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Stories for July 2018

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 06:10 UTC

    Argentine natural gas for Chile beginning next October

    The gas will come primarily from the Vaca Muerta shale field in the Neuquen basin, and will be sent over the Andes mountain range to Chile’s Biobio province

    Argentina will begin exporting natural gas to Chile from October, the Argentine Energy Ministry said on Friday, following a meeting between the governments of both countries.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:39 UTC

    Want to beat me? Try at the voting booth

    Ex president Lula da Silva is incarcerated in Curitiba

    By Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil - I have been imprisoned for more than 100 days. Meantime, unemployment is increasing, more and more fathers and mothers are finding themselves unable to support their families, and an absurd pricing policy for fuel caused a truckers' strike that provoked shortages in Brazilian cities.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:30 UTC

    IMF's Lagarde forced to return to Buenos Aires

     The IMF head made an emergency landing in Argentina shortly after taking off from Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza airport on Sunday, several local media outlets reported

    An American Airlines flight carrying International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde made an emergency landing in Argentina shortly after taking off from Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza airport on Sunday, several local media outlets reported.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:23 UTC

    Argentine military will be involved in domestic security issues, announces Macri

    “It's important that they can collaborate in internal security, mainly by providing logistic support in the border zones,” Macri said at a public act in a military base

    In a radical reform of Argentina's defense doctrine, President Mauricio Macri said on Monday he is removing a ban on military involvement in fighting crime, terrorist threats and other internal security issues. Macri said he will modify a 2006 decree that limited the armed forces to defense against attacks by another country.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 05:11 UTC

    Over 1.500 companies were operating in Argentina's mining sector in 2016

    Ninety per cent of the operations take place at open pit mines with metallic minerals making up 73.1% of the production

    Argentina last polled its mining sector a decade ago but this month some results from a census carried out in 2016 were made public. The Indec document available online says that over 1,500 mining companies were operating in Argentina in 2016. Their extractive activities generated US$ 1,329 million while their processing activities generated US$ 2,386 million.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 04:28 UTC

    IMF underlined financial pressures risks for vulnerable emerging economies

    “In response to financial volatility, exchange rate flexibility should continue to play a role in buffering shocks in emerging economies,” Lagarde stated

    The IMF urged that trade conflicts be resolved via international cooperation, without resorting to exceptional measures, and underlined the world economy is facing increasing risks especially financial pressures in vulnerable emerging economies and the return of sovereign risks in parts of the Euro area.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:41 UTC

    G20 begin talks on global rules to tax the digital economy

     EC proposed rules earlier this year to make digital companies pay more tax, targeting such US giants as Alphabet’s Google, Facebook and Amazon .

    European finance leaders called for progress on global rules to tax the digital economy at a meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in Argentina on Sunday, putting them at odds with U.S. counterparts.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:31 UTC

    Police violence in Rio remains as savage as 25 years ago, claims Amnesty

    On 23 July 1993 eight boys who were sleeping rough near Rio's Candelária Church were killed by off duty officers as part of a non official “extermination” policy

    The struggle to protect black Brazilian youths from police violence and deliver justice for the victims of the past remains as vital and relevant as ever, Amnesty International said on the 25th anniversary of the Candelária massacre, in which eight young boys were killed by off-duty police officers in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Tuesday, July 24th 2018 - 02:12 UTC

    Brazil combats fake news: media analysis studies compulsory in schools

    “The aim is to teach students to identify fake news, and now it’s part of the national curriculum because the country has decided it’s necessary,” said Leandro Beguoci,

    Brazil has taken a stand against the explosion of “fake news” stories swamping the internet by making media analysis studies compulsory for schoolchildren. Media analysis studies became compulsory in December 2017, but have been offered alongside traditional subjects like mathematics and history for years in some Brazilian schools.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2018 - 08:03 UTC

    Statement by the UK government on the situation in Nicaragua

    The Nicaraguan Government has a responsibility to end the violence, protect its citizens and ensure perpetrators of abuses are brought to justice.

    ”The worsening situation in Nicaragua is alarming. The United Kingdom reiterates its condemnation of the violence in Nicaragua, in particular the deliberate excessive use of force by police and pro-government armed groups against the people of Nicaragua, which has led to an increasing number of injuries and deaths.