MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, August 19th 2018 - 23:50 UTC

Stories for June 2018

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 08:20 UTC

    Iran's coach strongly questions the Video Assistant Referee at the Russia World Cup

    Queiroz and his squad have been at the “mercy” of VAR during this Cup including having a goal scored by Iran disallowed in stoppage time against Spain last week

    The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) used in the Russia World Cup has been praised by many, but also strongly criticized by some. One of those who does not see the benefit of VAR is Iran’s coach, Carlos Queiroz. The Portuguese-born manager says the new system has not only created confusion but also, according to him, taken the game away from the fans.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 08:12 UTC

    Argentine economy shrinks 0.9% as agriculture hit by drought plummets 31%

    It was the first negative monthly reading since February 2017. The economy shrank 2.7% in April from March

    Argentina’s economy shrank in April for the first time in more than a year, government data showed on Tuesday, while the central bank held its policy rate stable at 40% in the first rate decision since a shakeup in its leadership.

  • Wednesday, June 27th 2018 - 07:41 UTC

    Falklands presence at Experience Latin America

    Margaret Williams and Michelle Pepper of Falkland Islands Holidays recently attended Experience Latin America in Canary Wharf, London. Organized by the Latin American Travel Association (LATA), this was the 5th event held where the primary aim is to bring together key suppliers from the Latin America region along with top influential buyers from within the UK and Europe.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 17:39 UTC

    “Uniting the world against terrorism”: OP-ED on the United Nations conference on counter-terrorism

    With the military defeat of ISIL in Syria and Iraq, large numbers of these ideologically-driven mercenaries are relocating to other theatres of conflict or returning home, passing on their battlefield

    NEW YORK — Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace. No country is immune. Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities. The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological or radioactive weapons.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:27 UTC

    UN message on the International Day against drug abuse

    “There are no easy solutions. But my own experience reinforces my strong conviction that we can chart a better path to counter the world drug problem.”

    Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Argentine public service unions strike to protest IMF deal halts the country

    Banks and schools remained shut and Buenos Aires slowly emptied of traffic as the day progressed.

    Argentina ground to a halt on Monday as public service unions blocked road, rail and air transport with a nationwide 24-hour strike in protest at the government's latest deal with the International Monetary Fund. In a massive show of force against the conservative government of President Mauricio Macri, organizers said at least one million workers were taking part in the industrial action which halted trains, subways, buses and flights in Latin America's third-largest economy.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:13 UTC

    Brazil's trade surplus hit strongly by the truckers’ strike

    In May, the external account surplus totaled US$ 729 million, when expectations had been set for a surplus of 2.5 billion dollars

    The truck drivers' strike which paralyzed Brazil's trade and supply for about 10 days in May had a significant effect on the country's economy, its central bank reported on Monday.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:06 UTC

    Petrobras agrees to pay US$ 3bn in reparations to US investors

    Petrobras will pay US$ 2.95 billion to its American shareholders. This sum is 6.5 times the amount Petrobras has recovered from funds embezzled in the corruption ring

    Brazilian state oil company Petrobras announced Monday that it would pay almost 3 billion U.S. dollars in reparations to U.S. investors who were harmed by the corruption ring within the firm. Brazil's largest company was sued in a class action lawsuit, which was approved on June 22 by a federal court in New York.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:03 UTC

    UK government under pressure to increase defense budget to 3% of GDP

    The defense committee repeated its call for the Government to raise defense spending from the NATO minimum of 2% of GDP to 3% – around £60 billion a year

    The British government must increase spending on the armed forces if Britain is to maintain its defense relationship with the United States, MPs have warned. The Commons Defense Committee said without further investment, UK forces would struggle to maintain “interoperability” with the US military, diminishing their usefulness as allies.

  • Tuesday, June 26th 2018 - 09:01 UTC

    Heathrow airport third runway approved in Parliament, but hurdles remain

    The government, which wants to proceed with the expansion, won Monday’s 415-to-119 vote partly because of the support of some opposition Labour Party lawmakers

    British lawmakers on Monday approved plans to expand Heathrow Airport near London after years of study and debate, but the construction of a third runway still faces significant hurdles.