Friday, November 5th 2010 - 03:07 UTC

(Retired) torturers of former guerrilla Dilma Rousseff face investigation

The Brazilian president-elect when she was a radical student

Sao Paulo’s Federal Prosecution has opened a process to determine the alleged responsibility of four retired military personnel accused of involvement in six killings and torturing 20 people among which president-elect Dilma Rousseff.

Friday, November 5th 2010 - 02:33 UTC

Lula da Silva organizes a smooth transition for president-elect Rousseff

Ever-active outgoing president Lula da Silva

Brazil's President Lula da Silva asked his cabinet to do everything possible to help president-elect Dilma Rousseff transition smoothly into power.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 20:59 UTC

Dilma Rousseff, the most powerful person in Latinamerica according to Forbes

Forbes latest list is headed by Chinese president Hu Jintao, no annoying bureaucracy or court can stop his wishes

Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff was included in Forbes magazine latest list of the 68 most powerful people in the world which is headed by Chinese president Hu Jintao.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 19:31 UTC

Emerging economies ready to counter the Federal Reserve latest liquidity injection

The ‘currencies war’ anticipates serious confrontations in the G20 summit

Asia and Latinamerica emerging economies anticipated that they would be implementing new measures to limit the inflow of capitals following on the United States Federal Reserve announcement that it would pump more liquidity into the faltering US economy.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 15:49 UTC

Spain wants to renew bilateral talks with UK on Gibraltar’s sovereignty

Spanish Foreign Affairs minister Trinidad Jimenez

New Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jiménez has declared that her objective in respect of Gibraltar is “to generate enough confidence to renew bilateral talks about Gibraltar’s sovereignty with the British Government.”

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 15:00 UTC

Chile and Uruguay the less corrupt and most transparent in Latinamerica

Huguette Labelle, TI president: most countries failed the test

Chile and Uruguay are among the less corrupt and most transparent countries of the region while Venezuela stands at the opposite end, among the worst cases in the world, according to the latest annual report from Transparency International officially released in Berlin.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 05:27 UTC

Rousseff in no hurry to name the cabinet; Lula promises “stable economy”

President elect Dilma Rousseff

Brazil's President-elect Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday she is in no hurry to name a cabinet before taking office on January 1. Her mentor President Lula da Silva promised to leave a “stable economic situation”.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 05:25 UTC

Obama admits voters’ frustration sends conciliatory message to Republicans

The US president felt the full impact of the loss of Congress

President Barack Obama said he believes US voters are feeling frustrated with the pace of economic recovery, after mid-term poll losses. The Republicans captured 60 seats to take control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats clung on to the Senate despite losing seats.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 05:23 UTC

Brazil warns more Fed liquidity could lead to protectionist policies

Lula da Silva and Dilma with tickets and luggage ready for South Korea

Brazil said on Wednesday it was worried by the US Federal Reserve's plan to buy billions more dollars in bonds, saying the US policy of easy money could lead countries to enact protectionist policies.

Thursday, November 4th 2010 - 05:22 UTC

Argentine congress holds special sessions in memory of ex President Kirchner

Former Unasur secretary general Nestor Kirchner

The Argentine Congress held Wednesday evening special sessions in memory of former deputy, Justicialist Party leader, and Union of South American Nations Secretary-General, Néstor Kirchner.


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