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Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 06:31 UTC

Majority of Uruguayan support sheltering children from the Syrian conflict

The initiative from President Mujica has an overall backing from 66% according to the latest public opinion poll

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica proposal to shelter Syrian children refugees from the ongoing Middle East conflict has the support of 66% of the population and is rejected by 23%, according to a public opinion poll released this week by a local television channel.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 05:54 UTC

Gibraltar praises call for dialogue with Madrid from Spanish politicians

The senior Spanish politicians Pepe Carracao, Rafael Roman and Salvador de la Encina belong to the opposition Socialist party, PSOE.

The Gibraltar government welcomed the call by three senior Spanish politicians for Spain, the UK and Gibraltar to engage in dialogue. The call was made public in a joint statement issued by former senior Spanish politicians Pepe Carracao, Rafael Roman and Salvador de la Encina.

Saturday, July 26th 2014 - 05:45 UTC

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of the 2018 World Cup over Ukraine crisis

“History has shown so far that boycotting sport events or a policy of isolation or confrontation are not the most effective ways to solve problems.”

Amid mounting criticism of Russia over the MH17 plane tragedy and conflict with Ukraine, FIFA rejects calls for the country to be stripped of 2018 World Cup hosting rights and says a boycott is no solution to the crisis.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 21:22 UTC

“Malvinas banner” display costs Argentina 30.000 Swiss francs fine

'Las Malvinas son Argentinas', before kick-off in a friendly against Slovenia in La Plata on June 7.

FIFA has fined the Argentine Football Association 30,000 Swiss francs (£19,540) as punishment for the displaying of a provocative banner relating to the Falkland Islands.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 19:30 UTC

Falklands Tourist Board planning strong presence at UK Bird Fair and World Market Travel

The aim of the Fair is to get birdwatchers to celebrate birds and to develop a commercial fair for the bird watching industry

Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) has been busy over the past weeks planning for upcoming events in the UK. The first event is in just three weeks when FITB will again be attending Bird Fair at Rutland Wildlife Reserve in Oakham, UK.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 06:26 UTC

Uruguay oil and gas summit schedules for next November

This Summit follows the announcement by Ancap of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III

Global Summits Organizer IRN and Grupo BG de Eventos will be launching the inaugural Uruguay Oil & Gas 2014 Summit which will take place on 17th-18th November in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. This Summit follows the announcement of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III.

Friday, July 25th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Argentines consider Mujica far “more honest” than Cristina Fernandez

The Giacobbe & Associates poll has Pope Francis in position 1, Mujica, 11 and Cristina, 38.

An 'honesty' ranking by Argentine pollster, Giacobbe & Associates, based on 500 names, both alive and deceased, shows the country's public opinion poor belief in the political system, with president Cristina Fernández ranked 38, fourteen positions down from a similar poll last year and behind her Uruguayan peer Jose Mujica ranked 11.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Xi's Latam visit ends in Cuba where China consolidated trade and financial relations

“China and Cuba being socialist countries, we are closely united by the same missions, ideals and struggles,” said Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping ended on Wednesday an eight-day trip through Latin America with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

Peron's iconic 1951 Cadillac limousine to be auctioned in London

The 'fabulous' Cadillac so closely linked to Argentine history during the Perón years

A 1951 Cadillac limousine owned by former Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions in England. The car, which was part of a Peron-Eva exhibition at the Eva Peron Museum in Buenos Aires, is privately owned, and was handed over to the auction house. The Cadillac has an estimated value of between 200,000 and 260,000 pounds.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Spain congratulates Hammond and calls for dialogue on “Gibraltar and surrounding area”

 “What the Spanish Government has said is that our line of action is respect for international law,” said García-Margallo

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo congratulated Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his recent appointment and insisted that Spain’s action in Gibraltar is simply to seek compliance with legal obligations, but nevertheless called for dialogue.

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