Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 08:11 UTC

Brazilian ex president Kubitschek was not murdered by the military regime

Jucelino and his masterpiece: Brasilia

Brazil's ex-President Juscelino Kubitschek was not murdered by the country's 1970s military regime despite previous claims, according to a national investigation. The National Truth Commission said the car crash in which Mr Kubitschek died in 1976 was a genuine accident.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 08:05 UTC

Riots in Rio following death of a dancer allegedly by police; in Sao Paulo 34 buses set on fire

Special police forces heavily armed surround the favelas next to Copacabana and Impanema

Violent protests broke out in Rio do Janeiro's tourist heart of Copacabana on Tuesday following the death of a professional dancer less than two months before the World Cup.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 07:57 UTC

Former Menem symbol minister sentenced to four years imprisonment

María Julia Alsogaray was responsible for the privatization of Argentine telecommunications

María Julia Alsogaray, a former official in Argentine ex-president Carlos Menem administration cabinet (1989/99), was sentenced this week to four years in prison for the fraud she committed during the privatization of the state-owned EnTel telecommunications company in 1989. It is the third sentence for Alsogaray in the past few years.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:54 UTC

Madrid trying to block sale of rocks to Gibraltar, according to Spanish media

Allegedly García-Margallo has contacted suppliers in Portugal and Morocco

Spain’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs is urging Morocco and Portugal to block the sale of rocks to Gibraltar, according to the online publication El Confidencial. The website reported at the weekend that the ministry headed by Jose Manuel García-Margallo had initiated contacts with “friendly countries” in a bid to stop Gibraltar’s “expansionist” plans.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:47 UTC

UK Independent party EU election posters considered 'racist'

Immigration to the UK has become a central issue of the May elections campaign

United Kingdom's Independent Party, (UKIP), Britain's anti-EU party, launched its campaign for next month's European elections fending off accusations from rival lawmakers that its pre-election posters were racist.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:23 UTC

Internet governance to be debated at the Net Mundial conference in Brazil

The two day meeting in Sao Paulo will address the future of internet and cyber-spying

US Commerce Department's decision to ease its governance over the Internet and open it up to other countries will be the subject of much debate in Brazil starting Wednesday. Government representatives from around the world are heading to Sao Paulo for Net Mundial, a two-day meeting to discuss how the future of Internet governance will be handled.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:18 UTC

On Mother Earth Day, Ban Ki-moon calls for 'global transformation of attitude and practice'

Action on climate change presents multiple opportunities to “reset our relationship” with Mother Earth

On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 04:58 UTC

A centre-left broad front is born in Argentina as “a government alternative”

The new alternative celebrate at the launching of the group

The leaders of various Argentine centre-left and radical parties signed on Tuesday evening the document which marks the official birth of the Broad Front UNEN, the electoral coalition which aims to provide a non-Peronist alternative at the 2015 presidential vote.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:17 UTC

Mercosur agrees on joint trade proposal to exchange with Europe, announces Mujica

“Believe it or not” it was achieved and in two months will be presented said the Uruguayan leader

“It took time and effort, but believe it or not” in less than two months time, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay will be presenting their joint tariff reduction proposal to Europe for discussions on an ambitious Mercosur/EU cooperation and trade agreement that has been on the table since 1999, said President Jose Mujica.

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:06 UTC

Protested controversial photo show of Nestor Kirchner opens in Montevideo

The exhibit praises Kirchner as one of the greatest Argentine leaders of recent times

A great pictures exhibition of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner to be opened on Tuesday in Montevideo's Town Hall has triggered strong criticisms from the opposition which claims there was no request to the elected councilors for such an event, which is sponsored by the Argentine embassy.


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