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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”