Monday, June 6th 2011 - 18:13 UTC

Falklands approves £ 45.5million 2011/2012 budget with a surplus

Financial Secretary Keith Padgett (R) with members of the Legislative Assembly

The Falkland Islands ended the approval process for the 2011/2012 budget, following the positive report from Financial Secretary Keith Padgett to the Legislative Assembly budget session.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 17:04 UTC

Humala promises a ‘national concerted government’ and close links to Mercosur

Peruvian president elect addresses his followers in downtown Lima

Peruvian president-elect nationalist Ollanta Humala promised Monday a ‘national concerted government” with representation of all democratic forces and open to the civil community.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 11:32 UTC

Controversial dam project sees Piñera’s support plummet to a new low

The worst polling numbers since the Chilean president took office

Public support for Chile’s conservative President Sebastián Piñera fell to a new low of 36%, according to an Adimark poll released Thursday, while outright rejection of Piñera’s government reached a record 56%.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:56 UTC

On Monday Customs delayed back-log of Argentina made-cars should be in Brazil

Last Friday Brazil cleared 11.700 Argentine made cars

Argentina and Brazil seem to be again on the path of normalizing bilateral trade following the mid May spat that triggered a round of technical exchanges in Buenos Aires and a final meeting at ministerial level in Brasilia. On Monday, allegedly all the Argentine cars delayed in the border will have been cleared into Brazil.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:54 UTC

Tiananmen Square deadly crackdown remembered in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei

The candlelight vigil in Hong Kong attracted an estimated 150.000 people

Thousands of Chinese and foreign tourists flocked to Beijing’s Tiananmen Square on Saturday, the anniversary of the deadly 1989 crackdown on mass pro-democracy protests, amid a noticeable massive police presence.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:47 UTC

Chile experiences employment growth, but how do you define a ‘job’?

Economist Hernán Frigolett: government numbers too good to be true

Chile’s unemployment rate has dropped from 8.6% to 7%, according to official government statistics released this week. The three regions most affected by the February 2010 earthquake were found to have generated 31% of the nearly half a million jobs created nationwide in the past 12 months.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:32 UTC

Major reforms to sullage plants in Gibraltar following last week’s fire

“Independence of the Seas” was very close to where the explosion and fire occurred

Gibraltar Government is likely to have fuel services, including sullage plants of the type that caught fire last Tuesday and injured welders and cruise passengers, moved away from their current location.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:17 UTC

Humala claims victory in Peruvian presidential run-off

The nationalist former Army officer celebrates with supporters

The nationalist former Army officer Ollanta Humala claimed victory in Peru’s presidential election run-off as he clung to a lead of about 20,000 votes over Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:09 UTC

Rousseff and ‘godfather’ Lula da Silva meet to decide on the Palocci crisis

Fears of a weakened President Rousseff image since she has to consult with her mentor Lula da Silva

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was expected to consult her predecessor Lula da Silva before deciding whether to dismiss Cabinet Chief Antonio Palocci, who has come under scrutiny for consulting fees he earned while managing Rousseff’s election campaign, according to the Sao Paulo press.

Monday, June 6th 2011 - 06:06 UTC

US Lower House questions President Obama on Libyan conflict policy

The resolution was sponsored by (Republican) House Speaker John Boehner

The United States House of Representatives demanded that President Barack Obama clarify the US role in the conflict in Libya, but rejected an attempt to force him to end America's military involvement there.


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