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Politics

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Britain: Primer Minister to announce quit date next week

    Ten years on: Key voters who helped put Tony Blair in power have seen their standard of living rise more slowly than the economy has grown

    Tony Blair will make a “definitive” statement next week on his plans to leave No 10 - as June 30 emerged as the likely date for the hand-over to his successor.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The history of May 1, International Workers' Day

    Every year, May 1 is celebrated around the world as a day of international working class solidarity. Demonstrations take place from Africa to Asia, across South and North America and in Europe. These events, organized by trade unions in some countries and by revolutionary parties or governments in others, all celebrate the struggle of the international working class.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    High seas ceremony to remember sinking of “General Belgrano”

    Cruiser “General Belgrano” on May 2, 1982

    The Argentine Navy is planning for this coming Friday a high seas homage to the 323 crewmembers lost when the sinking of the cruiser “General Belgrano” on May 2, 1982, by two torpedoes from the Royal Navy's nuclear submersible HMS Conqueror.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Attacker of Rio Gallegos Kirchner's property diagnosed “psychosis”

    Prosecutor denies “attack attempt” to President's house

    A new psychiatric report revealed that the Chilean born citizen that last week end tried to ram a heavy truck against a Rio Gallegos house belonging to Argentine President Nestor Kirchner is suffering from “psychosis”.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens with leaving OAS if Venezuela is condemned

    Chavez turns his back to IMF, WB and OAS

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, OAS, if Venezuela is condemned over the case of the private television station, Radio Caracas Television, RCTV.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas Mirage III crashes during “baptism of fire” celebration

    Interceptor Mirage III

    The Argentine Air Force “baptism of fire” 25th celebration turned into tragedy Tuesday morning when a Mirage III interceptor after two successful low flying demonstrations crashed in a field next to the Tandil VI Air Brigade.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peruvian miners strike threatens global supply of metals

    An indefinite national strike by mine workers in Peru has spread to half the industry threatening to disrupt global supplies of metals such as copper, zinc and gold after weekend talks with the government failed of which Peru is a leading global exporter.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Portal with 400 governance indicators on Latinamerica

    www.iadb.org/datagob/index.html

    The Inter-American Development Bank unveiled DataGob, an innovative portal that offers access to some 400 governance indicators, covering topics as varied as support for democracy, the cost of starting a business, wastefulness in government spending and police corruption in Latin America and the Caribbean and other developing regions of the world.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar recommends trilateral dialogue process for Falklands

    Gibraltar Government agrees with Rafael Estrella, one of the architect's of the current Spanish government dialogue policy and now Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, that the Trilateral Forum of Dialogue model could be usefully applied to the Falklands, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Monday, April 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Transparency International praises debarment of corrupt companies

    Huguette Labelle, Chair of Transparency International

    Transparency International praised the Washington based Inter-American Development Bank's (IADB) publication of its list of sanctioned firms and individuals. Publication of this information is an effective deterrent to fraud and corruption in development assistance and in the countries receiving that assistance argues TI.