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Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:53 UTC

Trekker technology captures imagery of Shackleton's South Georgia

The trek, part of the Trekker Loaner Program, was conducted by one Lindblad Expeditions' videographer, and yielded more than 10,000 panoramas

Trekker technology captures imagery of one of the most rarely-visited places on earth, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands, made famous by Sir Ernest Shackleton, one of the bravest and most remarkable explorers. It offers end users the literal experience of being an explorer by traveling to places where traditional vehicles – or they - cannot go.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:25 UTC

Uruguay's Sunday election and the ruling coalition furious internal dispute

Vazquez the charismatic leader capable of attracting independent and middle of the road votes

On Sunday 2.6 million Uruguayan registered voters will decide who will be their next president plus 30 Senators and 99 Lower House members. If no presidential candidate makes 50% of valid ballots plus one, the most probable result a run off takes place at the end of November between the two most voted candidates.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:09 UTC

Another hedge fund, Dart container, after Argentine assets to cash defaulted bonds

“EM now seeks an injunction from this court that is the same as the injunction that was issued in NML v. Argentina,” Dart’s hedge fund said

Billionaire Kenneth Dart’s EM Ltd. is seeking to take advantage of a U.S. court ruling won by fellow billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer NML Capital, as he seeks payment on 835 million dollars in defaulted Argentine bonds.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 10:02 UTC

Argentina's bonds dispute: Judge Griesa delays a week a Citigroup hearing

In a brief order Friday Griesa said the hearing, originally set for Dec. 2, will now take place Dec. 9.

U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa has delayed by a week a December hearing to consider whether Citigroup Inc should be allowed to process an interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default.

Saturday, October 25th 2014 - 09:44 UTC

Cristina Fernandez challenged to show her law degree and Timerman described as a 'traitor'

“I demand that president Cristina Fernandez shows us her solicitor's degree, because she is a complete ignorant of law” said Professor Daniel Sabsay

A colloquium sponsored by an Argentine business grouping, IDEA, that has been critical of the government of Cristina Fernandez, but in a framework of moderation and self containment, turned into a students' open assembly when a constitutional law professor gave a speech on the rule of the law, called on President Cristina Fernandez to show her law degree and described minister Hector Timerman as a 'traitor' of the essence of Judaism for having reached an agreement with Iran.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 20:13 UTC

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur have “a shared vision of regional integration”

Minister Guajardo advanced that “the shared vision” will take place very soon in the city of Cartagena; apparently the tentative date is November first.

Pacific Alliance and Mercosur country members will be holding a meeting in Colombia “to plan the productive future of Latin America with a shared vision” announced Mexico's minister of economy Ildefonso Guajardo.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 19:59 UTC

Argentina's geostationary satellite reaches and stations in permanent orbit

Arsat-1 is Argentina's first geostationary satellite built entirely with local parts, and will provide telecommunication services for a vast range of countries

Argentina's Arsat-1 geostationary satellite launched last week finished the third and last maneuver in order to remain in orbit permanently, 36,000 km away from earth.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

Uruguayan candidates end campaigns with their minds on a November runoff

Vazquez appealed to all Broad Front militants to vote on Sunday and called to defend 'joy and happiness'

The three main presidential candidates for Uruguay's Sunday 26 October election closed their campaigns on Thursday evening with three huge political rallies that gathered thousands of militants and put an end to months of travel, speeches, flesh pressing and baby kissing, in what could prove to be the tightest race in recent years.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:24 UTC

Democratic Spain trained Argentine officers during the 1976/1983 military dictatorship

PM Adolfo Suarez’s government was well aware of what was going on in Argentina, the Spanish news website Publico revealed.

Dozens of Argentine military officers who were complicit in crimes against humanity in the country during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship had been sent to Spain for training, new documents revealed this week.

Friday, October 24th 2014 - 05:20 UTC

Falklands' government releases the 2014 Statistical Yearbook

The Yearbook “will be an invaluable tool for anyone wishing to learn more about the Falklands”, said MLA Poole

The Falkland Islands Government has announced the publication of the Statistical Yearbook 2014. The Yearbook is the culmination of several months of work by the Policy Unit and serves as an almanac of Falkland Islands facts and figures.

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