Fuel retailer Axion cut down its prices by 3.2% in Argentina, in line with declines of both the US dollar exchange rate and the international oil barrell, it was reported Saturday. Other companies are expected to follow suit shortly.1 comment
Argentina last year chose to turn down a British offer of a minisub to search submarine ARA San Juan, it was reported Sunday. The then Navy Chief of Staff Admiral Marcelo Srur failed to convey the British offer December 5 last to Defense Minister Oscar Aguad, who confirmed the reports, according to the Buenos Aires daily Clarin.
The Falkland Islands' Gilbert House has announced the following arrangements for Sunday 11 November 2018, Remembrance Sunday to take place in Stanley. The Annual Service of Remembrance, this year commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, will be held in Christ Church Cathedral commencing at 9.30 am.
Falklands' conflict veteran Gus Hales, who has successfully protested against the treatment of combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, was visited this week by Member of Legislative Assembly Leona Roberts to express her support.
At least eleven people were killed in a shootout with police after a bank robbery in the northeast region of Brazil, authorities said on Friday. The shootout occurred on Thursday night after police located the house where the alleged bank robbers were hiding after robbing a bank in Aguas Belas in the state of Pernambuco, reports Xinhua news agency.
Police arrested a controlling shareholder of meatpacker JBS SA and two former Brazilian agriculture ministers on Friday in connection with an investigation into illegal campaign contributions. Joesley Batista, a member of the family that founded the world's largest meat processor, is expected to be held only temporarily, his lawyer André Callegari said. He declined to elaborate on the arrest order or the investigation.
Argentina’s central bank said it would nearly double its currency swap deal with China, bringing the total to 130 billion Yuan (US$ 18.7 billion), as Beijing looks to expand its influence in the recession-struck country. Central Bank President Guido Sandleris, who was in China finalizing the agreement, said that the deal for 70 billion Yuan would be expanded by 60 billion Yuan, according to a bank spokesman.
A lawyer for former Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa denied a report on Thursday that he had requested asylum in Belgium as he faces prosecution at home over a kidnapping case.
A Chilean judge on Friday convicted the country's former army chief for complicity in the deaths of 15 people during the early days of Augusto Pinochet's military regime. Juan Emilio Cheyre, 70, was sentenced to three years and a day under house arrest following an enquiry by an investigating magistrate.
Jo Johnson has quit as Britain's transport minister and called for the public to have a fresh say on Brexit. The MP, who is Boris Johnson's brother but voted Remain in the referendum, said the deal being negotiated with the EU will be a terrible mistake.