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Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:40 UTC

Rousseff calls on fractious cabinet to embrace belt-tightening to restore growth

The president said the fiscal adjustment will be done gradually and has started with budget cuts for all ministries

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has urged her cabinet to embrace fiscal belt-tightening and other measures aimed at restoring business confidence and growth in her second term.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:33 UTC

Argentina's current import restrictions forecasted to continue during 2015

“The perspective of a low trade surplus would impose strong constraints on a wider flexibilization on the current import scheme” said Pérez Santisteban

A decrease in Argentina's trade surplus this year would make it difficult for the federal government to end the current restrictions on imports, which force companies to file an affidavit in order to obtain authorization, the Argentine Importers Chamber (CIRA) said this week, only days after the country’s 2014 trade data was revealed to be the worst since 2001.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

US moves into the Caribbean to replace Venezuela as cheap gas supplier

“We (US) have more oil and gas… than all the states in the world combined. Mexico Canada the United States is the new epicenter of energy,” Biden said.

The United States Monday rolled out a new initiative for Caribbean countries to ensure energy security in a move widely seen as distancing the Caribbean from Venezuela for their oil and energy needs.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:11 UTC

Spain's 'Podemos' party said relations with Gibraltar should not fall victim to “political opportunism”

Political scientists Pablo Iglesias is the leader of the anti-established parties system, Podemos, very much aligned in the Syriza experience

With the triumph on Sunday in Greece of the Syriza anti austerity party, Spain's version, Podemos under the leadership of Pablo Iglesias, and ahead in the opinion polls for the next national election, celebrated and addressed the issue of Gibraltar saying relations between the Rock and neighboring La Línea should not fall victim to “political opportunism”.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Argentine Jewish associations criticize Cristina Fernandez' speech as 'intentionally confusing'

Knoblovits said the president failed to say the whole truth and described the speech as “very sad”

The Secretary General of DAIA Delegation of Argentine-Israeli Associations, Jorge Knoblovits, voiced his criticism against Monday's speech by Argentine president Cristina Fernández and reiterated DAIA’s call to abrogate the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Iran in 2013.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015 - 06:51 UTC

Nisman will be buried Thursday at the Buenos Aires Israeli cemetery

The body of Nisman will be delivered to the family on Wednesday. His burial in the La Tablada Israeli cemetery is scheduled for Thursday morning

Viviana Fein, the prosecutor investigating the death of Alberto Nisman, will order the delivery of his body to the family, since Nisman's ex wife, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, said that there was no need for a new autopsy in the investigation, the Prosecution said on Tuesday on a press release.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 19:20 UTC

HMS Dragon helicopter helps track remaining reindeer in South Georgia

The Type 45 destroyer was on her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas

HMS Dragon made her first visit to South Georgia over Christmas, reports the South Georgia newsletter in its December edition. The Type 45 air defense destroyer had a Westland Lynx helicopter on board which was used to survey the Barff Peninsula for any remaining reindeer ahead of the arrival of the Norwegian SNO marksmen.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 18:45 UTC

Eighteen cruise ships with 2.000 passengers call at South Georgia

The period between Christmas and New Year was especially busy with 10 vessels visiting. (Pic J. Fowler)

There were 24 harbor visits to Grytviken during December, the majority, eighteen, from cruise ships and charter yachts which between them brought nearly 2000 passengers to visit South Georgia, according to the SG Newsletter.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Largest glacier in East Antarctica melting fast because of warm ocean water

The 120-kilometre long Totten Glacier, which is more than 30 kilometers wide, had been thought to be in an area untouched by warmer currents

The largest glacier in East Antarctica, containing ice equivalent to a six-meter rise in global sea levels, is melting due to warm ocean water, Australian scientists said on Monday.

Tuesday, January 27th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

Oil Prices Changing The Face Of Global Geopolitics

Venezuela is even more dependent than Russia on the price of oil

In a documentary that aired recently on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's popular The Fifth Estate program, an allegory of Vladimir Putin was presented. The wily Russian president was described growing up in a shabby St. Petersburg apartment, where he would often corner rats.

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