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Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Ecuadorians take to the streets to protest against Correa; Pope arrives Sunday

Protests began to widen in early June after Correa tried to impose a 75% tax on inheritances and capital gains from real estate sales.

Thousands of people turned out for protest marches across Ecuador on Thursday to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis. Full demonstrations were reported in the three biggest cities, Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca, as well as other smaller cities. Correa claimed a 'coup' was on the making.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 07:13 UTC

Cristina Fernandez plans sixth meeting with the Pope, when he visits Paraguay

The Pope and Cristina Fernández last private meeting was on 7 June in Rome. CFK said they discussed world hunger and politics, but not Argentine issues.

Argentine President Cristina Fernández will have a meeting with Pope Francis during the Pontiff’s visit to Paraguay, official sources have confirmed. The Argentine leader will travel to Asunción between July 11 and 13 for her sixth encounter with Francis, who will be ending his South American tour during those dates. The Pope will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, beginning Sunday.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:57 UTC

ITUC appeal to FC Barcelona voting members to end Qatar Airways sponsorship

“As one of the richest sports team in the world, Barcelona does not need Qatar’s blood money tainting its shirt”, said ITUC general secretary Sharan Burrow

The ITUC has called on FC Barcelona “socios” (voting members) and fans to end the club’s Qatar Airways sponsorship, saying that the airline is the very worst sponsor for a club with a 100-year tradition of democracy and universality.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:48 UTC

Cristina Fernandez congratulates La Campora victory in Ushuaia

“I'm very happy and proud because with our grouping and mates from the Victory Front after 20 years we recovered the city of Ushuaia” Vuoto said

President Cristina Fernandez publicly congratulated on Friday Walter Vuoto the young elected mayor of Ushuaia, capital of Argentina's most austral province, who together with elected governor Rosana Bertone recovered Tierra del Fuego for the ruling Victory Front, a surprise victory which turns that territory and capital in Kirchnerite strongholds.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:32 UTC

Uruguay experienced poor 2014/15 cruise season; costs in the region limited vessel calls

 The number of cruise calls in the 2014/15 season was down 27.4% this season and visitor landings, 18.9% pointed out minister Liliam Kechichian

The 2014/15 cruise season was not encouraging for Uruguay which reported a drop in the number of vessels calling; passenger landings and money spent by the industry and visitors, according to the official assessment of the season presented by Tourism ministry officials and other government offices involved in the different operations.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

South Georgia received record number of visitors during 2014/15 cruise season

A total of 8,142 cruise ship passengers visited South Georgia last season, slightly more than the previous highest number which was 8,068 in the 2007/8 season. (Pic J. Fowler)

The island of South Georgia attracted the highest ever number of cruise ship passengers in the 2014/15 season, in contrast to falling numbers of tourists visiting the Antarctic, according to the May edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.

Saturday, July 4th 2015 - 05:20 UTC

Alejandro Betts' Malvinas veteran pension turns into controversy

“Throughout the whole conflict I was in Puerto Argentino dodging stray bullets and shrapnel from British bombings on our positions”, Betts is quoted

Falklands born, Argentine citizen Alejandro Betts rejected statements published in Clarin which described his 'Malvinas veteran' pension as 'controversial' and admitted he was surprised, when not startled by the headline display the news was given by the Buenos Aires daily in reference to his activity during the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 12:43 UTC

JBS buys UK's Moy Park for $1.5bn from rival Mafrig Global Foods

Moy Park, the largest producer of poultry in the UK, will give JBS access to affluent markets in Britain, Scandinavia and other European countries

Brazil’s JBS, the world’s largest meat packer, has agreed to pay about $1.5 billion for Moy Park, the British unit of rival Mafrig Global Foods. JBS, which has undertaken a massive overseas expansion since 2007, will pay $1.19 billion in cash and will assume Moy Park’s debt totaling £200 million as part of the deal, Marfrig said in a statement.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 09:04 UTC

Rousseff enjoys a day at 'Google-land' before returning to real life in Brazil

Dilma met with Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, who showed off one of the company's self-driving cars before sending her on a test drive.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff capped off her U.S. tour on Wednesday with a visit to Silicon Valley, where she met with top technology executives and took a ride in Google Inc's self-driving car. Rousseff used her visit to strengthen ties with U.S. technology companies after visiting Washington, D.C. and New York City earlier in the week.

Friday, July 3rd 2015 - 08:32 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail in Buenos Aires City

The Argentine president at the Villa 20 township school watching children manipulate car model robots

On the last day of campaigning for Buenos Aires City Mayor election next Sunday, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez took to the streets next to her handpicked candidate Mariano Recalde and visited one of several shanty towns in the country's capital.

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