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Politics
Friday, December 19th 2014 - 21:04 UTC

Mark Thatcher to visit Falklands for inauguration of Baroness' memorial

Mark Thatcher: “It is a great honour to have been invited and I have much pleasure in accepting.”

Mark Thatcher is to travel to the Falklands for the inauguration of the memorial to his mother the late Baroness Margaret Thatcher which will take place on January 10.

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Santos government rejects FARC truce

 The government of President Juan Manuel Santos cannot accept FARC's truce unless certain conditions are met.

Not until a peace deal is achieved will Colombia accept the proposal to bring in other countries, ICRC to monitor ceasefire

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 08:04 UTC

CFK yearns UK 'will agree to talk about Malvinas', praises US-Cuba accord

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez says it took the US 53 years to admit Fidel Castro was right.

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner wishes the United Kingdom would agree to discuss the issue of the Malvinas (Falklands) just like US, Cuba talked over their differences

Friday, December 19th 2014 - 07:58 UTC

New gameboard for Maduro after US-Cuba reconciliation

Nicolas Maduro hasn't so far taken up the gauntlet from what US-Cuba resumption of ties actually brings along.

Analysts agree that the Venezuelan president will need to put aside some of his anti-imperialist jargon and socialist practices to stay in play.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 23:04 UTC

US sanctions against Venezuela officials signed into law

US President Barack Obama now has legal grounds to punich Venezuelans in volved in human rights violations

The United States will now be able to impose punitive measures on Venezuelan government officials involved in a crackdown on protesters against the Maduro administration, or on those who have carried out acts of violence or violated the human rights of political opponents.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's trade balance to benefit from oil price drop

Brazil's Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini sees the good part of oil price fall.

Central Bank President Alexandre Tombini sees the bright side of the international trend that is causing many others a headache, because the country is a net petroleum importer.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 19:58 UTC

Mujica's role in US-Cuba understanding praised worldwide

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica, a kew player in the new geopolitical order of things in the region.

The role played by Uruguay's President in the process which led to Wednesday's announcements that the United States and Cuba are to restore full diplomatic ties, was praised by Presidents Barack Obama, Raul Castro and international analysts.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 18:17 UTC

'Falklands Legend Don Bonner dies aged 87'

Don Bonner A former member of the Royal Navy, and a World War II veteran proud with his medals

It is with regret that the Falkland Islands Government learned that Donald ‘Don’ Bonner passed away on the morning of Tuesday 16th December 2014, aged 87.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 12:53 UTC

Prime Minister Cameron announces Falkland Islanders to receive medal

PM Cameron Christmas message to the people of the Falkland Islands

Collective South Atlantic accolade to be presented next year for 'serious and grave threat' to sovereignty. Baroness Thatcher statue also to be unveiled.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 09:36 UTC

Colombia Farc rebels declare indefinite unilateral truce

The conflict has left some 220,000 people dead since it began in the 1960s

Colombia's Farc rebels have declared a unilateral ceasefire for an indefinite period, starting from Saturday.

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