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Montevideo, December 6th 2016 - 21:44 UTC

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 11:28 UTC

    LATAM Airlines to launch its longest nonstop flight ever between Santiago and Melbourne

    The nonstop`flight will take 15 hours approximately

    LATAM Airlines Group today announced it will operate a new, non-stop service between Santiago and Melbourne, Australia, from 5 October 2017. The westbound Santiago-Melbourne leg – measuring more than 11,000 km in distance with a flight time of approximately 15 hours – will become the longest non-stop flight in LATAM´s history.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 09:15 UTC

    Renzi told to remain until budget law is passed; calls for quick elections in Italy

    In a decision widely expected, president Sergio Mattarella told Renzi ”to delay his resignation until that task (of the budget law) is completed.”

    Calls mounted on Monday from populist and other opposition leaders for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzi's humiliating defeat in a referendum on government-championed reforms. But President Sergio Mattarella told Renzi to stay in office a bit longer until a critical budget law is passed. Some officials say Parliament could pass that law as soon as the end of the week.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 09:09 UTC

    Chilean economy contracts for the first time in seven years; minister blames “temporary factors”

    Finance minister Rodrigo Valdes said that the 0.40% drop in economic activity in Chile in October was due to temporary factors

    Chile's economy contracted for the first time in seven years in annual terms, as manufacturing and mining activity fell, potentially paving the way for the central bank to cut interest rates to spur growth. Economic activity fell 0.4% in October from the year-earlier month, the first annual contraction since October 2009, central bank data showed on Monday.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 08:33 UTC

    Human Freedom Index: Chile, Costa Rica lead in Latin America

    On a scale of 0 to 10, where 10 represents more freedom, the non-weighted average rating for 159 countries in 2014 was 6.93.

    The Human Freedom Index 2016, (HFI), was released on Monday, the second annual report that represents the state of overall freedom in the world based on a broad measure of personal, civil and economic freedom. Co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Liberales Institut (Germany) from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, it looks into 179 distinct indicators in 159 countries on issues ranging from freedom of speech and association to women’s freedoms, the extent of voluntary exchange, safety and security, the rule of law and more.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 08:16 UTC

    On the 75th anniversary, Japan's Abe will honor Pearl Harbour war dead but not apologize

    PM Abe will pay his respects to those who died in Japan's surprise 1941 attack at the US naval base in Hawaii, which triggered World War II in the Pacific

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will honor war dead but won't apologize when he becomes the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor this month, a top government spokesman said on Tuesday.The move follows Barack Obama's historic May trip to Hiroshima, the first by a sitting US president, where he spoke of victims' suffering but offered no apology for dropping the world's first nuclear bomb.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 08:09 UTC

    South Georgia coin to celebrate centenary of Endurance Expedition

    The reverse design shows the tall ship Endurance stuck in the ice in the background, with the crew pulling the sled on the ice pack in the foreground.

    The government and treasury of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands issued a new Crown coin that pays tribute to and celebrates the centenary anniversary of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, also known as the Endurance Expedition. The expedition was named after its ship and is considered by some to be the last major expedition of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:43 UTC

    Renan Calheiros suspended from Parliament during his trial for corruption

    Senate Speaker Renan Calheiros suspended by Supreme Court judge to stand trial for corruption.

    Brazil's Senate Speaker Renan Calheiros was suspended from duties by a Supreme Curt judge Monday, pending his trial where he faces corruption charges in what constitutes anothe blow to President Michel Temer's administration. The decision, made by judge Marco Aurelio Mello was effective immediately, but needs to be confirmed by a majority of judges on the supreme court bench, a court official said.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

    Incarcerated ex Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori hospitalized

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, serving a jail sentence for human rights violations, was hospitalized Monday

    Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was hospitalized over concerns he may be at risk of cerebral ischemia, a reduced blood supply to the brain, it was reported Monday by authorities of the detention facilities where he is serving a sentence for human rights violations.

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  • Tuesday, December 6th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    It's Official: Chapecoense are South American Cup Champions

    Conmebol declares Chapecoense winners of the match they were enroute to playing when their airplane crashed

    The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Monday officially awarded the 2016 South American Cup title to the Brazilian team Chapecoense, who lost most of their players and staff as their airplane crashed in Colombia last week on its way to playing the final's first leg in Medellín against the local squad of Atlético Nacional, who was awarded the Conmebol's Fair Play Centennial prize.

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  • Monday, December 5th 2016 - 21:36 UTC

    Italian “No” wave hits Euro in Japanese markets

    Political uncertainty in Europe brings Euro closer to the US dollar in Asia

    The euro tumbled on Monday in Tokyo following the results in a referendum held in Italy on Sunday to decide whether Prime Minister's Matteo Renzi's plan to reform the Constitution should be carried out. After conceding defeat, Renzi announced he would be submitting his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday. The referendum results raised political uncertainty at continental level.

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