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Politics

  • Saturday, May 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sunday countdown test for Venezuelan media and Chavez

    Some said they did not like RCTV but defended its right to broadcast

    The countdown has begun for Venezuela's oldest private television station: midnight Sunday Radio Caracas Television, the most widely watched channel, will be forced off the air after President Hugo Chávez's government decided not to renew its licence.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Judiciary corruption: several Latam countries named

    Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Police abuse a problem in Chile says Amnesty Int

    A woman is dragged away by Carabineros

    The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands Islands: Weekly “Penguin News” Update

    The mahogany and iron cross Coventry memorial restored by members of HMS Edinburgh. (<i>Photo: Alan White).

    Headlines:
    Sailors restore Coventry's cross; 'No meeting of minds' on sovereignty, says Governor; New Chief Justice; Badminton coach visits.

  • Friday, May 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Gibraltar decolonized and all that remains is “UN delisting”

    Joe Holliday, Gibraltar's deputy Chief Minister, told the United Nations seminar in Grenada that Gibraltar is decolonised and that it is for the UN to de-list the territory. The seminar reaffirmed the principle of self determination and Argentina and Spain were criticized for furthering their sovereignty disputes.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' Governor: “no meeting of minds” with Argentina

    Governor Alan Huckle inspecting FIFD Guard of Honour

    Beginning with a parade of members of the Falkland Islands Defence Force, which is usually conducted in icy conditions, the annual budget session of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council (LegCo) in May is the most important of the year.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    RN newest patrol ship visits Clyde before heading for Falklands

    HMS Clyde

    The Royal Navy's newest patrol vessel HMS Clyde will pay her first and last visit to her affiliations in Inver Clyde this weekend (26-29 May).

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pope acknowledges sufferings of Latam colonized peoples

    Pope Benedict XVI has acknowledged the suffering of indigenous Latin Americans during European colonialisation in a move to control damage caused by remarks made during his recent trip to Brazil.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Spain cancels permission to search for sunken HMS Sussex

     HMS Sussex sank in the Mediterranean Sea off Gibraltar in 1694

    Spain has cancelled the permission of a US treasure-hunting company to search for a sunken British warship in the Strait of Gibraltar over suspicions that it has illegally exported a coin treasure found in Spanish waters, the daily El Pais reported Thursday.
    Florida-based Odyssey Marine Exploration says the treasure was found in international waters and imported legally into the United States.

  • Thursday, May 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Skanska's bribes scandal shakes Kirchner government

     Skanska's top officials have been indicted on fiscal fraud

    Argentine president Nestor Kirchner admitted that it's possible that other officials of his administration could be involved in the “Skanska-Gate” scandal involving alleged bribes in public works contracts, but insisted it was basically “a corruption case in the private sector”.