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Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

UK corrects Spain and El Pais: no change in Gibraltar Tripartite talks

Ambassador Manley stated “there is no change to our strong and continued commitment to the Trilateral Forum for dialogue.”

Spanish Foreign Ministry briefings to media designed to reinforce Spain’s assertion that the Tripartite Talks are dead were challenged this weekend by the UK Government. In an unusual move Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, wrote to El Pais to correct their report which suggested that the ad hoc talks were a new phase of dialogue replacing the tripartite talks and that UK had changed its position on talks.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Chile's oil and gas corporation ENAP raised 600m dollars in 10-year bonds

The buy-side and rating agencies also find comfort in the Chilean government’s high willingness to support what is a strategic asset for the country

Chile's oil and gas government company, Empresa Nacional de Petroleo (ENAP) returned to the US dollar market for the first time in almost three years, becoming the latest Chilean issuer to take advantage of a strong bid for high-quality Latin American corporates.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:49 UTC

Praise from OAS to Uruguay's electoral system and political practice

Election Day reflected the full confidence of Uruguayan voters in the electoral system said Insulza

The Organization of American States Secretary General, (OAS), congratulated the Uruguayan people on their democratic spirit shown during Sunday´s general elections. He also extended praise to the two candidates that advanced to the second round, Tabare Vazquez from the ruling Broad Front, and Luis Lacalle Pou from the National Party.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:27 UTC

Argentina hopes to renew air power following Brazil's deal to manufacture Gripen fighter jets

Ministers Amorim and Rossi during the roll out of the KC-390 designed and manufactured by Embraer

Brazilian media has confirmed that Argentina is probing to join with Brazil in the procurement of 24 Saab Gripen NG fighters, following the recently signed bilateral cooperation agreement under the heading of “Aeronautic industry strategic alliance” (AEIA), which was discussed this month by the two countries defense ministers.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 15:27 UTC

Brazilian economy remains in recession; Central bank survey indicates 0.27% growth this year

The analysts also left their 2015 GDP growth estimate of 1% unchanged, the Central Bank said.

Private sector analysts are maintaining their 2014 growth forecast for Brazil's economy at 0.27%, the Central Bank said on Monday. GDP estimate was included in the Focus review, a weekly Central Bank survey of analysts from about 100 private financial institutions on the state of the national economy.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 13:12 UTC

Megaladons the giant shark predator that kept whales on the run

The megalodon was not only large, it was powerful as well. Four times the size of a modern great white, with jaws wide enough to swallow a whole cow.

Few fish are as steeped in myth and conjecture as the megalodon, a giant shark that lived roughly 28 million to a few million years ago. This fearsome-looking shark is the subject of numerous documentaries, rumored sightings, and even well-funded search expeditions. While the species may be extinct, its legend certainly lives on.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front headed for parliamentary majority

If Vazquez wins the runoff, he will have ensured a majority in the Senate for the ruling coalition

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition, despite pollster forecasts to the contrary, confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after the Sunday presidential election that left Tabare Vazquez as favorite to succeed José Mujica as head of state.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

Charles and Camila arrive in Colombia to boost bilateral relations

In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will pay a nine-day visit to Colombia and Mexico, Clarence House residence announced. The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Colombia on Tuesday October 28 and will remain until November 2, before leaving for Mexico until November 5.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Brazil's markets react negatively to Rousseff's re-election; waiting for new finance minister name

Bovespa closed Monday down 2.8%; Petrobras was the biggest loser, with shares down 12.3% and the Brazilian Real sank to its lowest value in nine years

A sharp drop in Brazil’s financial markets signalled investors are unsure whether the newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff will take the necessary steps to reinvigorate the country’s stalled economy.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Reelected Dilma and Cristina Fernandez will discuss “strengthening Mercosur”

Rousseff and CFK will convene in Brisbane at the upcoming G20 summit scheduled for November 15 and 16

The reelected President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff called President Cristina Fernandez on Monday to thank her Argentine counterpart for her message of congratulations following victory at the polls, as well as organizing a bilateral meeting in Australia during the G20 summit.

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