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Stories for July 2017

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:49 UTC

    Bolivia's YPFB wins bid to sell LPG to Paraguay

    With this new sale YPFB becomes a “major player” in the LPG regional industry,

    Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales Bolivianos (YPFB) CEO Oscar Barriga announced Monday that the state company will export 4,000 tons of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to Paraguay.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:40 UTC

    MUD to hold plebiscite against Maduro's Constituent Assembly plans

    ”That Zero Hour is activated, we call on all the people to decide which way is that of the nation,2 Borges said

    Venezuela's opposition Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) announced Monday it will hold a public consultation regarding Nicolás Maduro's intention to reform the constitution by calling for an election to choose the constituent assembly.

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:34 UTC

    Buenos Aires-Mar del Plata train runs again

    “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered,” said Governor Vidal.

    After two years out of service, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, which are 400 kilometres apart, are since Monday again linked by a train service that needs almost seven hours to reach its final destination. Buenos Aires provincial Governor María Eugenia Vidal said “It is no longer a promise - we have delivered.”

  • Tuesday, July 4th 2017 - 02:25 UTC

    Former Temer aide arrested for obstructing corruption investigation

    Vieira Lima is investigated in Operation Cui Bono for allowing the release of cash in exchange for bribes

    Geddel Vieira Lima, a former Secretary of Government of President Michel Temer's, was placed under preventive arrest on Monday over a loan that state-owned bank Caixa Econômica Federal handed over to meat, finance and real estate firms between 2011 and 2013, it was announced.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 22:06 UTC

    Chile: Polling stations open for Sunday’s primary elections

    Deputy Felipe Kast,Senator Manuel José Ossandon and former Pte. Sebastian Piñera

    More than 14 million Chileans are eligible to vote Sunday to choose in primary elections who will be the official candidates for the presidential elections of November 19 for two political alliances: Let”s Go Chile and Broad Front. Three politicians are running for the ticket of the right wing Let’s Go Chile, former president (2010-2014) Sebastian Piñera, the favorite; Deputy Felipe Kast, and Senator Manuel José Ossandon.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 08:46 UTC

    ICRC work in the Falklands/Malvinas continues as planned

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) forensics team working to identify the remains of Argentine soldiers buried in Darwin cemetery has reported good progress.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 03:51 UTC

    United Airlines joins list of companies to leave Venezuela

    The captain of United's last flight pulled a Venezuelan flag out of the cockpit window during pushback at Maiquetia airport as workers bid farewell to yet another company.

    United Airlines' last service to Venezuela flew back to the United States last Friday. United thus joins the seemingly endless list of foreign commercial airlines which have followed on the airtrails of Alitalia and left the country due to a state debt to companies that amounts to 3.8 billion dollars, according to airline industry sources.

  • Monday, July 3rd 2017 - 02:08 UTC

    Travel to Argentina up 10% says United Airlines country manager

    Poppe also explained that “the removal of the reciprocity entry tax, which was a barrier for the visitor,” was a decisive factor.

    Interest in Argentina from the United States pushed for an “unusual growth” of 10% in corporate and leisure travel between the two countries, according to United Airlines' Christoff Poppe. It also means more jobs.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 19:10 UTC

    H & M clothing chain announces Uruguay 2018 landing

    Uruguay will be the sixth market in Latin America for H & M

    The Swedish multinational brand H & M, known for its trendy clothing at affordable prices and which is present in 64 countries with a total of 4.300 stores, Friday announced on its website its plans to open stores in Uruguay and Ukraine by 2018.

  • Saturday, July 1st 2017 - 18:18 UTC

    Cuba, Australia pledge to strengthen economic cooperation

    Foreign Ministers Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla of Cuba and Julie Bishop of Australia at the signing of the new Memorandum on Friday in Havana

    Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, Friday signed a memorandum of understanding whereby both countries will strenthen their economic ties.