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Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 13:56 UTC

Spanish King “concerned” with political paralysis; no stable government in sight

“I found the head of state more concerned than last time,” said lawmaker Pedro Quevedo, who won a parliamentary seat for the Nueva Canarias party

King Felipe VI is “concerned” with Spain's political paralysis, a lawmaker who met him said as the monarch began a fourth round of talks with party representatives to try and agree on a government. Spain has been without a fully-functioning government for seven months after December elections failed to give any party an absolute parliamentary majority.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 13:04 UTC

Fed sees current conditions remaining unchanged, at least until December

Fed chair Janet Yellen at the press conference following the cautious FOMC release

The United States Federal Reserve on Thursday left key interest rates untouched but acknowledged improved economic performance, suggesting a rate increase may be on the horizon in 2016.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:59 UTC

Miss Bumbum displays her attributes in Olympics' body paintings

Suzy body paintings in honor of the Rio Olympics

The Rio Olympics have their “”sex muse” promoted by Playboy magazine with a display of pictures of Brazilian model Suzy Cortez, in body painting, who currently holds the Miss Bumbum crown (sexiest derriere).

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 12:53 UTC

Rio Olympics cocaine: neat envelopes with the Games logo and rings

The cocaine envelop with the Olympics logo and colored rings, and obviously the warning, “Keep away from children”

Rio Olympic Games scheduled to be opened in just a few days time is facing all sorts of last minute challenges, mainly because of lack of proper planning and shortcomings, but this has not impeded the so called “marvelous” city, known for its sculptural girls, beautiful beaches and easy going mood as well as crime, drugs and favelas, to adapt inventiveness to the festivity spirit.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 11:36 UTC

Ushuaia plans to expand main port pier 251 meters and improve facilities

Tierra del Fuego governor Rosana Bertone made the presentation of the project at Government House in Ushuaia

Ushuaia, the world's most extreme south city and the gateway for Antarctica cruise tours is planning to upgrade its port facilities including the expansion of the main pier by 251 meters increasing the docking capacity for tourism vessels during the summer season.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 11:23 UTC

Uruguay will transfer Mercosur chair to Venezuela, despite objections from Brazil and Paraguay

Tabare Vazquez had instructed foreign minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa to comply with the alphabetical order Mercosur presidency transfer as originally planned.

Despite objections from Brazil and Paraguay, Uruguay next Saturday 30 July will transfer to Venezuela the rotating chair of Mercosur for the second half of the year, as indicated in the “group's rules and regulations”.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

“Gringo” president with pro-business cabinet and limited congressional support takes office in Peru

The conservative Kuczynski has economics degrees from Oxford and Princeton and worked for decades on Wall Street and at the World Bank.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's presidency this Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress, a resurgent left and environment aware peasants and indigenous peoples living on rich natural resources.

Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Falklands and bilateral agenda addressed by UK top official in Argentina

The situation of forensic actions for the identification of Argentine combatants fallen who are buried in the Darwin cemetery, was also addressed in the meeting.

The recently appointed UK Foreign Office Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service Sir Simon McDonald was received this week at the Argentine foreign ministry where he met with Deputy minister Carlos Foradori, and one of the several issues addressed was the forensic actions to help identify Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin cemetery, according to a release from Palacio San Martin.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 15:14 UTC

Argentina and Brazil celebrate 25th anniversary of accord which buried nuclear rivalry

ABACC, was the result of the nuclear energy peaceful use accord, signed by then presidents Carlos Menem and Fernando Collor, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Argentina and Brazil commemorated on 18 July the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Material, ABACC, which was the result of the nuclear energy exclusive peaceful use accord, signed by then presidents Carlos Menem and Fernando Collor, in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 14:01 UTC

Rousseff and Lula will not attend Rio Olympic Games opening

On Monday, Rousseff said in an interview with French radio RFI that she would refuse to attend the opening ceremony with anything less than presidential status.

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and left-wing ally Lula da Silva will boycott the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics, officials have said. Their absence at the 5 August ceremony highlights the political crisis in Brazil, with Rousseff facing possible removal from office in an impeachment trial shortly after the Games end.


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