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Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Argentine and China reaffirm close trade and political links

 Minister Wang Yi with President Cristina Fernadez at the Casa Rosada

Argentine President Cristina Fernández received on Wednesday China’s Foreign Ministry Wang Yi and signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House, Buenos Aires City. During the meeting, the president was accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Federal Planning Minister Carlos Julio De Vido and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, with whom Wang Yi had a previous meeting.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

China making inroads into Brazilian trade with Argentina, says CNI

“We are losing our market in Latin America. Our competitiveness is being constantly called into question”, complains Carlos Abijaodi

Argentina's economic situation has hit Brazil harder than its other commercial partners, as China has been making inroads into Brazilian trade with Argentina. Chinese exports to Argentina have more than tripled in the last ten years, according to a study carried out by Brazil's National Confederation of Industry, (CNI).

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

Falkland Islands' “Agency of the Year” for Sulivan Shipping

Sulivan Shipping Cruise Coordinator Sammy Marsh and Managing Director John Pollard

“Agency of the Year”, for Sulivan Shipping and “Managing Director” to Roddy Napier, were among the outstanding performers of the Falkland Islands third Tourism Awards presentation which took place at Government House, Stanley, with the presence of Acting Governor John Duncan, tourist board and industry representatives and a large crowd.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:35 UTC

Argentine government cancels releases on poverty and indigence

Under government stats poverty in Argentina comprises 4.7% of the population but for the Catholic university, 25%

Argentina's Statistics and Census Institute (Indec) postponed the release of figures from the so-called House Poll, which includes strategic information regarding poverty and indigence rates, officials from that entity confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:28 UTC

Turkey offers condolences to grandchildren of Armenians killed by the Ottoman army

PM Tayyip Erdogan act was described as 'historic', but insufficient by Armenian communities worldwide

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

Paraguay moving closer to Pacific Alliance; expects invitation for summit in Mexico

Deputy minister Gonzalez will be travelling to Colombia and Mexico to continue discussions for full membership of the Alliance

A top Paraguayan official will be travelling to Colombia to establish 'closer links' with the Pacific Alliance and advance with the country's full membership request. Paraguay currently with observer status is also waiting for the official invitation to participate in the Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for 22 June in Mexico.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

Argentine broad front opens possibility of runoff dispute in 2015 presidential election

Binner, Scioli, Massa, Cobos, Macri , one of them will possibly replace Cristina Fernandez when she steps down in December 2015

Political analyst Rosendo Fraga believes that with the integration this week of the Broad Front, Argentina in the 2015 presidential elections in the hypothetical case of a runoff, would experience a dispute not between two Peronists options, as opinion polls have indicated to far, but with a non Peronist alternative.

Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 02:25 UTC

Brazil sets the path for the future of a free, open and transparent internet

President Rousseff at the opening of the NETMundial conference in Sao Paulo

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said at the Wednesday opening of a gathering in Sao Paulo that no country can have “more weight than another” in governing cyberspace. Delegations from more than 85 countries are attending the NETMundial international conference which during two days will debate Internet issues and try to reach an agreement on a new oversight model.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 11:40 UTC

Falklands sea lion population recovering, but still a fraction of the 1930s estimate

The number of pups represents an increase of 60% over the last count in 2003

In the 1930s the Falkland Islands were reputed to hold the largest population of Southern sea lions, with a staggering 80,000 pups estimated to be born each year. However, a census in the 1960s and again in the 1990s revealed the population had declined by more than 90%.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 09:28 UTC

Argentina's high court rules export levies are unconstitutional; case benefits shrimp exporter

In Argentina only Congress is entitled to create taxes.

Argentina's Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a Ministry of Economy resolution imposing export taxes on the overseas sale of produce from Camaronera Patagonica. Following the ruling the Patagonia shrimp company should be able to recover the levies on exports charged between March and August 2002.

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