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Politics

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    C. Kirchner invited to London; Falklands unofficial talks?

    Pte. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is ready to visit London next April although Buenos Aires press reports indicate that the Kirchner administration would like to see advances in the Malvinas war next of kin humanitarian visit to the Falklands Islands for the inauguration of the Argentine cemetery, before the final decision is taken.

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Rio Tinto, another Argentina/Uruguay dispute brewing

    Uruguay River

    Uruguayan Minister of Public Works and Transport Víctor Rossi accused the Argentine Foreign Affairs ministry of looking for problems “where they don't exist” following an official request for information on the projected construction of a new port by the mining giant Rio Tinto where the river Uruguay and the River Plate meet.

  • Thursday, February 7th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Colombian Defense Minister says ties with Israel are strong

    Colombia purchased 24 Israeli fighter jets

    Colombian Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday praised his country's long defense relationship with Israel, saying he sought to boost it further by setting up a bilateral fund for technological research and development.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Super Tuesday: McCain pulls ahead; Clinton, Obama close

    Candidates Democratic Sen. Clinton and Republican Sen. McCain Clinton

    Sen. John McCain jumped to a commanding lead in the Republican delegate race over Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton edged ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in the race for Democratic delegates.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean diplomat head of WTO Dispute Settlement Body

    Ambassador Mario Matus

    The Chilean ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Mario Matus, has been chosen to head the organization's Dispute Settlement Body. Matus will replace Australian representative Bruce Gosper, who will preside over the WTO policy-making General Council for the next 12 months.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Gay marriages and end to travel restrictions in Cuba?

    Cuba's singer Silvio Rodriguez plays his guitar during a music concert in the penitentiary of Havana

    A Cuban minister who accepts gay marriages and a world known revolution-faithful musician hopeful that traveling permits for Cubans wishing to leave or travel to the island are finally eliminated, seem to be evidence of a new tolerant environment in the continent's longest lasting dictatorship.

  • Tuesday, February 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    FCO and Falklands talk Disaster Management

     Ms. Leslie, FCO Director General and Mr. Jackson, BE Deputy Head of Mission in Argentina

    DISASTER Management was a key issue in discussions between councillors and a senior Foreign and Commonwealth Officer last week.

  • Tuesday, February 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Humans' rights: Argentine dirty war trial opens

    Cristino Nicolaides

    The last army chief from Argentina's dictatorship and five other retired officers went on trial Tuesday for their alleged roles in the illegal detentions and torture of dissidents during military rule.

  • Tuesday, February 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil seeks to modernize submarine Force

    Minister Nelson Jobim

    Brazil's dreams of becoming the first Latin American country to operate a nuclear submarine were reportedly discussed during a late January visit by defense minister Nelson Jobim to France.

    Long-dormant plans to enter the nuclear submarine club were recently revived by Brazil, which already has a modest submarine-building capability.

  • Monday, February 4th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Venezuelan military 'on alert' for possible Colombian threat

    Chavez: “Unfortunately in Colombia the oligarchy governs”

    President Hugo Chavez said Venezuela's military is on alert for possible threats from Colombia, warning the neighbouring government not to try to stir up an armed conflict.