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Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 11:47 UTC

OAS General Assembly to be held in Washington following Haiti's declination

Haiti declined to organize the Assembly for domestic reasons, as the Haitian Foreign minister Duly Brutus, expressed in a letter to José Miguel Insulza.

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) decided on Monday to hold the 45th meeting of its General Assembly on June 15/16 at its headquarters in Washington, DC, after Haiti declined to host the event.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 10:13 UTC

Brazil ready to join China's Asian Investment bank; (Argentina any moment)

The office of president Dilma Rousseff said “Brazil is very interested in participating in this initiative,” from the country's main trading partner

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB, seen as a challenge to existing institutions the World Bank and Asian Development Bank, has drawn a cool response from the United States, despite which European U.S. allies including Britain, France, Germany and Italy have already announced they would join the bank.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 09:24 UTC

UK electoral campaign takes off; no party expected to win a clear majority

Cameron said a Labor victory would bring “economic chaos” and threaten Britain's recovery. “Debt will rise and jobs will be lost as a result”

British Prime Minister David Cameron paid a courtesy call on Queen Elizabeth II, then launched a most non courteous attack on his main political rival as campaigning formally began Monday in the most unpredictable U.K. election in decades.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 08:52 UTC

Falklands' defense: Argentina formalizes complaint to UN and regional groups

UK alleges a preposterous 'live threat' from Argentina with the sole purpose of trying to justify a military presence in the Falklands, said Timerman

Argentina dispatched on Monday complaint letters to several international and regional organizations accusing the United Kingdom of further militarizing the Falklands/Malvinas, with an increased budget, alleging Argentina represents a 'live threat' to the Islanders in the British Overseas Territory and thus ignoring tens of resolutions calling for dialogue between the two sides on the Falklands issue.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 08:41 UTC

Falklands' clearance of Argentine mines planned to restart in mid-September

“This latest phase is the fourth and largest, and is scheduled to take place over the next two years”, said Marot head of the demining program in Falklands

The Falkland Islands program to clear mines planted by the invading Argentine forces in 1982, is scheduled to take a break at the end of April, following a very successful task all along summer according to Guy Marot, Program Manager for the Falkland Islands Demining Program Office, as reported in the FIG's edition of February.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Maximo Kirchner rejects accusations; blames international media campaign

“All that has been published in the press is false, ridiculous and could have been expected, since they are planned lies”, said Maximo

Maximo Kirchner, son of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez has strongly denied as “false and ridiculous” news published in Buenos Aires daily Clarin and Brazil's magazine Veja alleging he had secret accounts in the US and Cayman Islands holding millions of dollar.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 05:49 UTC

Maximo Kirchner accused of having secret accounts in the US and Cayman Islands

The Argentine president's son and former minister Nilda Garre are mentioned in pieces published in Clarin and Brazil's Veja

Maximo Kirchner, son of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez and former Defense and Security Minister Nilda Garre figure with secret bank accounts, stashed with millions of dollars, in the United States and in the Cayman Islands, according to reports in Buenos Aires daily Clarin and Brazil's Veja, the weekly magazine with the largest circulation in that country.

Tuesday, March 31st 2015 - 05:44 UTC

Unions bring Argentina to a halt over income tax and promise more industrial action

Pablo Moyano’s truckers and about 20 other unions will walk off the job Tuesday, bringing to a halt banks, public transport, garbage collection, schools

Argentine Labor unions will carry out more strikes after a 24-hour walkout Tuesday, if the government doesn’t heed their demand for less tax pressure, a union leader said on Monday.“The measures of force are going to increase if (the government) continues with the provocations and without giving us a response to our demands,” trucker union boss Pablo Moyano said to a local radio station.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 10:36 UTC

Ushuaia expects 2014/15 cruise season to total over 100.000 visitors

With still a few days left, “numbers are encouraging and we expect to end with a 15% increase over the 2013/14 season visitors”. said Gianfranco Guardamagna

Over 100.000 visitors will have landed in Ushuaia, extreme south of Argentina by the end of the current 2014/2015 cruise season, anticipated for mid April, according to official stats from the Tierra del Fuego Tourism Institute, InFueTur.

Monday, March 30th 2015 - 10:32 UTC

US economic growth cools in the fourth quarter and profits take a hit from strong dollar

Multinationals such as technology giant IBM, semiconductor maker Intel Corp, Honeywell and Procter & Gamble, have warned that the dollar will hurt profits

US economic growth cooled in the fourth quarter as previously reported and after-tax corporate profits took a hit from a strong dollar, which could undermine future business spending. GDP expanded at a 2.2% annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Friday in its third estimate of GDP. That was unrevised from the forecast the government published last month.

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