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Thursday, July 28th 2016 - 06:35 UTC

“Gringo” president with pro-business cabinet and limited congressional support takes office in Peru

The conservative Kuczynski has economics degrees from Oxford and Princeton and worked for decades on Wall Street and at the World Bank.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's presidency this Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress, a resurgent left and environment aware peasants and indigenous peoples living on rich natural resources.

Tuesday, July 26th 2016 - 21:38 UTC

Olympics Brazilian security personnel have been trained by Israel Special Forces

According to Israeli television 10.000 police and soldiers officers have been trained by Israel  International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS).

Next month's summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will take place under watchful eyes of 10,000 Brazilian soldiers and police officers and all have been highly trained for the job by Israelis, according to a report on the Israel NonStop website, based on details broadcast by Israeli Channel 2 television news reporter Nir Dvori.

Wednesday, July 20th 2016 - 07:05 UTC

Giant squid is back in the northern coast of Peru; fishermen relieved

Giant squid started appearing in Paita, Bayóvar, Talara and Yacila, small to medium sized specimen but good quality, good texture and good color.

Fishing for giant squid (Dosidicus gigas) finally seems to be improving in northwest Peru, which has brought some peace to Paita and other northern ports that rely heavily on this product. The lack of the species has been of great concern to the people of the area, but since last week the cephalopod has slowly reappeared in this part of the Peruvian coast. Now they expect the improvement is sustained and not only a temporary relief.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 06:44 UTC

Argentine Jewish community demand investigation of the “local connection” in the 1994 AMIA terrorist attack

Macri accompanied by Cabinet chief Marcos Peña and other government ministers placed a floral tribute at the memorial and at 9:53 a.m. a siren sounded

Argentine President Mauricio Macri, together with members of the government and civil organizations attended on Monday in Buenos Aires the main ceremony commemorating the attack on the headquarters of the AMIA Jewish community organization in 1994, a crime that so far has gone unpunished.

Tuesday, July 19th 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Uruguay could compete for another pulp mill, if it develops logistics infrastructure

Another state-of-art pulp mill in Uruguay is possible if the logistics infrastructure is rebuilt to support large scale export-oriented businesses, said Jaakko Sarantola

Finland´s UPM pulp conglomerate which already has a plant in Uruguay announced it will commence discussions with the Uruguayan government on the development of logistics infrastructure for a possible mounting of another mill. Discussions will include railroad and roads, which currently are a critical challenge to establish large scale industrial operation in the Uruguayan inland and to connect it to a deep sea port.

Friday, July 15th 2016 - 03:37 UTC

'Falklands' future promising'', according to Latin American independent report

The study entitled “The Falkland Islands: A Perspective from Latin America” analyzes the economics, politics and the rule of law in the Falklands.

”The future of the Falkland Islands looks promising”, according to an independent investigation made by Eduardo Calderon, Daniel Haering and Andres Marroquin from the University Francisco Marroquin (UFM) and unveiled in Guatemala.

Thursday, July 14th 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Lula says a six-vote swing is needed to beat Rousseff's impeachment in August

“Dilma depends on only six votes,” Lula told a radio station in Pernambuco state. The Senate must vote by 54 votes out of 81 for the impeachment to pass

Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff could still wriggle out of a looming impeachment vote, her ally and predecessor Lula da Silva said. Speaking with Radio Jornal, Brazil's most prominent leftist leader said Rousseff's case is not hopeless, despite months of mounting pressure on her to be removed from office.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 07:19 UTC

Second Chinook helicopter back in the Falklands from Afghanistan

Prior to 2006 the United Kingdom had a pair of Chinooks permanently detached to the Falkland Islands

The United Kingdom has returned to the Falkland Islands one of the two Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopters that were withdrawn in 2006 for operational service in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense (MoD) told IHS Jane's on 4 July.

Monday, July 11th 2016 - 06:16 UTC

Pope Francis appeals to “a greater Fatherland” in message to Argentina's independence bicentennial

“We need grandfathers with dreams which drive the young — inspired by those same dreams — running forward with the creativity of the prophesy”.

In anticipation of Argentina's Independence Day bicentenary on Saturday,( 9 July 1816), Pope Francis sent a special message calling for the homeland to fulfill the prophesy of Joel (1st chapter. 4th verse) — only if our grandparents dare to dream and our youths to prophesy great things can our homeland be free.

Saturday, July 9th 2016 - 09:57 UTC

PAHO/WHO congratulates Uruguay for successfully defending tobacco control policies, “a model for the region”

Dr. Etienne said that, “PAHO/WHO supported Uruguay's defense of these measures, which were aimed at saving lives”.

The Pan American Health Organization/ World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) congratulated n Friday the Government of Uruguay for winning an international legal case brought by the Philip Morris tobacco company. Philip Morris challenged tobacco control regulations implemented by Uruguay in compliance with its obligations under the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the world's first international public health treaty negotiated under the auspices of WHO.

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