Latin America

Latin America
Sunday, November 29th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

South American football association revolving door at full steam

CONMEBOL confirmed on Thursday that Del Nero will be replaced by Fernando Sarney (Pic) who is expected to travel to Zurich for FIFA Exco session

The head of Brazilian football, Marco Polo del Nero, has finally bowed to the pressure and agreed to resign from FIFA's Executive Committee after being a no-show for the last six months amid fears he could be caught up in the burgeoning corruption scandal.

Friday, November 27th 2015 - 06:28 UTC

OAS calls for immediate end to violence in Venezuela

Secretary General of Acción Democrática Guarico, Luis Manuel Diaz, was shot several times from a passing vehicle as he stood in the rally's stage

The Organization of American States (OAS), secretary general Luis Almagro condemned the killing in Venezuela of an opposition leader during a political rally ahead of the 6 December legislative election, and called for an immediate end to violence in the country.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 08:09 UTC

An Anti-incumbency Vote Whose Effects Will be Seen Beyond Argentina

The president elect Mauricio Macri next to Maria Eugenia Vidal governor elect of the most important and decisive electoral district in Argentina

By Rengaraj Viswanathan (*) Mauricio Macri’s win will inspire the centre-right opposition parties that hope to replace leftist governments in Brazil and Venezuela but it is too early to declare, as some observers are doing, that the result marks the end of the Left in the region

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Mujica wishes Argentina and Macri 'the best', but has fears about 'institutional stability'

“From the deepest of my heart I wish things in Argentina turn out positive, the best possible for its future government and Mr. Macri”, said Mujica

Two days after Mauricio Macri's victory in Argentina, Uruguay's former president Jose Mujica wished Argentina “the best” with its new government, but also expressed fear about the 'institutional stability' of the country.

Wednesday, November 25th 2015 - 07:03 UTC

Macri names top UN official as Argentina's next Foreign Minister

 In a statement, Ban lauded Malcorra, saying she had been at his side “during one of the busiest and most turbulent periods in the history of the UN”

President-elect Mauricio Macri has tapped a top United Nations official to be Argentina's next foreign minister. Macri announced on his Facebook page on Tuesday that he picked Susana Malcorra, Cabinet chief for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon since 2012.

Saturday, November 21st 2015 - 08:48 UTC

Macri honors 'Pachamama' and Scioli bewares 'the savage capitalism demon' on closing election rallies

Macri chose Humahuaca, an impoverished town in the northern province of Jujuy, while Scioli attended two rallies in the Buenos Aires province

Argentine presidential opposition candidate Mauricio Macri closed his campaign ahead of Sunday 22 November runoff calling for change and unity while the incumbent hopeful Daniel Scioli said the option was between 'a development inclusive project' or the “savage capitalism demon”.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 08:36 UTC

Latin America expanding at a “two-speed” rate: Pacific Alliance and Mercosur

The Spanish bank lowered all growth expectations for most countries of the region because of global uncertainty and poor performance of China's economy

Latin America is expanding at a 'two-speed' rate according to the latest report from the Spanish bank BBVA, pointing out that the Pacific Alliance is expected to grow 2.5% in 2015/16, while Mercosur will be lagging with a contraction of 2% to 1.5%.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Mosquito-spread dengue, chickungunya and now Zika threatens the Caribbean and tourism industry

 Pan American Health Organization has indicated that five cases of the Zika virus has been confirmed in Suriname.

Jamaica's Ministry of Health is urging people to be more vigilant and to clean up their environment and destroy mosquito breeding sites, in light of the announcement by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) that the Zika virus has been detected in a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nation.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 07:10 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition divided over Venezuela

OAS chief Almagro and former Uruguayan ex foreign minister sent a letter to Venezuelan electoral authorities calling for transparent elections

The strong 16 pages long letter sent by OAS (Organization of American States) secretary general Luis Almagro to Venezuelan electoral officials calling for transparency, international observers and freeing political prisoners, ahead of December 6 legislative elections, triggered an immediate furious insulting reaction from Venezuela's strongman Diosdado Cabello, but also again exposed a growing rift in the Uruguayan government.

Monday, November 16th 2015 - 06:49 UTC

St Helena airport official opening has been delayed from February to May 2016

In September, a Beechcraft King Air 200 plane landed at St Helena Airport for the first time, prior to conducting a series of calibration flights.

The opening of St Helena Airport in the south Atlantic Ocean has been delayed from February 2016 to May 2016 to allow for additional refinement of the aerodrome's infrastructure.


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