Politics

Politics
Monday, April 18th 2011 - 06:38 UTC

Cuba’s geriatric leadership admits it lacks a reserve of well-trained replacement

The ‘young’ Castro, (79), addressing the Communist Party congress

Cuba will consider placing term limits on its leaders to assure new blood in the government, President Raul Castro said in a speech kicking off a Communist Party congress on the island he and his brother have led for more than five decades.

Monday, April 18th 2011 - 06:23 UTC

Mercosur organized joint program to combat dengue

Paraguay’s Public Health minister, Esperanza Martinez

Mercosur will consider next June adopting a regional joint program to combat the mosquito transmitted dengue disease, which has become endemic in the group with the exception of Uruguay, and which has forced landlocked Paraguay to declare a national emergency.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 10:02 UTC

Argentina has not replied IMF recommendations for an inflation index

Nicolás Eyzaguirre: “it is up to the (Argentine) authorities to make it public”

IMF Western Hemisphere Director Nicolás Eyzaguirre said the organization had not yet received any official communication from the Argentine government regarding IMF recommendations over its inflation index.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 02:20 UTC

EU agriculture impact report before presenting “proposal list” to Mercosur

Dacian Ciolos, no market access offers at the next EU/Mercosur round in Asuncion

The European Commission will be presenting in the next weeks a report on the consequences for the European agriculture of a trade agreement with Mercosur, announced EU Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos following a Thursday meeting of the Agriculture Council in Luxembourg.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 00:41 UTC

Eichmann’s escape helped by German intelligence and Roman Catholic Church

Adolf Eichmann was captured in Argentina in 1960 by an Israeli team

The notorious Holocaust planner Adolf Eichmann was helped out of Germany by members of the German intelligence service and the Roman Catholic Church, according to a series of articles by Spiegel based on secret documents.

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - 00:34 UTC

Children thefts in Argentina: German investigative journalist barred from the US

Gabriela Weber allegedly has information involving a former US military attaché in Buenos Aires

German radio correspondent based in Buenos Aires Gabriela Weber, who is investigating the alleged theft of children by a US diplomat during the Argentine military dictatorship (1976-1983) apparently has been permanently denied her request for an entrance visa.

Friday, April 15th 2011 - 19:59 UTC

Falklands’ deports Spanish seamen serving imprisonment sentences

Falklands’ flag trawler “Ventura” in Stanley harbour

Two Spanish seamen serving imprisonment sentences for drugs related crimes in the Falkland Islands have been deported and since last Sunday are back in Spain, reports the Islands Police Headquarters.

Friday, April 15th 2011 - 18:31 UTC

Brazil admits most airports won’t be ready for the 2014 World Cup

Airports are saturated and operating in critical situation

A Brazilian government report indicates that it will be extremely difficult to get most Brazilian airports ready in time for the 2014 World Cup.
Renovation work in 10 of the 13 airports which will be used during the month-long tournament will not be completed in time unless there are changes in the investment plans made by Brazil's airport authority, Brazil's Economic Research Institute said in its study.

Friday, April 15th 2011 - 05:44 UTC

‘The challenge is a better distribution of wealth’, said Insulza on Pan American Day

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) commemorated on Thursday April 14 Pan American Day and the anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the OAS, adopted in Bogota, Colombia, on April 30, 1948.

Friday, April 15th 2011 - 03:12 UTC

Falkland Islands represented at Royal Wedding

Day dress, hat and gloves for MLA Hartford

A Falkland Islander will be joining the ranks of the privileged few at the Royal Wedding of the Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29.

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