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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 - 07:54 UTC

Argentine needs US$ 37bn to address the budget deficit and foreign debt payments

The government will “very soon” issue a new Treasury note to capture dollars that are being stored “under the mattress”, Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said.

Argentina will issue a fresh round of dollar-denominated debt notes worth an estimated US$8 billion in the next few days, top officials from the Finance Ministry confirmed. The government will “very soon” issue a new Treasury note to capture dollars that are being stored “under the mattress” in a process that will kick off with a meeting with bankers, Finance Secretary Luis Caputo said.The Argentine government hopes to bring in US$5 billion through the issuance.

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 13:45 UTC

Consumers want seafood traceability, according to survey commissioned by MSC

In 21 countries 65% of consumers said they would like to know that their fish can be followed along the supply chain to a sustainable source.

The results of the latest market study commissioned by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) reveal an interest among consumers in seafood traceability. Surveys conducted among more than 16,000 seafood consumers globally indicate that over 55% do not trust the labeling of the seafood they consume. In Spain, this value is even higher: 61% of Spanish seafood consumers doubt whether the products they consume are what their packaging reads.

Sunday, May 1st 2016 - 08:55 UTC

International Trade Union Confederation May Day Statement - 2016

 ”When political and corporate leaders conspire to hide the vast wealth of the 1%, avoiding the taxes that are the bedrock of social protection, then all are vulnerable.

”Today is a day to celebrate the achievements that through generations union men and women have won: peace, democracy, rights and decent work for millions of people.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 13:52 UTC

South Atlantic poacher Hua Li 8, arrested by Indonesian for illegal fishing

On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, but managed to escape

Almost two months of efforts coordinated by Interpol with the cooperation of seven countries on four continents, the Indonesian Armed Forces arrested one of the most wanted poaching fishing vessels. On January 29, the Chinese flagged Hua Li 8 was detected fishing within the EEZ of Argentina, which triggered an immediate operation to arrest the vessel. But despite the display of patrol vessels and aircrafts, and warning shots, the vessel managed to escape.

Saturday, April 30th 2016 - 12:41 UTC

British Supreme Court Justice gives a lecture in Buenos Aires on the Carta Magna

Lord Carnwath gave a lecture on the 1215 Magna Carta of the United Kingdom, that involved the debate over key human rights aspects.

Visiting British Supreme Court Justice Lord Robert Carnwath gave a lecture for the United Kingdom Course of the University of San Andres, in Buenos Aires. Among important participants to the event were the President of Argentina’s maximum tribunal, Ricardo Lorenzetti, as well as magistrates, prosecutors and renowned law experts.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 18:09 UTC

UK embassy in Montevideo celebrates the Queen's birthday and Shakespeare 400th anniversary

Ambassador Lyster-Binns addresses the guests on Thursday evening

The UK embassy in Montevideo celebrated the 90th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth at ambassador Ben Lyster-Binns residence on Thursday 28 with the attendance of 500 guests including Uruguayan government officials, lawmakers, diplomats, media and members of the British community in Uruguay.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:42 UTC

Chilean mining minister inaugurated the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016 in Santiago.

Chilean Mining Minister, Aurora Williams, Ambassador Fiona Clouder, and UKTI-Chile Director inaugurate the British Pavilion at Expomin 2016

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet and Mining Minister Aurora Williams officially inaugurated Expomin 2016. During her tour through the exhibition, Minister Williams visited the British pavilion, joined by Ambassador Fiona Clouder and UKTI Director Trevor Hines.

Friday, April 29th 2016 - 06:27 UTC

''Vote Leave'' Chair says leaving the EU will not affect UK protection of Overseas Territories

“Our overseas territories deserve our protection and they will continue to get it,” Ms Stuart said according to the transcript of the Foreign Affairs Committee

Withdrawal from the European Union will not affect the protection the UK provides for its overseas territories, the chair of Vote Leave, Gisela Stuart, has told MPs in the House of Commons.

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