Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 08:09 UTC

Former Argentine dictator Gneral Videla sentenced to life in prison

Videla insisted all along the Junta was fighting ‘subersives’ and said subordinates “were only following orders”

The strongman of Argentina's 1976-1983 military Junta General Jorge Videla, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for crimes against humanity committed during the so called “dirty war” against left-wing dissidents.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 08:04 UTC

Bolivia formalizes recognition of sovereign Palestine state with pre-1967 borders

President Evo Morales made the announcement at Government House

Bolivia formally recognized Palestine as an independent and sovereign state within the 1967 borders, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced Wednesday. Reports last week indicated that such a decision was imminent

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 08:02 UTC

WikiLeaks founder Assange named “Man of the Year” by France’s Le Monde

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been named “Man of the Year” by France's Le Monde newspaper, one of the five publications to cooperate with the whistleblowing website on its its latest release of leaked documents.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 07:20 UTC

Hillary Clinton will represent Obama at Rousseff’s inauguration January first

A meeting of two ladies: Hillary Clinton with Dilma Rousseff

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will head the United States delegation to attend the inauguration of Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff next January first, announced Wednesday the White House.

Thursday, December 23rd 2010 - 02:33 UTC

Uruguayan Major General appointed head of UN mission in India and Pakistan

Mayor-General Raul Gloodtdofsky Fernandez

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon announced Wednesday the appointment of Major-General Raul Gloodtdofsky Fernandez from Uruguay as head of the United Nations mission in India and Pakistan.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:29 UTC

Uruguay’s sky-blue colours celebrate a hundred years of glory and pride

Striker Diego Forlan, the best player of the South Africa World Cup

With the attendance of the country’s highest political authorities including President Jose Mujica and sports’ figures Uruguay celebrated Tuesday the hundredth anniversary of its sky-blue colours, world famous in international soccer.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:26 UTC

US ‘internet neutrality guidelines’ trigger controversy

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak supports the regulations

Amid a firestorm of criticism from both ends of the political spectrum, the United States Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday adopted the first-ever regulations for broadband Internet service, rules designed to foster the fast-evolving market for TV and movies over the Web.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:24 UTC

President Chavez extends broadcast media clamp to the internet

Opposition Globovision television group targeted by Chavez

Venezuelan lawmakers have imposed broadcast-type regulations on the internet, barring some types of online messages under measures that opponents say are a threat to freedom of speech.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:18 UTC

Carter wants Brazil to play a role in Mid East peace; US mediation exhausted

Former US president Jimmy Carter praised the Brazilian initiative

On the same day that work began on a new Palestinian embassy in Brasilia, Brazilian president Lula da Silva said that peace in the Middle East was impossible with the United States as a mediator, reported the Palestine News Network.

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010 - 05:15 UTC

Ernst & Young accused of helping Lehman Brothers hide financial problems

New York Attorney General and governor-elect Andrew Cuomo

New York prosecutors sued Ernst & Young, accusing the accounting firm of helping to hide Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc's financial problems, the first major government legal action stemming from the Wall Street bank's 2008 downfall.


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