Saturday, October 24th 2009 - 07:19 UTC

Paraguayan congress approves Itaipú treaty with Brazil

The world’s largest operational dam Itaipu in the Parana river basin

The Paraguayan Senate approved by an ample majority the agreement with Brazil which represents a higher financial compensation for Paraguay from Itaipú, the world’s largest operational hydroelectric dam, a long standing claim which was addressed in several summits between presidents Lula da Silva and Fernando Lugo.

Saturday, October 24th 2009 - 05:38 UTC

Latam countries have to adapt to a more sluggish global economy, says IMF

Nicolás Eyzaguirre, director of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department.

Latin American and Caribbean countries are recovering from the global crisis, but at different rates, and growth is expected to return to the region as a whole in 2010, the IMF said in its Regional Economic Outlook released Friday in Sao Paulo.

Saturday, October 24th 2009 - 03:48 UTC

Typhoons were flown non-stop to the Falklands with support from ten aircraft

Typhoons undergo air-to-air refuelling en route from Ascension Island to the Falkland Islands

Senior officers from the Royal Air Force have paid tribute to squadrons across Britain following the successful deployment of four Euro-fighter Typhoons to the Falkland Islands.

Friday, October 23rd 2009 - 21:07 UTC

Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News Update

Eight-year-old Sian Watt attempts a move on her big sister

Headlines: Doing it for themselves; No threat’ to airbridge as AIG economy nosedives, MoD tax dispute at the heart of Ascension row.

Friday, October 23rd 2009 - 11:58 UTC

Zelaya’s return “Impossible”: no support from Congress, Justice or the military

Former OAS Secretary General Gaviria is not sure about Zelaya return to office

Former Secretary General from the Organization of American States, (OAS), Cesar Gaviria said it was “impossible” for ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to be reinstated since he lacks the support from the Supreme Court, Congress and the military

Friday, October 23rd 2009 - 08:51 UTC

“Shell-shocked” Brazil demands an end to violence in “Olympic City” Rio

Opposition and the Supreme Court are demanding swift action to clean the favelas from drug related gangs

Brazil’s main opposition party demanded responsibility from President Lula da Silva in combating the wave of violence rocking Rio do Janeiro and which has left at least 35 killed in shootings with the drugs’ gangs that even downed a police helicopter.

Friday, October 23rd 2009 - 08:43 UTC

Former Uruguayan military dictator condemned to 25 years in jail

“Goyo” Alvarez, one of the most representative figures of the 1973/1985 military dictatorship

Former Uruguayan military dictator retired General Gregorio Alvarez was condemned this week to 25 years in jail for his involvement in the deaths of leftist activists and repeated violation of human rights during the 1973-85 dictatorship.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 10:51 UTC

Uruguay’s presidential election next Sunday too tight to call

Mujica-Astori inching closer but, will it be enough?

Uruguay’s coming Sunday presidential election is proving to be more nerve-racking and difficult to forecast than anticipated, with the ruling coalition just a few inches away from repeating in spite of the falling performance of the main opposition candidate.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 08:04 UTC

IMF is not the cause of Argentina’s poverty: “we are to blame”

Alberto Fernandez, once a strong member of the Kirchner crew

Argentina’s former cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez said the International Momentary Fund, IMF, is not the cause of the country’s poverty. His statements come in the middle of negotiations between the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the IMF for a possible understanding which could open the way for fresh funds for Argentina.

Thursday, October 22nd 2009 - 01:37 UTC

Gibraltar in OECD/G 20 offshore banking “white list”

Following the signing of Tax Information Exchange Agreements earlier this week with Finland, Greenland and Faroe Islands, Gibraltar has now signed 13 such agreements, and has accordingly been transferred by the OECD on to the so called ‘White List’, Gibraltar Government has announced.


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