Politics

Politics
Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:30 UTC

Cristina Fernandez and son Maximo accused of illicit enrichment

Cristina Fernandez who left office in December has already been accused of money laundering and overseeing irregularities at the central bank while she served.

Argentine court has asked a judge to look into accusations of illicit enrichment against former President Cristina Fernandez and her son Maximo Kirchner, state press agency Telam reported on Monday.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 08:20 UTC

Argentine whistle blower reveals the Kirchner corruption system and admits he fears for his life

In a long television interview Leonardo Fariña who is now a protected witness, expressed fear about his life because of non trustworthy Argentine judges

Argentine whistle blower and former financial advisor to Kirchnerite businessman Lazaro Baez, who is imprisoned accused of money laundering and overbilling public works contracts, has told his former boss “not to be stupid and tell all the truth, what really happened”

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:54 UTC

Brazil recession deepens, but prospects for 2017 seem much brighter

The consensus is now suggesting Brazil’s economy will shrink by 3.89% this year, following last year’s 3.8% contraction, which was the worst in 25 years.

Brazil’s recession is expected to deepen this year as economists brace for an even steeper contraction than in 2015. Economists have downgraded their 2016 outlook for Latin America’s largest economy for the 15th week in a row, according to the weekly Focus survey of about 100 economists by the Brazilian central bank.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:40 UTC

Germany to declassify documents on the secretive Dignity Colony in Chile

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that he ordered documents about the colony through 1996 to be declassified.

Victims of a secretive German colony in Chile hope that Germany's decision to declassify documents will help shine light on human rights abuses committed there. For three decades beginning in 1961, the enclave of Colonia Dignidad, or Dignity Colony, was the site of torture, slavery and child abuse.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands government annual reception at Lincoln's Inn on June 15th

 The reception is usually attended by UK officials, Members of Parliament, diplomats, Falkland Islands officials, friends and supporters of the Falklands.

The annual Falkland Islands Government Reception at Lincoln’s Inn in London this year has been announced on Wednesday 15th June.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:22 UTC

First visit in ten years of UK foreign secretary to Mexico

As the 15th largest economy in the world, “Mexico offers significant business and investment opportunities for Britain to our mutual benefit”, said Hammond

The first visit in ten years to Mexico by a British Foreign Secretary is intended to reaffirm the close and growing relationship between the UK and Mexico. The talks follow the successful State Visit to the UK by President Peña Nieto in March 2015 and each country using 2015 to celebrate the other’s contributions in arts, culture and innovation.

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 - 06:00 UTC

Venezuela's explosive situation makes Pope Francis send a “personal letter” to Maduro

“I can say that the Pope did write a personal letter to President Maduro concerning the situation in the country” said papal spokesperson Lombardi

Pope Francis has sent a “personal letter” to Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in which he addresses his concern over the “seriousness” of “the county’s situation”, revealed papal spokesman Federico Lombardi confirmed to journalists this weekend.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 20:11 UTC

St Helena postpones official opening of the new airport

Last week the Island’s Air Service Provider, Comair, brought a Boeing 737-800 aircraft to St Helena on an ‘Implementation Flight’

The St. Helena Government confirms that further safety and operational work is required prior to the Official Opening of the Island’s new Airport – and that this event has therefore been postponed. While this means that the Airport will not officially open on 21 May 2016 as originally planned, the safety of aircraft and passengers is of course paramount.(MP, 15 and 19 April).

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 11:54 UTC

Temer anticipates support of constitutional reform, and would step down in 2018

Many political analysts believe these are messages to attract the support of the PSDB, the main opposition party under the leadership of Aecio Neves

Vice-president Michel Temer patiently preparing a coalition and a basic program if Dilma Rousseff is finally impeached said he will not be standing as a candidate for Presidency in 2018. Furthermore, he said he will support the proposal to end presidential re-election in Brazil.

Monday, May 2nd 2016 - 08:39 UTC

“Adonia”, the first US cruise vessel in fifty years to dock in Havana on Monday

“Making history and preparing for an even more positive future for everyone is the greatest of honors any company can have,” said Carnival CEO Arnold Donald

The first US cruise ship bound for Cuba in half a century set sail from Florida on Sunday, marking a new milestone in the rapprochement between Washington and Havana. The Adonia, a vessel from the Carnival cruise's Fathom line, raised its anchors and departed from Miami, the heart of the Cuban diaspora in the United States, around 4:00 pm.

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