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Politics

  • Saturday, August 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil launches Amazon rainforest protection fund

    The Amazon covers 6.6m sq km in total

    Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on developed countries to donate money to a new fund designed to protect the Amazon rainforest.

  • Saturday, August 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    CFK: “I would do each and every thing that I did again”

    CFK during her first press conference

    Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has spent most of her first eight-months in office in a deep political crisis, defended her administration on Saturday and ruled out further cabinet changes.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Exceptional papal waiver for bishop president in Paraguay

    Elected Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo

    Pope Benedict granted an unprecedented waiver to allow former bishop and elected president Fernando Lugo to serve as head of Paraguay Executive without violating church rules, said the Vatican representative in the capital Asuncion.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News Update

    Falkland Islands Rifle Association team

    Headlines: Champions!; 'Medical Services' tax dropped; FIGAS fares capped at £50; Experts to deal with Ocean 8 wreck; Commonwealth Games team prepares for Pune.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner with a sustained negative rating of 50%

    No kisses for Cristina from Argentine public opinion

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has a negative image rating of 50.4% and a positive one of only 19.2%, according to the results of an opinion poll conducted by the Giacobbe & Asociados consultancy which were released recently.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Unemployment in Chile 8.5% but Magallanes 2.2%

    Magallanes in the extreme south of Chile remained during the second quarter as the region with the lowest unemployment according to the latest release from the country's Statistics Institute, INE.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula and Cristina meet to prop Mercosur and trade

    Personal diplomacy to appease restless partners

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil is expected in Argentina on Sunday to have his first meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner since the two nations clashed at the Doha round trade negotiations which collapsed on Tuesday in Geneva.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Banco Santander admits sale talks with Venezuelan gov.

    Comandante Chavez now wants to try banking

    Spanish bank Santander, one of Europe's leading financial institutions admitted holding talks to sell the bank it owns in Venezuela to the government. The announcement comes a day after President Hugo Chavez said he wanted to nationalize the institution which operates as Banco de Venezuela and has been in the country for over a century.

  • Friday, August 1st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia's recall vote confirmed in spite of controversy

    Morales on the campaign trail promises indigenous power

    A recall vote in Bolivia that could force out President Evo Morales and a group of opposition governors will go ahead on August 10 despite a possible change in voting rules, vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera said on Friday.

  • Thursday, July 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Memorial service at wreck of River Plate Battle HMS Exeter

    Memorial Service for wreck of WW2 HMS Exeter

    HMS Kent, one of the Royal Navy's most modern warships, looked back at history as she remembered one of her illustrious World War II predecessors last Sunday. The Portsmouth based frigate, currently undertaking tasking in the Far East, laid wreaths over the recently found wreck of cruiser HMS Exeter during a ceremony attended by the British Ambassador to Indonesia, veterans and descendants of the sinking and the diver who discovered the wreck.