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Politics
Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 07:42 UTC

Colombian Green Party Presidential Candidate Closing in on Incumbent Hopeful

Former Bogotá Mayor Antanas Mockus candidacy has been boosted by his ticket running mate Sergio Fajardo, ex Medellin mayor.

A newly released poll shows former Bogotá Mayor Antanas Mockus winning the Colombian presidency if the contest comes down to a runoff. The first round of the election will take place May 30 and is a runoff is needed on June 20.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 02:15 UTC

Pentagon Says Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Operating in Latinamerica

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps has stepped up its presence in Latin America, especially in Venezuela, according to a Pentagon report to the United States Congress partially de-classified this week.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 01:38 UTC

Brazilian Farmers Blast Morales on His Broiler–Homosexuality Link Statement

Morales embroiled in a controversy with the gay community and chicken breeders

Brazilian broiler breeders, the world’s largest exporters rejected and slammed Bolivian president Evo Morales’ statements that linked the consumption of chicken to homosexuality.

Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 01:03 UTC

Tory Leader Cameron Gains Ground in Latest Debate according to Polls

 Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg remains as the rising star

British Conservative leader David Cameron gained ground on the Liberal Democrats' Nick Clegg in the leaders’ debate, as polls gave conflicting verdicts on which of the two won.

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 07:11 UTC

Argentina “only” accepts IMF “technical revision” of its economy

Economy minister Amado Boudou and Kirchner tactics: no but yes…

Economy Minister Amado Boudou said that the Argentine Government “will not accept any conditions” on its economic policies, allegedly rejecting an eventual revision of its accounts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 07:00 UTC

Obama attacks critics of banking reforms to end “reckless practices”

President Obama is one vote short in Senate for approval of the bill

US President Barack Obama has attacked critics of his banking reforms in a speech which warned that without change the financial crisis will be repeated. Reckless practices and financial firms that acted like “bandits” should never be allowed to operate again, he said.

Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 03:17 UTC

Forced by pickets Peru suspends 90 days controversial mining project

Prime Minister Javier Velasquez presided over the talks with protestors

Protesters in the southern Peruvian province of Islay ended their six-day general strike after the government agreed to temporarily suspend a controversial mining project.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:23 UTC

Taiana calls Gualeguaychú activists to reconsider position and lift pickets

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana has a non pleasant task

Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana called on Gualeguaychú activists that keep international San Martín bridge blocked for more than three years to “reconsider their ways of action, mostly after the International Court of Justice ruling”.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 03:11 UTC

Cristina and Mujica to address Court ruling’s effects next Wednesday

Both leaders want a quick normalization of relations

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are to meet next Wednesday afternoon in Buenos Aires in what is to be the first encounter after The Hague International Court's ruling on Botnia paper mill was made public Tuesday.

Thursday, April 22nd 2010 - 02:52 UTC

Mickey Mouse parade to celebrate Brasilia’s 50 years infuriates founding architect

 Oscar Niemeyer, the 102-year-old communist regarded as the “father” of the Brazilian capital

The celebration of Brasilia’s 50th anniversary began Wednesday with a parade of Walt Disney characters that riled architect Oscar Niemeyer, the 102-year-old communist regarded as the “father” of the Brazilian capital.

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