Politics

Politics
Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:25 UTC

Belize supports Uruguay's Almagro for OAS Secretary General next year

Uruguay's Foreign minister Luis Almagro is a strong candidate to succeed Jose Miguel Insulza at the OAS helm

Belize says it will support Uruguay for the position of secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS) and downplayed any suggestion that its non-support for the Guatemalan candidate was linked to the ongoing territorial dispute between the two countries.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Malvinas Argentine sovereignty policy launches book recalling first speech before UN C24

Timerman and Filmus insisted that Malvinas sovereignty policy is a “State policy” supported by all democratic governments

Foreign minister Hector Timerman and Malvinas affairs Secretary Daniel Filmus, made the official presentation of the book “Malvinas Argentine sovereignty; 50 years since ambassador Ruda's speech” which recalls the fiftieth anniversary of the first Argentine presentation on the question of the Malvinas Islands before the UN Decolonization Committee, or C24.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:44 UTC

Petrobras corruption allegations smear Brazil's political system a month ahead of elections

Paulo Roberto Costa, who was sentenced to 30 years in jail allegedly, is in negotiations with federal authorities by naming other culprits

A jailed former executive at state-controlled oil giant Petrobras Paulo Roberto Costa has reportedly implicated dozens of politicians from Brazil's leading political parties in a kickback scheme, a legal development that could shake up next month's general election.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

China aids Argentina: a billion dollars in Yuan pledged by end of the year

The announcement from the Argentine central bank was made following a meeting of Fabrega with his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan in Basilea

Argentina's central bank chief, Juan Carlos Fabrega, met his Chinese counterpart Zhou Xiaochuan in Basilea, Switzerland on Sunday to discuss how a currency swap worth billions of dollars will be put into action, the Argentine monetary authority said.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:23 UTC

London offers greater fiscal autonomy as Scotland poll shows pro-independence is tied with NO vote

“The Westminster elite are losing this campaign... we've got them on the run,” said Salmond. “They've failed to scare the Scots; now they're trying to bribe us”

The British government on Sunday pledged greater fiscal autonomy for Scotland, after a poll put the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time ahead of the September 18 referendum on separation. Only Scottish residents can vote in the referendum.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Gibraltar's debut in the 2016 European Championship ends in 7-0 loss with Poland

The Sunday match was played in the Portuguese city of Faro

Gibraltar's competitive football debut ended in a predictably one-sided 7-0 loss to Poland on Sunday when the team predominantly made up of amateurs started 2016 European Championship qualifying.

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Dilma pledges new economic policy and team if she wins: bye, bye Mantega

 “I won't speak of appointments, but a new government will require a new staff. I have no doubt about that,” said the Brazilian president

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has hinted that if re-elected next month, she would not reappoint Finance Minister Guido Mantega. When reporters in Fortaleza asked Rousseff about Mantega’s role if she were re-elected, she responded that, “A new election means a new government, a new team.”

Monday, September 8th 2014 - 05:36 UTC

Fifty years since Falklands incursion and landing by Argentine light aircraft

A recent photo of the ‘bystander’ Jim Shirtcliffe who received Fitzgerald’s note of protest.

This Monday is the fiftieth anniversary of an odd stunt by Argentine Cessna pilot Miguel Fitzgerald who landed his light aircraft on the Stanley racecourse, left a note of protest about the ‘illegal’ British occupation of the Falkland Islands, handed an Argentine flag to a bemused bystander, and flew away again.

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

Is the controversial 'squid war' with Argentina reignited?

“Despite initial concern..., catches of Illex have exceeded 270,000 tons, which is the highest since the fishery began in 1987” said Governor Colin Roberts

The Falkland Islands Fisheries Department has reported this year that squid fishing generated the largest annual capture since records began, representing a major boost to the Islands economy.

Saturday, September 6th 2014 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina and holdouts again disagree before Pollack; end of September another deadline

Pollack said that parties met again to continue exploring possibilities, but “the issues that divide the parties remain unresolved”

Argentina still has “unresolved” issues preventing a settlement with bondholders suing the country for repayment after not participating in the country's restructurings following its 2002 default, a court-appointed mediator said Friday.

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