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Friday, May 6th 2016 - 08:32 UTC

Four million Argentine children live in poverty conditions, according to Unicef

Argentine children poverty environment: most are born to families with four to five children, minimum education parents and who mostly work in the black economy.

Almost four million children in Argentina are poor and 8.5% live in extreme poverty, according to a report from UNICEF which measures multidimensional poverty which considers 28 indicators such as nutrition, access to healthcare, exposure to violence, among other more traditional references.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 08:22 UTC

Brazil's Lower House speaker removed by the Supreme Court on justice obstruction

The removal of Eduardo Cunha, one of Brazil's most divisive public figures, was the latest in a series of political earthquakes

Brazil's Supreme Court removed the speaker of the lower house of Congress on Thursday on charges of obstructing a corruption investigation, days before an impeachment process that he engineered was expected to oust President Dilma Rousseff.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 08:07 UTC

Folha exposes Rousseff's 'exit with dignity' next week and plans for a comeback strategy

On May 12, Rousseff will leave the presidential Planalto Palace descending by the main ramp accompanied by ministers, advisors, to a crowd of supporters

President Dilma Rousseff laid out the details last Monday for what she calls her “bunker of resistance”: a team of advisors to be installed in the Alvorada Palace next week. It will have a maximum of 15 members, according to a report to one of the main dailies, Folha de Sao Paulo.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

British ambassador celebrates 'the renewed and revitalized' UK/Argentina bilateral relationship

Ambassador Freeman welcomed all the guests to the Queen's Birthday Party

On 28 April, the British Ambassador’s Residence in Buenos Aires welcomed more than 400 people to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The last time that Buenos Aires held a celebration like this was in 2009 and it was an opportunity to praise the resumption of bilateral ties.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:27 UTC

First UK trade mission in ten years begins contacts in Argentina

“If we are to improve our exports to Latin America it’s vital to build on renewed relationships like that with Argentina”, pointed out Lord Price

British Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Price, leads the UK’s first trade mission to Argentina in ten years, which arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday. The mission looks to strengthen trade and investment relations with the third largest economy of Latin America.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:13 UTC

Councils-election: Labour doing better than expected in England; Scotland's Sturgeon wins a third term for the SNP

Labour MP Mann, one of Jeremy Corbyn's biggest critics, conceded the party was “doing OK” but, should be winning by a landslide over feuding Conservatives

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has avoided the drubbing some had predicted as the party retained control of key councils in England, but the party had a bad night in the Scottish Parliament elections, where Nicola Sturgeon won an historic third term for the SNP reported BBC late Thursday.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 07:00 UTC

Republican party orthodoxy waiting for a unifying message from the Trump challenge

House speaker Paul Ryan, the highest-ranking elected Republican, boldly proclaimed that he was not ready to back Trump

United States Speaker of the Lower House and one of the most powerful members of the Republican party, Paul D. Ryan thrust open Thursday the discomfort that many party members are feeling about Donald Trump as their presumed presidential nominee, withholding his support and deepening the fracture between the outsider candidate and the party he hopes to lead.

Friday, May 6th 2016 - 06:38 UTC

Bad news for Macri: Moody's forecasts Argentine economy will shrink 1.5%

“The policies implemented by the Macri administration won’t have any positive impact until the start of 2017,” said Moody’s Senior Credit Officer Gabriel Torres

Despite the Argentine government’s forecast of a much better economic scenario in the second half of the year, credit rating agency Moody’s disagrees, saying the economy is set to shrink by 1.5%, followed by a growing unemployment and an inflation rate well above 30%.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 21:12 UTC

Strong support for the Falkland’s right to self-determination on North American Tour

MLA Mike Summers (C) with British Consul General in Montreal Nick Baker & Economist Mario Iacobacci

Falkland Island’s Legislative Assembly member, Mike Summers, recently travelled to North America on a three week trip to gauge support for the Falklands’ right to self-determination from the new Canadian Government. In addition to visiting Canada, MLA Summers also made stops in Miami and the Bahamas.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:53 UTC

COSCO's “Andronikos” will make the first ceremonial transit of Expanded Panama Canal

“It is a great honor to have one of our top customers celebrates this historical moment with us,” said Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano.

China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for its container vessel Andronikos to make the ceremonial first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway's inauguration on Sunday, June 26. The vessel, which has a maximum capacity of 9,400 TEUs, is 48.25 meters in beam and 299.98 meters in length.

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