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Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Germany to declassify documents on the secretive Dignity Colony in Chile

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that he ordered documents about the colony through 1996 to be declassified.

Victims of a secretive German colony in Chile hope that Germany's decision to declassify documents will help shine light on human rights abuses committed there. For three decades beginning in 1961, the enclave of Colonia Dignidad, or Dignity Colony, was the site of torture, slavery and child abuse.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands government annual reception at Lincoln's Inn on June 15th

 The reception is usually attended by UK officials, Members of Parliament, diplomats, Falkland Islands officials, friends and supporters of the Falklands.

The annual Falkland Islands Government Reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London this year has been announced on Wednesday 15th June.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:22 UTC

First visit in ten years of UK foreign secretary to Mexico

As the 15th largest economy in the world, “Mexico offers significant business and investment opportunities for Britain to our mutual benefit”, said Hammond

The first visit in ten years to Mexico by a British Foreign Secretary is intended to reaffirm the close and growing relationship between the UK and Mexico. The talks follow the successful State Visit to the UK by President Peña Nieto in March 2015 and each country using 2015 to celebrate the other’s contributions in arts, culture and innovation.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:00 UTC

Venezuela's explosive situation makes Pope Francis send a “personal letter” to Maduro

“I can say that the Pope did write a personal letter to President Maduro concerning the situation in the country” said papal spokesperson Lombardi

Pope Francis has sent a “personal letter” to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in which he addresses his concern over the “seriousness” of “the county’s situation”, revealed papal spokesman Federico Lombardi confirmed to journalists this weekend.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 20:11 UTC

St Helena postpones official opening of the new airport

Last week the Island’s Air Service Provider, Comair, brought a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to St Helena on an ‘Implementation Flight’

The St. Helena Government confirms that further safety and operational work is required prior to the Official Opening of the Island’s new Airport – and that this event has therefore been postponed. While this means that the Airport will not officially open on 21 May 2016 as originally planned, the safety of aircraft and passengers is of course paramount.(MP, 15 and 19 April).

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 11:54 UTC

Temer anticipates support of constitutional reform, and would step down in 2018

Many political analysts believe these are messages to attract the support of the PSDB, the main opposition party under the leadership of Aecio Neves

Vice-president Michel Temer patiently preparing a coalition and a basic program if Dilma Rousseff is finally impeached said he will not be standing as a candidate for Presidency in 2018. Furthermore, he said he will support the proposal to end presidential re-election in Brazil.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:51 UTC

With a subsidy production scheme, Argentina is back exporting oil, mainly to China

Exports are expected to reach a record 91,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude in April, including two cargoes sold by YPF to China

Argentine oil producers are shipping record volumes of crude this month, spurred by a new government subsidy that has also prompted state-owned oil company YPF to return to the export market for the first time in years.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:39 UTC

“Adonia”, the first US cruise vessel in fifty years to dock in Havana on Monday

“Making history and preparing for an even more positive future for everyone is the greatest of honors any company can have,” said Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida on Sunday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana. The Adonia, a vessel from the Carnival cruise's Fathom line, raised its anchors and departed from Miami, the heart of the Cuban diaspora in the United States, around 4:00 pm.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:33 UTC

Temer promises to combat corruption by strengthening anti-graft institutions

Temer's critics have said he would try to hamper Brazil's biggest ever corruption probe, Car Wash, which has involved many politicians from own party PMDB

A government led by Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer would press ahead with the country's corruption fight by strengthening anti-graft institutions and enacting tougher controls over state-run companies, and will also implement an education reform, according to a six chapter document leaked to the Sao Paulo media.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:18 UTC

Macri claims Argentina hid unemployment with 'worthless public jobs', at Labor Day event with dissident union

Macri was joined by First Lady Juliana Awada and Cabinet Chief Marcos Peña among other officials at the food workers union, May first celebration

Argentine president Mauricio Macri attended an event at a dissident union headquarters in the City of Buenos Aires where he marked the Labour Day with unionized workers of the food sector, and blasted the previous administration for hiding unemployment with public jobs.

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