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Stories for February 8th 2018

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 17:19 UTC

    Goose Green Liberated of Landmines after more than 35 Years

    General Manager of the Goose Green Farm, Mr Keith Alazia

    As Mercopress have reported in a series of articles over the past eight years, the Falkland Islands are slowly being cleared of the landmines laid by Argentine forces during the 1982 war. Last week this process reached a key milestone when Goose Green settlement, the site of a key battle in late May 1982, was announced as being mine-free.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 11:24 UTC

    Venezuelan presidential elections for April 22

    The Head of the National Electoral Council, Tibisay Lucena, made the announcement Wednesday after talks broke down  in Dominican Republic

    Venezuela's questioned electoral council has set April 22 as the date for a controversial presidential election, which was supposed to occur late 2018. The opposition accuses President Nicolas Maduro of using to plan a second term for himself.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 11:21 UTC

    Busy cruise visitors week for Ushuaia: 20.000 landed during January

    Thursday will see the arrival of “Emerald Princess” with 3.000 visitors and 1.300 crew members. She is also on her third cruise calling Ushuaia this 2017/18 season.

    Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina is experiencing one of the busiest weeks of the current cruise season with six vessels and thousands of visitors calling at the capital of Tierra del Fuego. This includes the “Emerald Princess”, which is the largest to visit the End of the World city and will be completing its third call this season.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 11:19 UTC

    Long steel industry concentration in Brazil: ArcelorMittal taking over Votorantim

    Jefferson de Paula, ArcelorMittal executive vice president said the company's  long steel capacity in Brazil would reach up to 6 million tons per year after the tie-up.

    The Brazilian unit of ArcelorMittal expects to conclude in the second quarter the takeover of rival Votorantim Siderurgia SA to become the country’s largest long steel producer, a senior company executive said. Jefferson de Paula, ArcelorMittal executive vice president, said that ArcelorMittal’s long steel capacity in Brazil would reach up to 6 million tons per year after the tie-up.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:53 UTC

    Falklands: improvements to Mare Harbour jetty completed

    Photo (L-R): Brigadier Baz Bennett, Commander of British Forces South Atlantic Islands and DIO Chief Operating Officer Geoff Robson officially open the jetty at Mare Harbour (Pic MoD)

    A state of the art jetty which will improve military capability in the Falkland Islands and improve life for personnel on the Islands has been completed by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). Work to upgrade the jetty in Mare Harbour was officially opened recently by Geoff Robson, DIO’s Chief Operating Officer.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:37 UTC

    Brazilian ex president Collor de Mello throws hit hat into the ring

    Senator Fernando Collor de Mello, Brazil’s president from 1990-1992, had to resign shortly before being impeached on corruption charges.

    Among the many possible contenders for Brazil’s next president are an ex-army captain, a TV presenter and a former head of state who may be in jail by the time of the election. Now, another eye-catching candidate has thrown his hat into the ring: Fernando Collor de Mello, Brazil’s president from 1990-1992, when he resigned shortly before being impeached on corruption charges.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:26 UTC

    China confirms support for Venezuela and lashes out at “irresponsible” US

    Spokesman Geng Shuang said financial cooperation with Venezuela was set by companies and financial bodies in both nations on commercial, win-win principles.

    China’s support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government with murky oil-for-loan investments.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Brazil's central bank beats inflation and recession: eyes now on the presidential election

    The central bank lowered the Selic rate by 0.25 percentage point, its 11th consecutive cut aimed at helping Brazil emerge from a stifling two-year recession.

    Brazil’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday to a new low of 6.75%, but hinted it was now done with a historic easing cycle. The bank lowered the Selic rate by 0.25 percentage point, its 11th consecutive cut aimed at helping Latin America’s largest economy emerge from a stifling two-year recession.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    Falklands and MoD agree to address rotor winds at MPA airport

    The airport at MPC is the international commercial link of the Falklands

    The Falkland Islands government and the Ministry of Defense have agreed to address the challenge of rotor winds, which have become a serious problem for the operations at the Mount Pleasant Complex.

  • Thursday, February 8th 2018 - 09:11 UTC

    With NAFTA on the cliff, Mexico betting strongly to update free trade agreement with Europe

    Mexican negotiators are in Brussels this week, with the two sides due to reconvene next week in Mexico.

    Mexico believes it can conclude a new free-trade agreement with the European Union before the end of February, Mexican officials have said. The EU and Mexico intend to update a trade deal agreed 21 years ago that largely covers industrial goods. They want to add farm products, more services, investment and government procurement, and include provisions on labor standards and environmental protection.

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