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Politics
Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Falklands' delegation in Canada receives full support for self determination

The Falklands delegation had government and private sector representatives.  <br />
(L to R) Phyl Richards, Lewis Clifton, John Baird (FM Canada), Mike Summers, Tom Clarence Smith and David Blockley

Canada openly supported Falkland Islands' people right to self determination, backed Canadian companies working in the Islands and confirmed ongoing political and trade assurances. The message was clearly conveyed to a high level Falklands' government and private sector during their recent visit to Canadian capital Ottawa and tour of several provinces.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 08:15 UTC

Falklands' patrol vessels support, allegedly from Brazil and Chile, trigger debate in Argentina

A recent foreign policy book from Di Tella's number two, Andres Cisneros has brought up the issue

Argentine opposition lawmakers expressed concern about alleged logistic support from Brazil and Chile to British warships and other auxiliary vessels in the South Atlantic and demanded the government of president Cristina Fernández report to Congress on the matter.

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 07:48 UTC

Latam forecasted to grow 2,2% in 2015, but this year will only average 1.1%

Countries leading regional expansion next year will be Panama, 7% of GDP growth; Bolivia 5.5%, and Peru, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua 5.0% said Barcena<br />

Economic growth in Latin America and the Caribbean will recover in 2015 and reach 2.2% on average, according to new estimates unveiled on Tuesday by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014 - 07:36 UTC

Finally Argentina will have a US ambassador: he never visited the country or speaks Spanish

Noah Mamet, a bundler, is a consultant and was confirmed in a vote of 50 to 43 nays, despite sharp criticism by Republicans

The United States Senate confirmed soap opera producer Colleen Bell to be the next U.S. ambassador to Hungary and political consultant Noah Mamet to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Argentina on Tuesday. Neither of the two newly-confirmed Ambassadors are career diplomats, but both raised millions for President Obama's Presidential campaigns.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 06:38 UTC

WTO celebrates major deal which puts trade negotiations 'back on track'

 WTO Director-General Roberto Azevedo said the deal is now operational but will come into force once two-thirds of the members have officially accepted it.

After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization (WTO) pulled off a major deal last week that the body said could boost global commerce by one trillion dollars annually. The deal is the first multilateral trade agreement in the organization’s 20-year history. Agreement has been difficult to reach because WTO deals require the unanimous backing of its 160 member countries.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 06:01 UTC

Rousseff names another market-friendly minister to her new cabinet

Monteiro, an industrialist and senator from Pernambuco, led Brazil's most powerful business lobby: National Industry Confederation, from 2002 to 2010.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has named business leader Armando Monteiro to head the industry and trade ministry in a new sign of more market-friendly policies as she tries to restore investor confidence and reignite economic growth.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:42 UTC

First Sea Lord and Royal New Zealand Navy chief at Chilean maritime Expo

The ExpoNaval in Viña del Mar has 140 exhibitors from the naval and maritime industries and representatives from 80 countries

Beginning on Tuesday and until Friday the Chilean port of Viña del Mar will host the ninth edition of the very successful ExpoNaval, which besides its emphasis on naval defense, for the fourth time running will be combined with a maritime and port exhibition: Trans-Port 2014.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:25 UTC

Falklands representatives attending BOT Joint Ministerial Council in London

MLA Edwards met on Monday with Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire

The annual Overseas Territories Joint Ministerial Council (JMC) which brings together political leaders from the Overseas Territories and UK ministers took off on Monday in London, hosted by FCO Minister for the Overseas Territories James Duddridge MP.

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014 - 05:02 UTC

US wants to continue with president-elect Vazquez the “vibrant relationship” developed with Mujica

“We are grateful for the vibrant relationship we have had with Uruguay under the leadership of President Mujica”, said Kerry's message

Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated on Monday Uruguayan president-elect Tabare Vazquez on his Sunday victory, and said that the US looks forward to working with the new administration and to continue advancing with the “vibrant relationship we have had” under the leadership of President Jose Mujica.

Monday, December 1st 2014 - 09:52 UTC

Lacalle Pou accepts defeat and promises to continue working from parliament

From now on “Lacalle Pou and Jorge Larañaga will continue with their proposals from parliament”

“People have decided and opted for the ticket Tabare Vazquez-Raul Sendic and results must be complied, respected and defended”, were Luis Lacalle Pou's first words admitting defeat on Sunday evening to Uruguay's next president Vazquez.

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