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Friday, June 17th 2011 - 16:33 UTC

Peru cancels construction of Amazon dams; major setback for Brazil

Vice-Minister for Energy Luis Gonzales Talledo: no Inambari dam

Peruvian environmentalists have welcomed a decision by the country's Energy Ministry to cancel the development of the 1.5GW Inambari Dam in the Amazon basin.

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 06:37 UTC

CFK describes PM Cameron’s Falklands’ statement as “mediocre and almost stupid”

The Argentine president campaigning in the north of Argentina

Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, CFK, described UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s emphatic refusal to discuss Falklands/Malvinas Islands’ sovereignty as “mediocre and almost stupid” and promised to continue indefatigably with the claim in all world forums.

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 06:20 UTC

Cristina Fernandez on the campaign trail, expected to announce re-election bid next week

Máximo, son of the president also has a taste for politics and leads the youth movement La Campora

In spite of the volcanic ash cloud that is still hovering over parts of Argentina, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner resumed a round of visits to provinces scheduled to hold elections in the next two weeks and in anticipation of what is considered her decision to bid for re-election next October.

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 06:09 UTC

Three RAF Typhoons cannibalized to keep warplanes over Libya

Four of the £ 125 million Typhoons are stationed in the Falklands

Three Royal Air Force Typhoons, costing £125million each, and similar to those stationed in the Falkland Islands are being cannibalized at RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire to cover a desperate shortage of parts and keep warplanes flying over Libya reported the Daily Mail on Thursday.

Friday, June 17th 2011 - 05:40 UTC

Bonafini says she “has nothing to hide” and send Schoklenders “to jail forever”

Sergio Schoklender and some of his investments (Perfil)

The head of Argentina’s Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo organization, Hebe de Bonafini, minimized on Thursday the recent series of judicial raids performed on the organization’s headquarters and assured that “she has nothing to hide.”

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 23:18 UTC

Argentina human rights group money spent on Ferraris, yachts and villas

How to invest government funds by Schoklender and Bonafini

A major scandal has unfolded in Argentina involving one of the cherished and exploited banners of the two Kirchner administrations (Nestor and Cristina, 2003/2011): human rights policy and the organization of Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 19:23 UTC

UN Secretary General praises Uruguay’s contribution to peace keeping worldwide

Ban Ki-moon meets Uruguayan UN peace keeping veterans

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon thanked Uruguay for being one of the largest contributors to United Nations peacekeeping worldwide. Ban Ki-moon is currently on a South American round of visits that included Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 19:09 UTC

Uruguay supports Ban Ki-moon re-election because of his commitment to multilateralism

UN Secretary General with Uruguayan president Jose Mujica

Uruguay’s support for the re-election of Mr Ban Ki-moon as Secretary General is based on his decisive efforts to impulse multilateralism since taking office in 2007, said Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Luis Almagro.

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 15:28 UTC

After 5 months patrolling the Falklands, HMS York returns to Portsmouth July

The Type 42 destroyer was replenished in the Pacific by Chilean tanker Almirante Montt

The Royal Navy’s HMS York on the last leg of her five-month deployment to the South Atlantic on Falkland Islands patrolling is heading for Britain after having shifted oceans to the Pacific.

Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 15:10 UTC

Falklands: Argentina deplores PM Cameron’s “regrettable act of arrogance”

PM Cameron: Falklands’ sovereignty “is not negotiable; period”

The Argentine Government said it “deplores that, in a regrettable act of arrogance, the United Kingdom claims to have the authority to ‘put an end’ to the unresolved conflict regarding the Malvinas Islands sovereignty, a case that is currently being recognized by the United Nations.”

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