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Friday, September 12th 2014 - 06:19 UTC

OAS recalls tragic events of 09/11 in Chile and United States

In September 1973, Chilean armed forces took over the country in a bloody coup. Under Pinochet the dictatorship lasted until 1990

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza recalled on Thursday the tragic events that occurred on September 11, in Chile and the United States, in 1973 and 2001, and called on the international community “to observe tolerance and to respect diversity at a time when the world is shaken once more by violence.”

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 04:37 UTC

IMF warns about the negative reactions from markets if Scotland becomes independent

“A YES vote would raise a number of important and complicated issues that would have to be negotiated” said William Murray

Scotland’s possible secession from the United Kingdom as a result of the upcoming referendum could cause negative market reactions in the short-term, William Murray, Deputy Spokesman at International Monetary Fund (IMF), told reporters Thursday.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 04:17 UTC

With Scottish eyes and hearts, Catalonians pack the streets of Barcelona

More than half a million Catalans took to the streets dressed in red and yellow, the colors of the Catalan flag and forming a “V” for “vote”

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 04:08 UTC

FIFA vice-president has called for 'corruption' report to be published

Webb said that “if there is proven bribery or corruption” FIFA should either run a revote or the hosting rights should “go to the runners-up”.

FIFA vice-president Jeffrey Webb has called for Michael Garcia’s report into the corruption-tarnished World Cup bidding process to be published. The CONCACAF president made his declaration at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester on Tuesday.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:58 UTC

Canadian team locates English vessels lost in 1845 in the Northwest Passage

PM Harper announced one of Canada's greatest mysteries has been solved with the discovery of one of the two ships belonging to the Franklin Expedition

After more than 160 years of searching to understand the fate of English explorer Sir John Franklin’s fabled arctic voyage, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced a Canadian team has located one of Franklin’s historic ships and solved one of the world’s greatest archaeological mysteries, according to reports from Parks Canada.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:48 UTC

Islands habitats threatened by invasive pests: the South Georgia experience

In South Georgia species were threatened by the rat population because the rodents were eating the birds' eggs and young chicks.

Scientists have developed a way to identify island habitats that face the greatest threat from invasive pests, such as rats and feral cats. Working on experience collected in a brown rat extermination program in South Georgia, a team of research developed a priority list of islands that they hoped would help governments and conservationists to allocate resources.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 03:37 UTC

Emilio Botin, “El presidente” and the 'unofficial king of Spain'

Botin took advantage of cultural and language ties to expand rapidly into Latin America, and in 2004 snapped up Britain's Abbey National for 14.5bn dollars

Emilio Botin, “El Presidente” to co-workers and the third generation of Botins to run Santander, was at the forefront of a drive to create global banks, offering a one-stop shop to multinational companies and a range of services to consumers.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:43 UTC

China constructing a satellite tracking station in Argentine Patagonia

According to the Neuquen province minister Rodolfo Laffitte, the space antenna will be finished and ready to operate next February.

A space tracking station for lunar exploration being built in Argentine Patagonia by China, as part of the strategic relation and accords between the two countries, has caused concern in the Argentine congress because of the secrecy surrounding the terms of the deal.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:39 UTC

Singapore Olam will invest 80m in dairy processing facility in Uruguay

The plant is expected to begin production in 2017 with a potential of a million liters per day

Singapore based Olam International's wholly-owned subsidiary New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay will be investing 80 million dollars to establish a new dairy processing facility in Uruguay.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:28 UTC

IAATO Environmental Manager resigns to focus on PhD

“Claudia (pic) has had a big impact on the association over the last two and a half years with her fresh ideas, knowledge and experience of the Antarctic tourism industry.” said

Claudia Holgate, Environmental Manager for the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO), has decided to step down from the position, which has grown to become full time.

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