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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.

Friday, July 8th 2016 - 09:47 UTC

Macri extends business tour to Idaho for a techno conference presided by Bill Gates

Among the attendants are Bill and Melinda Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page (Google), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), media magnate Rupert Murdoch

Following his business promoting visit to France, Belgium and Germany, Argentine president Mauricio Macri is attending the Sun Valley Conference in the city of Idaho, United States, which is presided over by Microsoft creator Bill Gates.

Friday, July 8th 2016 - 09:35 UTC

Brazil's speaker of the Lower House resigns “to help stabilize the chamber”

“Only my resignation can help stabilize the chamber,” said Cunha, on the verge of tears and his voice cracking, said at a press conference.

Brazil suspended speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress resigned from his post on Thursday, saying the move was aimed at bringing stability to that legislative chamber. Eduardo Cunha still retains his seat in the Chamber of Deputies, although he could lose it as part of an internal legislative process.

Thursday, July 7th 2016 - 06:46 UTC

Cristina Fernandez back in court: Judge decides inhibition on her properties

Judge Bonadio decided an inhibition on Cristina Fernandez properties after she rejected a 15-million Peso embargo on her assets.

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on Wednesday filed a complaint against the judge who recently opened an investigation into allegations she defrauded the state as part of her government's handling of the dollar futures market. Fernandez, who governed Argentina from 2007 to 2015, filed the complaint against judge Claudio Bonadio after appearing in his court in connection with the case.

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