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Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:51 UTC

Temer vetoes foreign 100% ownership of Brazilian airlines

 While Temer has expressed support to open up the country's aviation sector to further foreign investment, he does not support their full ownership.

Brazil's interim President Michel Temer vetoed on Tuesday an article in a new law, which would allow foreign investors to take 100% ownership of Brazilian airlines, according to the official Gazette. The article is part of a law seeking to modify areas of the aviation sector, mainly in order to allow the state-owned airport infrastructure firm, Infraero, to restructure its debts.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:34 UTC

Argentina planning tourist air tours of Antarctica beginning 2018

    The flights with LADE aircraft are scheduled to land in the Antarctic Marambio base

Argentina plans to organize tourist air tours to Antarctica beginning 2018, with the government's airline, LADE, according to official sources from the Tourism and Defense ministries.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 13:11 UTC

Falklands' latest longliner launched in Spain; scheduled to be delivered early 2017

Built to CFL's specification by Nodosa Shipyard, in Marín, Galicia, the CFL Hunter will be fitted out in the next six months

Falkland Islands Consolidated Fisheries Ltd. new longliner was launched in Spain last 20 July at an event attended by a number of CFL staff, directors, and Galician business people linked to the fishing industry.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 12:57 UTC

Wet weather conditions Argentine wheat crop; 2016/17 corn area expected to expand

Argentine farmers had been expected to ramp up wheat output to the highest in five years in 2016-17, and lifting export prospects

Hopes for a revival in Argentina’s wheat production are falling, even as ideas for corn growing continue to mount, in part at the expense of soybeans, for which seed availability has emerged as an issue. Argentina’s wheat production will increase in 2016-17, but not by as much as had been thought, the US Department of Agriculture bureau in Buenos Aires said, cutting to 13.7m tons their harvest forecast.

Wednesday, July 27th 2016 - 09:43 UTC

Hillary makes history and becomes first woman candidate for president of the US

“I move that Hillary Clinton be selected as the nominee of the Democratic Party for president of the United States,” Sanders declared, asking that it be by acclamation.

Hillary Clinton triumphantly captured the Democratic nomination for president of the United States on Tuesday night, the first woman ever to lead a major political party into the general election.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:54 UTC

Petrobras announces plans to sell voting control of its distribution network

Petrobras is trying to sell BR Distribuidora, Brazil's largest fuels distributor, as part of a plan to sell US$15 billion of assets by the end of this year.

Petrobras announced it plans to sell voting control of Petrobras Distribuidora SA after a bidding round for a minority stake in the fuels retailer failed to attract bids that met the state-controlled oil company's needs.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:51 UTC

Meirelles insists on a cap for government spending, if not taxes will have to rise

Meirelles said he was confident the fiscal year deficit will be contained at R$ 170.5 billion (US$ 51.6 billion), despite high spending and falling revenues

Brazil's Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles has warned that if Congress does not approve a ceiling for public spending, the country will have chosen a most cumbersome path with new rounds of tax increases and higher interest rates which will further delay sustainable growth.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:38 UTC

Olympics Brazilian security personnel have been trained by Israel Special Forces

According to Israeli television 10.000 police and soldiers officers have been trained by Israel  International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS).

Next month's summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place under watchful eyes of 10,000 Brazilian soldiers and police officers and all have been highly trained for the job by Israelis, according to a report on the Israel NonStop website, based on details broadcast by Israeli Channel 2 television news reporter Nir Dvori.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:42 UTC

Nephews of Venezuela's First Lady confess to trying to smuggle 800 kilos of cocaine to the US

Efraín Campo and Francisco Flores were arrested last November in Haiti in a sting operation coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Two nephews of Venezuela’s powerful first lady Cilia Flores, confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms of cocaine into the US, according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case. The court filings by prosecutors shed new light on the case that has sounded alarm bells about high-level corruption and drug trafficking by Venezuela’s political elite at a time of increasing economic and political turmoil in the country.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 17:37 UTC

Mothers breastfeed openly in public places across Argentina to claim rights

Unicef joined the debate recalling breastfeeding is a fundamental right and that the “state, health teams, family and community must defend breastfeeding.”

Thousands of women across Argentina on Sunday gathered at landmarks and public squares to breastfeed their children in solidarity with a San Isidro woman who was reprimanded by local police and threatened with resisting authority for doing just that even though breastfeeding in public is legal.

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