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Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 07:32 UTC

Rousseff gets an extra 15 days to explain she did not doctor public accounts

The Federal Accounts Court granted extra time and could delay until September whether to reject or approve Rousseff's handling of the budget last year.

President Dilma Rousseff got an extra 15 days on Wednesday to respond to allegations that she doctored public accounts last year, delaying a decision by a court that could pave the way for the populist leader's impeachment.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 07:05 UTC

Rain and floods in Buenos Aires province become a political challenge

In the north of the province, around 11,000 remained evacuated as a result of the rise of the Lujan, Arrecifes, Salto, Areco and Matanza rivers

Over 20.000 people are estimated to have been evacuated or suffering flooding because of continued rains in Buenos Aires province where a wind alert for the River Plate area and coastal zones is hampering draining possibilities, a situation which started last week and is expected to last until Sunday.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 07:00 UTC

Argentine minister's daughter, 26, board member of main development bank

Delfina Rossi with her father Argentina's Defense Minister Agustin Rossi,

Maria Delfina Rossi, the daughter of Argentina's Defense Minister Agustin Rossi, has been appointed to head the Banco Nacion following a resolution signed by President Cristina Fernandez.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 06:45 UTC

Griesa sanctions Argentina for not turning in information on assets

Griesa agreed with NML that Argentina should be punished for failing to turn over evidence that the fund wants to use to discover assets.

New York district judge Thomas Griesa has said he will consider all Argentine government assets in the United States, except for diplomatic and military ones, as commercial assets which hedge fund NML Capital could try to seize.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 03:40 UTC

Political accord in Brazil to implement 27 market-friendly measures

The “Brazil Agenda” proposed by Senate President Renan Calheiros was discussed at a key dinner the embattled Rousseff hosted for coalition senators

President Dilma Rousseff and leading Brazilian senators are preparing a joint set of major reforms that seek to introduce an agenda of market-friendly proposals, in a move one senior official says is an effort to counter a revolt by lawmakers in the Lower House.

Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 03:37 UTC

Mercosur's Paraguay meeting to iron out proposal to present to Europe

The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

Technical teams from Mercosur country members are scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Paraguay to iron out the final proposal to be presented by the group to the European Union for the long delayed trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 09:10 UTC

CARICOM tells Venezuela it supports Guyana's integrity in territorial dispute

CARICOM chairman Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart informed visiting Venezuelan vice-president Jorge Arreaza of the group's position

Venezuela’s vice-president Jorge Arreaza recently heard directly from CARICOM chairman, Barbados’ Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, that the regional grouping is backing Guyana in the territorial dispute between the two South American neighbors. Stuart met last Friday with Arreaza who was visiting the island as part of a regional tour to discuss Venezuela’s territorial and maritime claims in the region.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 08:53 UTC

Gibraltar a ‘fundamental objective' of Spanish foreign policy with ample funds to support it

Spain will push to establish the foundations ”that will allow Spain to recover sovereignty over Gibraltar and the territorial integrity of the State”

Pushing Spain’s claim over the sovereignty of Gibraltar is “a fundamental objective” for Spanish foreign policy, according to budget plans presented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Madrid this week.

Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 08:39 UTC

“A step forward for Haitian democracy”, OAS describes Sunday's vote

“(Sunday’s) election was a step forward in strengthening Haitian democracy,” said Castillo, a former foreign minister in Costa Rica.

Despite incidents of violence at some polling stations, the first round of legislative elections in Haiti which took place on Sunday, has been described as “a step forward for Haitian democracy” by the Organization of American States (OAS).

Wednesday, August 12th 2015 - 07:21 UTC

Parlasur bench: after seven attempts first election win for Malvinas affairs desk head Filmus

Filmus figured in the fourth place of the Victory Front list, behind Jorge Taiana and current ministers of Culture, Teresa Parodi and Defense, Agustin Rossi.

Daniel Filmus, head of the Malvinas Affairs Desk in the Argentine ministry of foreign affairs can expect to become a member of Mercosur Parliament, or Parlasur, in the coming October general election, following on a repeat of the Argentine primaries' results of last Sunday.

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