Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:55 UTC

Blatter's lawyer denies any suspension; FIFA ethics committee also looking into Platini's case

“Mr. Blatter has not been notified of any action by the ethics committee,” Richard Cullen, Mr. Blatter’s lawyer, said

Sepp Blatter, the president of FIFA, was facing a potential suspension this week as the independent ethics committee of world soccer’s governing body deliberated on whether to remove him, at least temporarily, while Swiss authorities investigate him for possible corruption.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:37 UTC

Argentine Jewish community asks Washington to reveal whereabouts of former spymaster

Allegedly AMIA delegates hand-delivered a letter to US Ambassador Mamet, asking that Washington turn over information relating to  “Jaime” Stiuso

The Argentine Jewish community has requested that the United States reveal the whereabouts of their country’s former spymaster – who reportedly fled to Miami in February following the shooting death of a prosecutor investigating the 1994 car bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people and injured hundreds.

Thursday, October 8th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

University of Cordoba receives Sustainability award from Argentine/British chamber of commerce

The British Ambassador John Freeman handed out the Excellency Prize

Argentine-British Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the Sustainable Leadership Awards. The National University of Cordoba’s Hemoderivatives Lab won the CCAB Excellence in Sustainability award for its positive impact on the community, high degree of innovation at the implementation level and strong leadership in the field of sustainability.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 10:28 UTC

Brazil's top electoral court will investigate Rousseff's reelection campaign for alleged 'irregularities'

The TSE electoral court voted 5-2 on the decision. It seeks to determine whether Rousseff and VP Temer abused their power while in office to run the campaign.

Brazil's top electoral authority ruled on Tuesday there are grounds to investigate irregularities in President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last year. The TSE electoral court voted 5-2 on the decision. It is seeking to determine whether Rousseff and Vice President Michel Temer abused their power while in office to run the campaign, and whether illegal money was used as funding.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 09:56 UTC

Former UN General Assembly president charged over corruption ring

John Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda was accused of taking more than $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese businessmen

United States authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday for engaging in a wide-ranging corruption scheme.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

World Day for Decent Work (October 7): “end corporate greed”

Many trade unions will be on the streets to make personal contact with rush-hour commuters while others will be holding press conferences, public events

Trade unions around the world are once again mobilizing on October 7, the World Day for Decent Work, under the banner “End Corporate Greed”, with activities stretching from Japan to Ecuador and South Africa to Russia.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 06:11 UTC

Chilean protestors strongly challenge Pope Francis over appointment of bishop

Francis defends the bishop of Osorno, Monsignor Juan Barros, whose opponents allege was involved in a cover-up pertaining to a notorious pedophile priest

Hundreds of protesters in Chile opposing the controversial appointment of a Santiago bishop, accused of being involved in a cover-up of sexual abuse, marched outside St Matthew’s Cathedral in Osorno, a day after supportive comments by Pope Francis were aired on Chilean television.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 05:37 UTC

Chile announces world's third largest fully protected marine area

Combined, Nazca-Desaventuradas and Easter Island would protect more than 350,000 square miles, larger than Chile's total landmass.

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced this week the creation of the Nazca-Desaventuradas Marine Park, giving Chile claim to the largest marine reserve in the Americas -- as well as the Easter Island Marine Park, which will be the third-largest fully protected marine area in the world.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 02:02 UTC

The Globe with Shakespeare's “Much ado about nothing”, in Chile, Uruguay and Brazil

Renowned theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s 'Much ado about nothing' this week at Santiago

Thanks to an alliance between the British Embassy and Corpartes, renowned British theatre company The Globe will present William Shakespeare’s ‘Much ado about nothing’ at the Centro de las Artes 660 / CA660 in Santiago de Chile. The play will be on stage from 9 to 11 October, sponsored by the British government’s GREAT Campaign.

Wednesday, October 7th 2015 - 01:51 UTC

Prince Charles Sustainability charity in Chile for ocean international conference

Justin Mundy is Director of The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU).

The Director of The Prince’s Charities’ International Sustainability Unit (ISU) which has been set up to reflect The Prince of Wales’ vision and aims in the area of sustainable development, Justin Mundy is in Chile to participate in Our Ocean international conference.


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