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Friday, May 27th 2016 - 06:56 UTC

Chilean students back in the streets 'tired of waiting' for the education reform

Police in the capital Santiago reported that 117 people were arrested and 32 officers injured on Thursday.

Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education. Students rallied in the center of Santiago, where security forces tried to block their path.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 11:51 UTC

A debt agenda for G7 meeting in Japan

In the United States, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that the federal government debt doubled over the past decade, from 36% of GDP to 74% of GDP.

By Martin Feldstein - On May 26-27, the heads of the Group of Seven leading industrial countries will gather in Japan to discuss common security and economic problems. A major common problem that deserves their attention is the unsustainable increase in the major developed countries’ national debt. Failure to address the explosion of government borrowing will have adverse effects on the global economy and on debt-burdened countries themselves.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

Rousseff claims Temer intends to “privatize” Brazil's pre-salt oil reserves

The pre-salt region is estimated to hold tens of billions of barrels of crude equivalent, at 7.000 meters depths offshore Brazil's southeastern coast.

Brazil's suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, on Wednesday accused interim head of state Michel Temer of intending to “privatize” the oil discovered in recent years in deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean and thus deprive the nation's education sector of funding.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Falklands are “most satisfied with Chile links and excellent health services”

“Our economy is strong enough to allow us to chose where we wish to send our students, and patients demanding services we can't supply in the Falklands”

Falkland Islanders are very satisfied with the Chile links and health services in Santiago, was the first reply to media speculations in the Buenos Aires media regarding possible changes in the Argentine government attitude and policies towards the disputed Falklands.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:19 UTC

Falkland Islanders must be addressed ”as Argentines or foreigners living in (mainland) Argentina”

Macri believes sovereignty discussions on the Islands remain an exclusive dialogue with London, in the framework of the United Nations.

The Falkland Islands and Falkland Islanders must be addressed as if they were Argentines or foreigners living in mainland Argentina, which means a more “normal relation” with the Islands including extending healthcare services, education and even greater air connectivity, according to the latest column from Martin Dinatale, editor in chief of La Nacion who in a previous piece revealed the “humanitarian approach” the government of Mauricio Macri has in mind on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 06:05 UTC

Argentina confident Patagonia's shale formation foreign interest remains strong

“Vaca Muerta will continue to be for YPF and, for the country, a very good option to regain the energy sovereignty,” minister Aranguren said

Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale formation in Patagonia remains an attractive asset for international investors, many of which are looking to increase the amount they have invested so far, according to the country's Energy Minister Juan José Aranguren, a former Shell Argentina CEO.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 05:36 UTC

Brazil's senate president caught on recording trying to stifle the Petrobras investigation

The conversation shows Calheiros suggesting legal changes to bar the use of plea bargains with people who have been arrested.

The president of Brazil's Senate was put on the defensive with the release of a secretly recorded conversation that reveals him proposing to weaken one of the key tools prosecutors have used to catch politicians and businessmen in a sweeping corruption scandal.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 05:33 UTC

WTO chief warns UK would have to renegotiate membership if Brexit wins

Roberto Azevedo doubted claims made by supporters of Brexit that Britain would be able to access the European market through the WTO

Britain would face grueling negotiations to set the terms of its World Trade Organization membership if it decided to leave the European Union, the group's chief warned in Thursday's Financial Times.

Thursday, May 26th 2016 - 05:03 UTC

Macri's government in “100% agreement” with the Church's dialogue message

“We are 100% in agreement with the message from the Church, we agree with the creation of dialogue rounds”, underlined cabinet Chief Peña, following the religious service.

Argentina's cabinet chief Marcos Pena said president Mauricio Macri administration was “100% in agreement” with the Catholic church 25 May Day message “to leave aside statistics, think in the Argentine people and not fight among ourselves”.

Wednesday, May 25th 2016 - 08:59 UTC

UN human rights expert calls on Argentina to urgently protect indigenous peoples

“The situation of indigenous peoples in certain areas of the country is appalling”, said OHCHR rapporteur Mutuma Ruteere

The United Nations human rights expert on racism urged Argentina to take urgent measures to sustainably address the invisibility, marginalization and systematic exclusion of indigenous peoples in the country. The UN assessed during a week in Argentina, the situation of indigenous peoples, peoples of African descent, migrants from the region and beyond, and other groups.

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