Politics

Politics
Sunday, August 30th 2015 - 13:44 UTC

Brazil wants to revive financial transaction tax to increase revenue

“We're in a deep economic crisis and any move in that direction would make the crisis worse,” said Senator Calheiros, speaker of the House.

The Brazilian government is considering reviving a financial transaction tax known as CPMF in a bid to shore up its finances in 2016, but the initiative apparently does not have sufficient support in Congress and President Dilma Rousseff's main coalition ally, PMDB, is not willing to make the presentation.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 06:33 UTC

Falklands' MLAs confident they can 'educate' UK politicians who have swallowed the Argentine story

MLA Short said that if Corbyn is successful in the Labor leadership election he is going to do that party an awful disservice...”

Falkland Islands elected lawmakers believe that the election of MP Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Labor would be harmful for that party, but anyhow they are confident that as happened before, they can 'educate' detractors who argue that Britain and Argentina should negotiate over the Falklands.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 06:05 UTC

Shame on you Father Benedettini: Malvinas-dialogue poster support was real

Father Benedettini  said “the picture was taken out of context during the general audience when many people give items to the Holy Father”.

Shame and double confession for the Vatican's deputy spokesman father Ciro Benedettini: it has now clearly emerged that Pope Francis was well aware he was holding a poster calling for “Malvinas dialogue between the UK and Argentina”, and furthermore the Holy Father encouraged the man who setup the stage to continue strongly with the campaign.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 05:41 UTC

MP Rosindell: Time for Spain to back off, time for Britain to back up Gibraltar

“The reality Madrid must accept is that Gibraltar is firmly British. It has been for hundreds of years, and the people have no desire to become part of Spain”.

Britain cannot allow Spain to continue to ignore international law and bully Gibraltar, said MP Andrew Rosindell following the latest incursion in Gibraltar waters, this time a Spanish Customs crew that actually fired shots to a British-Gibraltarian fishing cruise.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 05:36 UTC

Brazilian Senate confirms Petrobras investigation case Prosecutor

The Senate voted in favor of Janot's reappointment 59-12 after lawmakers questioned him for more than 10 hours about the investigation

Brazil's Senate confirmed the reappointment of Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot, who is leading a massive corruption investigation that has put dozens of politicians under scrutiny for allegedly receiving kickbacks.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 05:25 UTC

'If necessary', Lula da Silva will be in the 2018 president election

“If the opposition thinks it's going to win, that it will be no contest and that the PT is finished, you can be sure of the following: I'll be in the race”

Former two-term President Lula da Silva acknowledged Friday that he is weighing the possibility of seeking to return to Brazil's highest office in the 2018 elections. ”I can't say that I am or that I'm not (a candidate),” Lula said during an interview with Radio Itatiaia.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 05:13 UTC

Guatemalan president summoned to appear before Congress

Presidential spokesman Jorge Ortega said Perez Molina had not decided how to respond.“It is very possible that he sends a lawyer with written responses”

A congressional commission considering whether to remove Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from prosecution called on him Friday to appear before the body as a corruption scandal swirls around his government.

Saturday, August 29th 2015 - 04:51 UTC

Maduro escalates conflict with Colombia as he looks to December's election

Maduro accused Colombia of waging “an attack on Venezuela's economy”, a reference to the rampant smuggling of heavily subsidized food and other goods

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro escalated his country's conflict with Colombia Friday by expanding the partial closure of their shared border to four new frontier towns. However most political analysts believe there is a huge premeditated interest in arising strong nationalistic feelings ahead of the December legislative elections.

Friday, August 28th 2015 - 07:22 UTC

Brazil/EU summit next year following exchange of proposals with Mercosur

Brazil and the EU agreed it would be better that the bilateral summit be held after the exchange of proposals, said EU representative Joao Gomes Cravinho.

Brazil and the European Union agreed to hold their annual summit during the first half of 2016, following the exchange of proposals for a wide ranging and cooperation trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur.

Friday, August 28th 2015 - 06:50 UTC

US Treasury sanctions Farc members operating from Switzerland

The four men used a shop in Switzerland as a front for their activities, the US Treasury. It says the Farc still use drugs to fund their “ruthless operation”.

The US has announced sanctions against four alleged members of Colombia's Farc rebel group, accusing them of drug trafficking and money laundering. The four men used a shop in Switzerland as a front for their activities, the US treasury department said. It says the Farc still use drugs to fund their “ruthless operation”.

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