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Politics

  • Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' veteran new commander of S. Atlantic forces

    Gordon Moulds, MBE RAF

    A Falkland Islands war veteran is the new Commander British Forces in the South Atlantic. Air Commodore Gordon Moulds took over as Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands on June 14 2008, the 26th Anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands from Argentine occupation.

  • Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    FARC rejects peace talks and promises to fight on

    Two leaders from Colombian rebel group FARC said they will continue to use violence to achieve their aims. The statement by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia commanders defies calls from presidents in the region to disarm and give up the fight.

  • Tuesday, July 22nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine judge shelves case against Nestor Kirchner

    An Argentine Judge shelved on Monday a report requesting that former president Néstor Kirchner be probed for accusing the farmers of being coup-mongers.

    Rafecas' decision came after prosecutor Federico Delgado requested that the case Judge Daniel Rafeca's decision came after prosecutor Federico Delgado requested that the case submitted by lawyer Ricardo Monner Sans be shelved

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uribe clears the ground for a possible third mandate

    Uribe has 91% of  popular support

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has scrapped his plan to rerun the 2006 election in which he won re-election, the government announced, a move that could set the stage for him to seek a third term in 2010.

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' new constitution bolsters “Britishness”

    THE 'Britishness' of the Falkland Islands is to be underlined in its new constitution, by a change that insists all individuals applying for Falklands status must first become a British citizen.

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine Air Force replaces ageing F-27s with SAAB 340B

     4 SAAB 340B for LADE

    The first two, of a total of four, SAAB 340B aircraft acquired by Argentine Air Force for passenger transport operations in Patagonia will arrive in Buenos Aires by the end of the year it was announced in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombia and Brazil agree on ample defense cooperation

    Colombia and Brazil agreed on a cooperation and defense pact aimed at controlling the one thousand mile lawless common border which is regularly used by drugs and arms dealers as well as the cocaine-funded FARC rebel group.

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    EU offers to cut farm tariffs by 60% at Doha round talks

    The European Union has offered to cut its farm tariffs by 60% to kick-start trade talks in Geneva. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson urged Brazil, India and China to reciprocate by slashing their industrial tariffs. The EU previously offered to cut farm tariffs by 54%.

  • Monday, July 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Castro promises idle land to farmers to boost food production

    Cuban President Raul Castro

    Cuban President Raul Castro announced the redistribution of government land that is not in use to private farmers to stimulate food production and efficient farming. Cuba in spite of abundant farm land must import half of its food.

  • Sunday, July 20th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean aide admits risk of loosing to conservatives

    Pte. Michelle Bachelet

    Chile's ruling coalition “Concertación”, but challenged by protests and a slowing economy should be prepared to lose the 2009 elections after 18 years in power, the interior minister said in an interview published in the Santiago media.