Politics

Politics
Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 13:11 UTC

Baroness Thatcher returns to Downing Street

The painting will be on permanent display in Downing Street.

Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher moved back into Downing Street, in the shape of a portrait by royal artist Richard Stone. Nicholas Glass reports. The unveiling had been delayed several times due to the ailing health of Baroness Thatcher, 84, who attended Monday the private reception.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 13:03 UTC

Family of de Menezes reaches compensation agreement with London police

Jean Charles de Menezes shot dead at Stockwell tube station mistaken for a failed suicide bomber

The family of Brazilian citizen Jean Charles de Menezes has agreed a compensation deal with the London Metropolitan Police. Relatives of the Brazilian have been locked in an often acrimonious legal battle with the force since he was shot dead at Stockwell Tube station on July 22, 2005.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 08:39 UTC

Argentine officials admit “money messenger” visited Government House

It was Antonini Wilson after all who can be seen in the Casa Rosada video

Argentine Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández admitted on Monday that the video footage showing the Venezuelan-American businessman Guido Antonini Wilson at Casa Rosada, the seat of the Executive Office, in 2007 is not faked.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 07:49 UTC

Lula da Silva anticipated his Uruguayan election vote: incumbent Mujica

An admirer of Lula da Silva, Mujica (L)  promises more integration with Mercosur

A leading figure from the ruling Workers Party of Brazil visited this weekend Uruguayan presidential candidate Jose “Pepe” Mujica with a message from President Lula da Silva.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 07:42 UTC

Bolivian Jews concerned with Iranian president’s visit

Evo Morales has increasingly consolidated links with Teheran

The Bolivian Jewish community has expressed concern over the coming visit this Tuesday of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadineyad who is scheduled to meet with his Bolivian peer Evo Morales, as part of a several days visit to South America and Africa.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 03:58 UTC

Blasting report on human rights: “New Castro, Same Cuba”

Raul Castro: behind the grandpa looks an iron fist

Cuban president Raúl Castro's government has locked up scores of people for exercising their fundamental freedoms and allowed scores more political prisoners, arrested during Fidel Castro's rule, to languish in detention, Human Rights Watch says in a report released this week. Rather than dismantle Cuba's repressive machinery, Raúl Castro has kept it firmly in place and fully active, the report says.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 03:18 UTC

Chile denies conflict with Peru will be considered in Unasur defence meeting

Peruvian president Alan García has taken full advantage of the controversy

Chile said that the alleged espionage case involving a Peruvian military that passed sensitive information to a Chilean counterpart is a “bilateral issue” and firmly denied it was to be discussed in the coming Unasur (Union of South American nations) Defence Council.

Tuesday, November 24th 2009 - 02:43 UTC

Brazilian opposition questions Iranian president’s visit

Lula da Silva and Ahmadinejad: “I talk with everybody”

The main leader of the Brazilian opposition Jose Serra criticized the government of President Lula da Silva for receiving Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and recalled that the Iranian Defence minister has been accused of the attack against the Argentine Jewish Mutual, AMIA, in 1994, in Buenos Aires.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 13:27 UTC

All Honduran parties are calling on Hondurans to vote next Sunday

César Ham has adopted a more pragmatic attitude than his mentor ousted President Manuel Zelaya

Honduran presidential candidates wrapped up their electoral campaigns on Sunday with massive rallies calling on followers and “all Hondurans” to vote next November 29th when a new president, congress, and municipal officials will be elected.

Monday, November 23rd 2009 - 11:32 UTC

US honeymoon with President Obama rapidly eroding: approval drops below 50%

The economy, unemployment and healthcare bill are punishing the US president

United States President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped below 50% in a second major poll in an indication he is suffering from the long healthcare debate and weakness in the economy, Gallup said.

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