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Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:38 UTC

Ten hectic days await Argentina, and a possible second default in 12 years

Cristina Fernandez refuses to dialogue with holdouts

Ten hectic days ahead for Argentina since come 30 July and no agreement has been reached at the New York court of Federal Judge Thomas Griesa, (full payment plus accrued interests to holdout speculative funds) the country would be forced to a second default in twelve years with all the political consequences for Cristina Fernandez and Mercosur.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Colombian president inaugurates the “Congress of peace” to end 50 years of war

“We have a great challenge - an achievable challenge - to end an armed conflict which has bled us for half a century, and build peace” said Santos

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos opened a new session of Congress on Sunday, calling on lawmakers to back government efforts to strike a peace deal with the FARC rebels to end 50 years of war. Members of Congress were sworn in during the ceremony in central Bogota.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Mujica recalls Uruguay's participation in the Triple Alliance major genocide

 Francisco Solano Lopez the Paraguayan leader who fought an unwinnable war

President Jose Mujica underlined the strong identity of Uruguay with the Paraguayan people, but also recalled no the “immense debt that we never settled or will we ever be able to settle for having participated in the War of the Triple Alliance”.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Guyana offshore oil exploration hampered by neighboring Venezuela

 Natural Resources and Environment Minister Robert Persaud

Guyana’s offshore exploration for oil in areas being contested by neighboring Venezuela is being faced with setbacks. Natural Resources and Environment Minister Robert Persaud in making the revelation said this is linked to the expulsion and temporary seizure of the Malaysian seismic research vessel, RV Teknik Perdana, by Venezuela’s Navy last year.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:39 UTC

“An intense week” of negotiations in a world that “becomes multi-polar again”

President Cristina Fernandez underlined the 'magnificent opportunities' born out of the visits from Russia and China leaders

President Cristina Fernández used her Twitter account on Sunday to comment on last week’s heavy agenda with the visit of Russia’s and China’s presidents and the BRICS-UNASUR summit in Brazil. “It has been an important week for Argentina,” she said.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas: strong support from China in joint declaration with Argentina

Xi Jinping and last week Putin stated their support for Argentina's Falklands claim and resumption of dialogue

Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry office on Issues related to the Question of Malvinas, underlined the support from China to Argentina' sovereignty claim over the disputed Islands, which was “clearly expressed” in a joint declaration signed by Presidents Cristina Fernandez and Xi Jinping, currently on a visit to several Latin American countries.

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Gaza violence suits both Israeli leadership and Hamas

Hamas’ motive for wanting a little war is obvious and urgent: it has lost almost all of its sources of funding.

By Gwynne Dyer - Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, said something cryptic last Friday, shortly after the Israelis began their latest round of attacks on the Gaza Strip. Condemning Hamas’ conditions for accepting a ceasefire as “exaggerated and unnecessary,” he offered his condolences “ to the families of the martyrs in Gaza who are fuel to those who trade in war. I oppose these traders, on both sides.”

Monday, July 21st 2014 - 04:29 UTC

Germany honors military officers who 70 years ago attempted to kill Hitler

President Gauck said events of July 20, 1944 were a reminder to Germans about the importance of “bravely standing up for our values.”

Ceremonies have been held in Germany to mark the 70th anniversary of a failed 20 July 1944 attempt by military officers to kill Adolf Hitler. The conspirators are now regarded as German patriots for their actions.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 08:16 UTC

China extends a 'financial' hand to dollar and credit strapped Argentina

 Xi and Cristina Fernandez toast for a 'foundational day' in relations between Argentina and China

Argentina signed deals on Friday to borrow 7.5 billion dollars from China at a time when Buenos Aires cannot access global capital markets because of disputes over unpaid debt. Beijing also extended a three-year agreement for an 11bn swap operation between the central banks of Argentina and China.

Saturday, July 19th 2014 - 08:00 UTC

Argentine Jewish community lash out at the government over 1994 attack

”After 20 years we know more about the international connection than about the local one”, said Saieg

Thomas Saieg, the vice president of the Argentine AMIA Jewish community centre, the target of a terrorist attack which left 85 people killed back on 18 July 1994, demanded on Friday “a new trial as soon as possible to know what happened.”

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