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Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Dilma numerically ahead of Neves, in the fourth poll in three days

Even if Rousseff has widened her numerical lead to four percentage points, the difference is still within the poll's margin of error of +/- 2 percentage points.

Incumbent President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead again in a new poll ahead of Brazil's presidential election and she appears to be the favorite to win Sunday's runoff although the vote is still too close to call.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:23 UTC

Uruguay pollsters agree on a runoff and divided parliament, on Sunday' election

Incumbent Vazquez, and opposition leaders Lacalle Pou and Bordaberry will be deciding who's the next president

The last round of public opinion polls in anticipation of Uruguay's Sunday general election (Executive and legislative), released on Wednesday evening by the main television channels, shows that the next government will not enjoy a majority in congress and there will be a presidential runoff at the end of November.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Total makes two appointments to replace de Margerie killed in a plane crash

Pouyanne, 51, had a key role in merging Total's loss-making “downstream” refining and petrochemical units in recent years,

French oil major Total appointed on Wednesday refining head Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive and former CEO Thierry Desmarest as non-executive chairman. The nominations at the head of the world's fourth-largest integrated oil company came less than 48 hours after the brutal death of Chairman and CEO Christophe de Margerie in a plane crash in Moscow.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Mujica says people who like money too much must be kicked out of politics

Mujica said that the politician's job or rather what he should target is “love and acknowledgement from the people”, and certainly not money. (Pic CNN)

Uruguayan president Jose Mujica said that the people “who like money too much must be kicked out of politics” because they are a 'real danger' and can get confused with what is the prospect of “a good government”, and make citizens non believers in the system.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:57 UTC

US Appeals court sends Argentina back to Judge Griesa on BONY's case

In a order the Appeals court said it lacked jurisdiction as the August ruling by District Judge Griesa was a clarification rather than modification

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday dismissed the Argentine government's appeal of an order directing Bank of New York Mellon Corp to hold onto 539 million dollars the country deposited for its restructured bondholders.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:52 UTC

Neves wants Brazil to have the Pacific Alliance as an integration reference

“I want Brazil to rescue its capacity to have a balanced foreign policy” said Neves who criticized Rousseff for giving priority to ideology over trade relations

Brazilian presidential opposition candidate Aecio Neves insisted that if elected he will review Mercosur rules and make them “more flexible” so that the country can reach bilateral agreements with third parties and not limited by the consensus clause of the trade block. He also mentioned the Pacific Alliance as a pragmatic integration reference.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:39 UTC

Tax-office chief admits 'business links' between Cristina Fernandez and a controversial businessman

The super star public works contractor with his mentor Nestor Kirchner

Argentina's head of the tax office, Ricardo Echegaray admitted 'business links' between president Cristina Fernandez and businessman Lazaro Baez, who has been accused of money laundering and falsifying documents.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 05:26 UTC

Jaguar-Land Rover begins production in China in joint venture with Chery

“Making the Range Rover Evoque in Changshu is a result of our commitment to bringing more Chinese vehicles to Chinese customers” said CEO Dr Ralf Speth

Tata group's Jaguar Land Rover established its first overseas manufacturing unit in China this week. The facility is the first joint venture between British auto maker Jaguar Land Rover and Chinese automotive company Chery Automobile Company Ltd.

Thursday, October 23rd 2014 - 04:38 UTC

Garcia-Margallo 'absolutely convinced' UK voted for Spain to join UN Security Council

”The UK is an ally and partner both at the EU and the Atlantic Alliance, and a country with which we share values, principles and, in many cases, interests.”

Spain’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo, said he was “absolutely convinced” that the British Government backed Spain’s bid to join the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member.

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014 - 23:00 UTC

The Falkland/Malvinas Islands and the right of peoples to self-determination

Put simply, 1,650 British citizens do not have the right to determine the result of a sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom

By Marcelo Kohen (*) An international symposium on the concepts of self-determination, devolution, and independence took place last week in Gibraltar, organized by the Garrison Library and sponsored by the local government.

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