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Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:25 UTC

Uruguay's Sunday election and the ruling coalition furious internal dispute

Vazquez the charismatic leader capable of attracting independent and middle of the road votes

On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayan registered voters will decide who will be their next president plus 30 Senators and 99 Lower House members. If no presidential candidate makes 50% of valid ballots plus one, the most probable result a run off takes place at the end of November between the two most voted candidates.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:09 UTC

Another hedge fund, Dart container, after Argentine assets to cash defaulted bonds

“EM now seeks an injunction from this court that is the same as the injunction that was issued in NML v. Argentina,” Dart’s hedge fund said

Billionaire Kenneth Dart’s EM Ltd. is seeking to take advantage of a U.S. court ruling won by fellow billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer NML Capital, as he seeks payment on 835 million dollars in defaulted Argentine bonds.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:02 UTC

Argentina's bonds dispute: Judge Griesa delays a week a Citigroup hearing

In a brief order Friday Griesa said the hearing, originally set for Dec. 2, will now take place Dec. 9.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa has delayed by a week a December hearing to consider whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 09:44 UTC

Cristina Fernandez challenged to show her law degree and Timerman described as a 'traitor'

“I demand that president Cristina Fernandez shows us her solicitor's degree, because she is a complete ignorant of law” said Professor Daniel Sabsay

A colloquium sponsored by an Argentine business grouping, IDEA, that has been critical of the government of Cristina Fernandez, but in a framework of moderation and self containment, turned into a students' open assembly when a constitutional law professor gave a speech on the rule of the law, called on President Cristina Fernandez to show her law degree and described minister Hector Timerman as a 'traitor' of the essence of Judaism for having reached an agreement with Iran.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 20:17 UTC

France reports four cases of chikungunya locally acquired infections

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes. Symptoms include high fever and headache with significant pains in the joints

On 21 October 2014, WHO was notified by the National IHR Focal Point for France of 4 cases of chikungunya locally-acquired infection in Montpellier, France. The cases were confirmed by tests conducted by the French National Reference Laboratory for arboviruses on 20 October 2014. This is the first time that locally-acquired transmission of chikungunya has been detected in France since 2010.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 20:13 UTC

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur have “a shared vision of regional integration”

Minister Guajardo advanced that “the shared vision” will take place very soon in the city of Cartagena; apparently the tentative date is November first.

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur country members will be holding a meeting in Colombia “to plan the productive future of Latin America with a shared vision” announced Mexico's minister of economy Ildefonso Guajardo.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 19:59 UTC

Argentina's geostationary satellite reaches and stations in permanent orbit

Arsat-1 is Argentina's first geostationary satellite built entirely with local parts, and will provide telecommunication services for a vast range of countries

Argentina's Arsat-1 geostationary satellite launched last week finished the third and last maneuver in order to remain in orbit permanently, 36,000 km away from earth.

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