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Politics
Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:29 UTC

Maradona announce he intends to run for FIFA's presidency

“‘I am a candidate’ were the two words Diego Maradona used to answer me when I consulted him about the nomination for the presidency of FIFA”

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has thrown his hat into the ring for the FIFA presidency, according to reports. Reuters quoted Uruguayan journalist and author Victor Hugo Morales saying that Maradona, 54, had revealed his plan on Sunday.

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

Falklands-born Alexander Betts candidate for a Mercosur parliament seat

“We thought it important to have a voice in Parlasur representing Tierra del Fuego. We offered him to run as an outsider and he accepted”, said governor Ríos.

Alejandro Betts, born in the Falklands and now full Argentine citizen will run for office in the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in representation of the Tierra del Fuego province, although he must first overcome the 9 August PASO primaries (open, simultaneous and mandatory), according to reports from the official Argentine news agency, Telam.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:35 UTC

Cristina Fernandez ensuring continuity for Kirchner's 'development 'project'

The Argentine president will not run for any office in the coming elections, but son Maximo Kirchner will most probably become lawmaker for Santa Cruz

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez will not run for any office in this year's general elections, but she has set up supporters in key candidacies for the primaries in which 13 presidential hopefuls are participating. These include her two closest advisors since the death of her husband Nestor Kirchner and they are, son Maximo Kirchner, and Carlos Zannini, the Legal and Technical Secretary of the Executive.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:26 UTC

Rousseff support plummets to 10%, while disapproval marks a record 65%

“It's a new record in Datafolha polls since we started conducting them in January 2011,” when Dilma took office, reported Folha de Sao Paulo

Public support for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has slipped to a record low, with her disapproval ratings rising to 65%, according to pollsters Datafolha and published on Sunday. Support for the embattled leader caught by a sliding economy and embroiled in a major graft scandal involving state-owned corporation Petrobras, slumped to 10%.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:15 UTC

Run off in Tierra del Fuego governor's election; despite freezing weather, 60% cast ballots

“I do not want futurology. Now we will hopefully see the results and then analyze them if they think it necessary” said Senator Rosana Bertone.

Results from Tierra del Fuego in the extreme south of Argentina put Victory Front senator Rosana Bertone on course for victory in Sunday's governor's election, although she will have to face a run-off with second-placed Federico Sciurano. With 82.8% of the vote counted Bertone led on 41.8%, followed by Sciurano of the radical-Popular Fueguino Movement coalition who took 33.7%.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 07:05 UTC

United opposition in Mendoza province defeats CFK's ruling Victory Front

Cornejo’s candidacy for the Cambia Mendoza front was backed by a wide array of opposition parties

Argentina's opposition Radical Party (UCR) seized back Mendoza province (one of the country's five main electoral districts) after their Cambia Mendoza alliance, led by Alfredo Cornejo, defeated the Victory Front (FpV)’s Adolfo Bermejo, and had 48% of the vote at press time, 10 points more than the Peronist hopeful. Bermejo is a close ally of President Cristina Fernández.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 06:16 UTC

New antiaircraft missile test in Falklands, on fears of “more Argentine aggression”

 According to the Sunday Express the UK made HMV missile can travel at three times the speed of sound, and are guided remotely to their target.

The Sunday Express has revealed that a live-fire training exercise will be taking place in the Falkland Islands with the participation of Royal Marines deploying high velocity missiles against “incoming attack aircraft” with the purpose of demonstrating combat capacity and to show that the UK can deploy high readiness troops.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Falklands' war: Thatcher 'very angry' with the BBC with the coverage of UK military plans

“At times we felt strongly that they were assisting the enemy by open discussions with experts on the next likely steps in the campaign”, wrote Lady Thatcher.

Margaret Thatcher accused the BBC of “assisting the enemy” during the Falklands War by broadcasting the moves British troops were likely to make before they actually happened, according to new documents revealed in the UK media.

Monday, June 22nd 2015 - 05:17 UTC

IUU fishing: Spain announces €11 million penalties against Galicia syndicate

The fines, the highest known, are issued against companies and individuals for 19 serious infringements linked to illegal fishing activities in Southern Ocean.

Spanish government last Friday announced penalties that could reach more than €11 million against Spanish nationals, including companies involved in illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. An EU coalition of three international NGOs, including Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana and WWF described the fines as a historic moment in the battle against IUU fishing and are calling on other EU member states to follow suit with their own nationals.

Saturday, June 20th 2015 - 09:16 UTC

Buenos Aires/Moscow close ties are “a fact, not a wish”, says Argentine minister Kicillof

Kicillof pointed out that bilateral trade with Russia has increased 1,000% in recent years showing the two economies easily complement each other.

Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaking from Moscow said ties between Buenos Aires and Russia were “a fact, not a wish” praising the bilateral “natural understanding” and “complementation”, achieved by the two partners in economic, energy and trade affairs.

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