the death of a young opposition party leader and violent overnight clashes sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment to allow presidential re-election.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:47 UTC

    Gibraltar “is not for sale and is not to be bargained away” says Boris Johnson

    The policy of the UK remains fixed and firm. ”The sovereignty of Gibraltar cannot be changed without the express consent of the UK and the people of Gibraltar.”

    British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has insisted that Gibraltar “will not be bargained away” during the Brexit negotiations after the UK Government came under pressure to safeguard the future of the Rock. The Foreign Secretary’s intervention came after a European Union proposal to give Madrid a veto over decisions on Gibraltar’s future after the UK has left the bloc.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:23 UTC

    Falklands' Veterans in a “very moving ceremony” at the Memorial Arboretum

    The service open to the public was to “pay tribute to all those involved in the conflict, and especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our country” (Pic PA)

    Hundreds of veterans and their families took part in a “very, very moving” ceremony on Sunday to mark the 35th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands. Jane Adams, secretary of the South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (Sama 82) who organized the event, said “there was many a tear” as people of different ranks and ages gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.