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Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador Alicia Castro met with BBC's TV Director Danny Cohen on Monday afternoon

Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Brazil's Dilma slightly ahead show two opinion polls released on Monday

The Datafolha poll showed the incumbent with 46% support, up 3 percentage points from the previous poll released on Oct. 15. Neves figures with 43%.

President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, according to two surveys released on Monday.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Former Peruvian prosecutor named head of Transparency International

Ugaz, 55, who served as special prosecutor in a string of high profile corruption cases in Peru, replaces Huguette Labelle, a former Canadian civil servant.

Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer Jose Ugaz as it’s new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

“We hope this first case enables to solve other similar LGBT situations from Russia that are waiting for a similar refugee status”, said Paulon

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina's Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:24 UTC

UK company confirms discovery of oil in the Paraguayan Chaco

“Whilst we are most satisfied with this discovery, President is now focused on drilling down to the original target which still lies in front of us”, said Levine

President Energy announced on Monday it has discovered good oil-bearing zones at its Lapacho drill in the Paraguayan Chaco and confirms strong hydrocarbon pay at its Jacaranda well.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 02:10 UTC

Why Falklands are not extended the right to self determination: “shame on G24”

Luke Coffey is a Margaret Thatcher Fellow of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy of the Heritage Foundation

Since 1961 the UN Committee of 24 has brought almost 750 million people out of a colonial status, based on their right of self-determination, but “what a shame it won’t extend this same right to another 2,500 people of the Falkland Islands”, said US born Luke Coffey, member of the Heritage Foundation and one time advisor to the UK Defense ministry.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 00:06 UTC

Falklands' first 2014/15 cruise season visitors: 'Ushuaia and Sea Adventurer'

'Ushuaia' in anchored in Stanley. She was the first vessel of the 2014/15 season. 'Sea Adventurer' is scheduled for Wednesday (Pic J. Pompert)

“ M.V.Ushuaia” was the Falkland Islands first cruise ship visitor this season, arriving last Friday morning ready to greet their guests from Natural World Safaris on Saturdays LAN flight. The group of 81 had a chance to spend some free time on their arrival in Stanley, before boarding their ship.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:17 UTC

UK businesses export support plan represented £49.1 billion to the economy

Trade Minister Lord Livingston said that over the last 4 years, UKTI has more than doubled the number of companies it has helped.

The number of United Kingdom businesses receiving export support has increased by 50% in the last financial year, Trade Minister Lord Livingston announced on Monday. This translates into a total of 47,960 businesses in 2013 to 2014 which exported for the first time or found new markets through its extensive network of specialists in the UK and in British embassies around the world.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:07 UTC

Armagh cathedral convenes universal prayer for peace and dialogue among nations

Ambassador of Argentina Alicia Castro alongside Archbishop Eamon Martin

A mass in support of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer for Peace and Dialogue among Nations was held last Saturday in Armagh, North Ireland at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral led by Archbishop of All Ireland, Eamon Martin.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 21:56 UTC

AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree on marine protection of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica

A joint US-NZ proposal to designate a Ross Sea marine protected area (MPA) of 1.32 million km2 (with 1.25 million km2 as “no take”) is under consideration

As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet this week in Hobart, where they will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) (*) called on the member countries to honor their conservation commitments and finally agree to lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.

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