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Stories for April 3rd 2018

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 19:06 UTC

    Argentine Jewish community honors first woman submariner, who remains missing in the Atlantic

    Eliana María Krawczyk, 35, who is Jewish, is one of 44 crew members of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which remains missing in the Atlantic

    The first female submarine officer in Argentina, who remains missing in the Atlantic Ocean, was honored by the country’s Jewish community on International Women’s Month. Eliana María Krawczyk, 35, who is Jewish, is one of 44 crew members of the Argentine submarine ARA San Juan, which remains missing in the Atlantic four months after it fell off the radar with a one week supply of oxygen on board.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 18:56 UTC

    The Kirchners' most trusted official caught in the Odebrecht corruption web

    De Vido (next to a good friend) is suspected of illegally favoring Odebrecht with US$ 2.3bn contracts for the construction of liquefied natural gas projects

    An Argentine judge has charged ex president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner former planning minister in a case involving Brazilian company Odebrecht. Argentina's official Judicial Information Center says that Julio De Vido was charged Tuesday with carrying out incompatible deals while in public office.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 17:31 UTC

    Falklands' lawmaker concern over capital program delivery

    MLA Roger Spink asked ”what steps we need to take to increase the capability of the Public Works Department to cope with the increased capital program.”

    Falkland Islands' Member of Legislative Assembly Roger Spink has expressed concern about the shortfall in achieving the objectives of the capital program for 17/18.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 09:20 UTC

    Cunha, the driving force of Rousseff's impeachment sentenced to 15 years

    Cunha, was forced from his position as speaker in July and arrested in October on accusations he received millions in bribes

    Brazilian court has sentenced the former speaker of the country’s lower house, Eduardo Cunha to more than 15 years in prison for corruption. The ex Worker’s Party member is the highest profile political conviction yet in the ‘operation car wash’ scandal.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 09:15 UTC

    American Airlines launches nonstop flight between Los Angeles and Buenos Aires

    The airline has also announced new nonstop service between Miami and Georgetown, Guyana, Pereira, Colombia, and Cordoba, Argentina

    American Airlines will launch its first-ever nonstop flights between Los Angeles International Airport and Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, as part of a broader expansion in service to Mexico and South American destinations.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Temer reshuffles cabinet ahead of 7 October general elections

    Temer's presidential palace announced on Saturday that Gilberto Occhi, CEO of state-run bank Caixa Econômica Federal, will assume as the new health minister.

    More than one-third of the ministers in Temer’s cabinet are expected to resign this week to campaign in the 7 October general elections. The most outstanding figure of the lot is Finance minister Henrique Meirelles who is tipped to become the ruling PMDB presidential candidate, following his success in putting the Brazilian economy back on a growth track.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    Anti Iran coalition: Saudi crown prince touring the US moves closer to Israel

    The Crown prince said Palestinians and Israelis have the right to have their own land, but a peace agreement is needed to assure the stability for everyone

    Saudi Arabia’s crown prince said Israelis are entitled to live peacefully on their own land in an interview published on Monday in U.S. magazine The Atlantic, another public sign of ties between Riyadh and Tel Aviv appearing to grow closer. Asked if he believes the Jewish people have a right to a nation-state in at least part of their ancestral homeland, Mohammed bin Salman was quoted as saying:

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:48 UTC

    Brazil subsidized loans for the 2018/19 agriculture program will reach US$ 58bn

    The government’s farm program offers subsidized loans to finance agricultural commodities and make investments such as in silos and agricultural machinery.

    Brazil's Agriculture Ministry plans to increase funds available to finance the farm sector, an official announced, noting that a decline in inflation has allowed the government to boost funding in a country that is the world’s largest exporter of staples like soybeans and coffee.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:43 UTC

    Brazil's unemployment stubbornly remains above 12%

    The unemployment rate in Brazil was at 12.2% in the quarter ended in January and at 12.0% in the last quarter of 2017.

    Despite official announcements that Brazil's recession was turning into a mild recovery, the unemployment rate rose to 12.6% in the quarter ended in February, reaching the highest level since mid-2017 and surpassing market expectations of a 12.5% rate, according to the national statistics office.

  • Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    The central ceremony of the Malvinas war 36th anniversary is held in Ushuaia

    “Many of our heroes died defending that piece of motherland soil so that our flag could again fly. That is why Malvinas is so convoking” underlined Frigerio

    On the 36th anniversary of the beginning of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict Argentine Interior minister Rogelio Frigerio called “for intelligent ways to advance in our legitimate claim of the Malvinas Islands' sovereignty”. Frigerio was the main speaker at the central event of the 36th anniversary held this Monday in Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego province, next to the Beagle channel.

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