Monday, July 13th 2015 - 09:03 UTC

The Peronist pope: Francis’s balancing act in Latin America, according to The Economist

The pope’s criticisms of free-market capitalism chime both with traditional Catholic social doctrine and with Peronism

Under the heading of “The Peronist pope”, The Economist has a piece on “Francis's balancing act in Latin America” dedicated to the eight day tour of three of the continent's poorest countries, but with the largest percentages of Catholics. But for Francis it is also a delicate balancing act since several current leaders in the region tend to blend the Church's 'option for the poor' with Marxist ideology.

Monday, July 13th 2015 - 08:58 UTC

“A faith without solidarity, is a dead faith”, Francis tells a mass of over a million people

The altar's backdrop was made of corn cobs, coconuts, squashes, beans, seeds and other local produce to create huge murals of St. Francis of Assisi

Pope Francis, wrapping up on Sunday his three-country tour of South America, urged people living in a flood-prone shantytown in Paraguay to stay united in their struggle for better living and working conditions.

Monday, July 13th 2015 - 06:36 UTC

Argentina' Cristina Fernandez flies to Paraguay meets Francis for the sixth time

The Argentine president had been invited by Paraguay's Cartés to attend the mass, and was the only regional head of state to visit Paraguay.

President Cristina Fernández was present on Sunday in the Paraguayan capital, Asunción to hear Pope Francis give mass during his visit, and greeted the Argentine citizens who had travelled to see the leader of the Catholic church. The head of state left the open mass at around midday, handing Francis a gift before retiring after witnessing the ceremony with Paraguayan counterpart Horacio Cartés.

Sunday, July 12th 2015 - 13:12 UTC

Falklands Group Reveals Details of the Life of “Veteran of the Malvinas” Alejandro Betts

“Betts was never in any danger from the Islanders or the British in 1982, because, among other things, no one knew that he had changed sides.”

Alexander Jacob Betts was never exposed to any danger whatsoever from other Falkland Islanders or Britain’s Armed Forces during the 1982 conflict. This has been stated by the Falklands History Group in reference to Betts, who was born in Stanley, and lived in the Islands until the end of the 1982 conflict, but who is now an Argentine citizen.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:53 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas UN resolution 2065 remembered in Ushuaia

Filmus proclaimed that “if we remain united, each of Latin America's causes will have a happy ending”

A group of lawmakers from six Latin American countries and Argentine officials met in Ushuaia in support of Argentine 'legitimate sovereignty rights over Malvinas, Georgia and South Sandwich Islands', in the framework of UN General Assembly Resolution 2065 fiftieth anniversary celebration, which called on the United Kingdom and Argentina to reach a peaceful negotiated solution over the Falklands/Malvinas dispute through bilateral discussions.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Falklands and Welsh anniversary in Argentina: chronicle of a foretold debate

Minister Carwyn Jones will be the first top level British official in years to visit Argentina, and there is a diplomatic protocol to be respected by both sides

Next 28 July Wales First Minister Carwyn Jones will be attending celebrations in the province of Chubut in the framework of the 150th anniversary of the first Welsh settlement in Patagonia, 28 July 1865. An event which in an electoral year in Argentina could become a good opportunity for president Cristina Fernandez to press on the Falkland Islands dispute, according to speculation in the Buenos Aires media.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 07:14 UTC

Falklands: Ambassador Castro hopes for UK/Argentina friendly and meaningful dialogue

Ambassador Castro with Lord Wigley, a Welsh political figure and chairman of the organizing committee for 150th anniversary celebrations

The Embassy of Argentina in the UK celebrated Independence Day on Thursday, highlighting the importance of national sovereignty and Latin American unity. Before a packed audience of over four hundred people, the Argentine Ambassador Alicia Castro delivered a speech in which she recalled that the aim of the struggle for independence was to unite all the peoples of Latin America.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 06:15 UTC

Falklands' new chief of Emergency Services & Island Security has experience in oil industry

Almond-Bell has over 35 years’ experience in the field spanning operations in a range of countries, across a number of sectors including hydrocarbons industry.

The Falkland Islands Government announced the appointment of Mr. Andrew Almond-Bell as the new Director of Emergency Services & Island Security. He will succeed Barry Marsden who left the Islands earlier this year.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:59 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, Puerto Rico and Bolivia's sea outlet claim, in Pope's agenda, reveals Morales

“You told me there are three pending issues in Latin America and the Caribbean: Puerto Rico, Malvinas and the sea for Bolivia”, said Morales

Bolivian president Evo Morales revealed on Friday that Pope Francis told him that there are three pending issues in the continent, Puerto Rico, Falklands/Malvinas and Bolivia's sea outlet claim. The pope has been recognized by all sides as the 'bridge' which helped bring together Cuba and the US after over half a century of mutual distancing.

Saturday, July 11th 2015 - 05:43 UTC

Francis calls on Paraguay to consolidate democracy and end corruption

Pope's reception included women dancing in long swaying dresses as Guarani music played and people dressed as saints were carried on platforms.

Pope Francis urged Paraguay to consolidate democracy and end corruption and drug trafficking, after receiving a colorful welcome on Friday at the start of the last leg of his eight-day South American tour.


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