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Stories for 2017

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:32 UTC

    Trump administration begins to cut UN funding: UNFPA first target

    This is the first of the promised cuts to US financial contributions to the UN by the Trump administration.

    United States has withdrawn funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries. The state department said the UNFPA “supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization”.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:20 UTC

    Spain surprised by tone of UK comments on Gibraltar; CM Picardo critical of EU Council president Tusk

    “The Spanish government is a little surprised by the tone of comments coming out of Britain, a country known for its composure,” Dastis said.

    Spain’s Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis called on Tuesday for calm in the row over Gibraltar’s inclusion in the EU guidelines, adding that he was surprised by the reactions in Britain. He was speaking amid a media frenzy after the EU said in its guidelines that Spain must agree before any future trade deal between the UK and the EU can be extended to Gibraltar.

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Paraguayan opposition conditions political dialogue to suspension of reelection amendment

    In a televised address, Cartes called on lawmakers and political leaders from across the political divide to join in a dialogue along with church leaders.

    Paraguay's conservative President Horacio Cartes reached out to his opponents Monday for talks after a bid to lift a ban on him seeking re-election sparked deadly riots. His opponents say the constitutional change would raise the risk of a return to dictatorship for a country that transitioned to democracy in 1989 after 35 years of military rule.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 13:52 UTC

    Brazil rapidly becoming global supplier of light crudes

    Petrobras Guilherme said company's production ”consists of much lighter oil than we used to produce in the past; we have demand for more than we can deliver.”

    Brazil is poised to sharply increase oil exports this year as heavy investments spur new output and demand for its lighter crudes win more buyers, especially in China and India. Production is projected to rise 210,000 barrels per day (bpd) in 2017, second only in the size of additional supply to the United States among non-OPEC producers.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 13:39 UTC

    Mexico planning to purchase Brazilian rice ahead of a clash with Trump over a Nafta review

    A move announced recently by Mexican diplomats may be a precursor of what could be happening in the coming months with the trading of major commodities involving the country’s trade war talks with the U.S.

  • 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.