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Thursday, August 11th 2016 - 04:52 UTC

Falklands air links and oil talks between UK and Argentina confirmed by Malcorra

Malcorra in a press conference confirmed that she discussed the issues of air links and oil with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond in London

Foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed on Wednesday that Argentina and the United Kingdom are holding talks, “moving to a more productive phase” which includes making progress towards new “air links between the Falkland Islands and third countries” plus the removal of “restrictive hydrocarbons measures”.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 15:49 UTC

Brazilian Senate votes to impeach Rousseff, and Temer could cease to be “interim” president

The Senate needed just a simple majority to decide on taking Rousseff to trial, but a two-thirds majority will be needed in the final vote, after the trial in late August.

Brazilian Senate has voted to begin the impeachment trial of embattled President Dilma Rousseff, a move that could officially hand over power to her former vice president – current interim president – Michel Temer. The impeachment trial is expected to open around August 25 - four days after the Olympics finish - and go on for five days, ending with a vote in judgment.

Wednesday, August 10th 2016 - 05:24 UTC

Venezuela as Mercosur full member faces deadline: Friday 12 August

 “We´re waiting to see what happens this Friday, deadline for Venezuela to show it has complied with conditions to enjoy full membership of Mercosur”, said Loizaga

Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are waiting for a report on Venezuela´s compliance with the accords agreed in 2012, which has to delivered next Friday 12 August, and could lead the group of three counties deciding the suspension of Caracas as full member of Mercosur. A week and a half later, 23 August, representatives of these countries will be meeting to address the issue.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 09:11 UTC

Pope Francis blesses massive dignity march in Buenos Aires against unemployment and recession

The rally, which happens every year in the name of San Cayetano, patron saint of workers and the unemployed, saw the iconic church swamped with people

Argentines with the support of the Catholic Church and a message from Pope Francis, on Sunday turned an annual religious celebration into a massive rally to protest growing unrest over unemployment, recession, inflation and a promised second half of the year rebound which remains absent.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:57 UTC

Head of Brazil's nuclear energy development sentenced 43 years in jail for corruption

Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva considered the father of Brazil’s nuclear program and a pillar of the military-industrial establishment, was convicted of corruption

The CEO of Brazil’s nuclear power company Eletronuclear, was sentenced to serve 43 years in prison by a Rio de Janeiro judge, Valor Economico newspaper reported. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva considered the father of Brazil’s nuclear program and a pillar of the military-industrial establishment was convicted of corruption, money-laundering, organized crime and obstruction of justice, in the latest chapter of the country’s historic “Operation Carwash” investigation.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:40 UTC

Trump trailing in the polls pledged slashing taxes and regulations to “jump start America”

“We are in a competition with the world, and I want America to win,” Trump told the Detroit Economic Club

The United States Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said on Monday he will slash taxes, block onerous financial regulations and unleash the energy sector as he pledged to “jump-start America” with a new economic plan if he is elected president.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

Ban Ki-moon praises Argentina's commitment with the UN and cooperation with other countries

 “I count on Argentina’s support in the critical years ahead as we work together to achieve SDGs and provide peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet”

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applauded on Monday Argentina's commitment and strong partnership with the UN and its cooperation with other countries. Ban Ki-moon arrived in Buenos Aires from Paraguay and previously from Brazil where he was part of the inauguration of the Rio Olympic Games.

Monday, August 8th 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Argentines continue to support Macri despite disappointment with the economy

 The survey paints a complex picture of citizens split by support for the Macri government and disappointment at the economic situation.

Most Argentines are pessimistic about the country’s economic situation, but they are continuing to stand by Let’s Change (Cambiemos) leader President Mauricio Macri, a new poll by the San Andrés University (UdeSA) has found.

Monday, August 8th 2016 - 08:08 UTC

World's most famous plastic surgeon has died: Master Pintanghu, the Universe of Beauty

Pitanguy died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighborhood of Gavea, on the final leg of the Olympic relay.

Celebrated Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy has died at the age of 90, a day after passing the Olympic torch for the Rio Games. He died of a heart attack at home in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, a spokeswoman said. On Friday, he had held the torch in the Rio neighborhood of Gavea, on the final leg of the Olympic relay.

Sunday, August 7th 2016 - 20:47 UTC

Venezuela to be “demoted” from full Mercosur membership on 12 August

Michel Temer met last Friday at Itamaraty with Argentina's Macri, Paraguay's Cartes and advisors to assess the current situation of the Mercosur presidency

Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil are considering the “demotion” of Venezuela's Mercosur full membership unless by next August 12 it complies with all conditions to hold such a position, according to the Brazilian media following a meeting of the three presidents in the sidelines of the opening of the Rio Olympic Games.

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