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Wednesday, December 17th 2014 - 03:46 UTC

Cristina makes major castling on eve of Mercosur Summit

”Bolivian president Evo Morales and Governor Sergio Urribarri sport their national football teams' jerseys in a friendly match in Parana.

Evo Morales, Governor Urribarri play football - New Intelligence boss appointed.

Tuesday, December 16th 2014 - 20:54 UTC

Uruguay's media law bill reaches Senate - Mujica warns of foreign sharks.

“It's okay to have freedom of the press, but what you don't have to have is a monopoly”, said Uruguay president José Mujica on Tuesday.

President and journalists organisations deem LSCA necessary to avoid handing the media over to outside operators. They see no danger to freedom of speech in legislative project as it is.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 19:19 UTC

BBC airs advance of Top Gear Patagonia program to be shown December 27/28

Jeremy Clarkson has said that the attack on himself and the Top Gear crew in Argentina was the scariest experience of his life.

The controversial two-part episode of BBC's Top Gear filmed in Argentina will be shown on Saturday, December 27 and Sunday, December 28 on BBC Two at 8pm on both days. A few seconds advance of the show was aired this week in anticipation of the major launching.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:37 UTC

Brazil confident since pre-salt oil is profitable 'even at 60 dollars a barrel'

“I don't know of any pre-salt project that cannot resist the 70 dollar or even the 60 dollar mark” said Ms Chambriard

The head of Brazil's National Petroleum Agency, Magda Chambriard said that the country's oil production projects remain 'robust' even as international prices for crude continue to tumble. She underlined that the pre-salt projects of Brazil along ist coast resist prices as low as 60 dollars a barrel.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Argentina purchases four Russian multipurpose polar Supply-class tugs

A Neftegaz tug under operations in Russia, similar to the ones presumably purchased by Argentina

Argentina's ministry of Defense has signed an agreement for the purchase of four Russian-built multipurpose polar tugs, class NEFTEGAZ, at a total cost of just over eight million dollars.

Saturday, December 13th 2014 - 03:55 UTC

Tribute at sea at site of the Battle of the Falklands to honor British and German sailors

The Royal Navy ceremony at the Battle of the Falklands memorial in Stanley

Descendants of the three Admirals who led the Royal Navy and Imperial German Navy at the Battles of Coronel and the Falklands in 1914 have paid tribute at sea.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 22:55 UTC

OAS will vote for new Secretary General on 18 March 2015: Insulza steps down after a decade

Candidates include Uruguay's foreign minister Luis Almagro and Guatemala's veteran diplomat Eduardo Stein

Member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) agreed that the next Assistant Secretary General will be elected on the same day as the election of the next Secretary General, 18 March 2015. The initiative was approved during Wednesday's regular meetings by the OAS Permanent Council

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:49 UTC

Dutch oil platform leasing company cutting 11% of global workforce

“Although we regret losing some of our colleagues, we believe these steps are necessary to deliver value to our stakeholders”, CEO Bruno Chabas said

Dutch oil platform leasing company SBM Offshore is cutting 1,200 jobs, or slightly more than 11% of its global workforce, as part of a cost-saving program.

Friday, December 12th 2014 - 21:07 UTC

US/UK trained Brazil military in torture techniques; British were particularly sophisticated

The CNV says United States trained more than 300 military officers from Brazil at the notorious 'School of the Americas'

Officials from the United States and the United Kingdom spent years teaching members of the Brazilian military how to develop and improve their torture techniques during the country’s two-decade long dictatorship (1964/1985), it was confirmed this week by the National Truth Commission, CNV, report.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:19 UTC

Summit supports Argentina in its struggle with bond holders

Leaders reaffirm their solidarity and support for Argentina in a solution which does not compromise its development or the wellbeing of its people

The two-day summit of Ibero American leaders meeting in Mexico, besides the traditional declaration, also put out a special statement in support of Argentina and its ongoing struggle with speculative funds.

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