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Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 17:53 UTC

Brazil Promises to Insist on Paraguay for Venezuela’s Mercosur Incorporation

A fully integrated Venezuela represents more unity for South America says Senator Romero Juca

Venezuela is an extremely important factor for the social and economic development of the region and Brazil will insist upon Paraguay on the need for the approval of Venezuela’s incorporation as full member of Mercosur, stressed Senator Romero Juca from the Brazilian ruling coalition.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 05:47 UTC

Argentina Insists that Official Statistical Information is “Trustworthy and Solid”

Deputy Economy minister Roberto Feletti admits controversial relations with IMF

Argentina’s Deputy Economy Minister Roberto Feletti said the Government “will not accept economic policies to be dictated” by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and added that country's statistical information is “trustworthy and solid.”

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 02:53 UTC

Mr. Kirchner to Be Named Chairman of UNASUR When Leaders Meet in Argentina

Former Argentine leader Kirchner wants to upgrade his image for the 2011 bid

Leaders from the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR are scheduled to meet May 3 and 4 in Buenos Aires with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner acting as host and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa as temporary chairman.

Tuesday, April 27th 2010 - 02:47 UTC

US Extradites Former Panamanian Leader Noriega and CIA Recruit to France

“Pineapple face” was a close friend of Fidel Castro and Bush Sr.

The former Panamanian leader, Manuel Noriega, has been extradited to France by the United States after spending more than 20 years in a prison there.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 21:49 UTC

Grim Chapter of Chilean History Closes with Death of Former Nazi and Cult Leader

Colonia Dignidad, stronghold of paedophile Paul Schaefer, later became Villa Baviera

At 7:20 a.m. Saturday, former Nazi and cult leader Paul Schäfer died of heart failure in a Chilean prison hospital, closing a decades-long story of torture, tax evasion, and child sexual assault.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:59 UTC

Majority of Gibraltarians Consider the Role of The Governor Relevant

Gov. Sir Alan Johns. The new Gib constitution substantially reduces the power of the Governor

A majority of Gibraltarians considers that the role of the Governor is important/ relevant in today’s Gibraltar. That is the conclusion of the recent poll carried out by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:35 UTC

British BAE Systems First non-US Arms Company to Lead SIPRI’s Top 100 List

Mine-resistant, ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq was one of the main purchases of the US government

With arms sales reaching 32.4 billion in 2008, BAE Systems is the first non-US company to lead SIPRI's Top 100 list of the largest arms-producing companies.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 19:30 UTC

Brazil Targets an Army of 500.000 (From 300.000) in Next Two Decades

Steady expenditure growth in all three services (Photo Wikipedia)

Brazil plans to increase the number of its voluntary army from 300.000 to 500.000 in the next two decades as the defence budget keeps growing steadily said ministry sources. The country’s defence budget soared 44.5% in real terms in the last five years.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 06:21 UTC

Pulp Mill Dispute: Protest and Counter Protest on Both Sides of the River Uruguay

The massive demonstration on the San Martin bridge

Angry protestors from Argentina marched Sunday on to the bridge linking with Uruguay to express their disenchantment with the recent international court judgement on the pulp mill dispute, which confirmed the mill does not pollute and there’s no sufficient evidence for re-location or damages’ compensation as demanded by Argentine environmentalists.

Monday, April 26th 2010 - 06:12 UTC

Malvinas and the Bicentennial: the Rule of Law Shadowed by the Logics of Power

Argentina ambassador in UN, Jorge Arguello

In the Malvinas issue, the rule of the law has been shadowed by the logics of power, said Argentine ambassador before United Nations Jorge Arguello during the presentation Sunday of a book titled “The Malvinas question in the Bicentennial”.

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