Fitch Ratings on Monday warned it may cut the United States' AAA rating if policymakers fail to agree in 2013 on a plan to reduce the country's ballooning budget deficits.
When the shooting started, Police sergeant Luis Erazo scrambled into jungle canopy, the only escape from death as his Colombian guerrilla captors hurled grenades at him. Four fellow hostages were shot dead by the FARC.
Steven is the 13 year old boy of Colombian Army Sergeant Major Jose Libio Martinez who was never able to meet his father executed last Saturday by the FARC kidnappers who shot him in the head when surrounded by Colombian forces in the jungle.
Chile formally requested Monday an extension until March 2020 to complete antipersonnel mines clearance particularly to the north and south of the country, during the meeting of the signatories and observers of the Ottawa Convention taking place in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said that the country’s economy which slowed down in the last quarter will retake growth and generate more jobs based on government plans to expand manufacturing.
This coming year Argentines will be resting more and working less, at an average of one day off for every three worked, according to the 2012 official national, civilian and religious festivities calendar released by the Ministry of Interior.
The Department for Transport has started the procurement process for a new UK-wide Search and Rescue helicopter service to be provided by civilian crews, it has been announced.
The Argentine government has stepped up its official blockade policy against the Falkland Islands warning Spanish fishing vessels are operating ‘illegally’ in the South Atlantic, since they have not requested licences from the Argentine government, and controls over those activities will continue.
It is the generation of thirty-something who as children were the first to benefit from well-funded primary and secondary education following the Islands’ economic turn-around in the late 1980’s. They were the first generation of locally educated children who could graduate in careers of their choice.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde who this week will be visiting Latinamerica said that Brazil, Mexico and Peru, like to many other countries in the region have done remarkably well over the past few years and can provide some lessons to the advanced countries.