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Politics

  • Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    MPs support joint effort to improve Falklands' airbridge

    The Brize Norton -  MPA airlink flies twice a week

    Members of Parliament on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee have recognised the importance of the airbridge between the UK and the Falklands.

  • Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    US nuke carrier in S. Atlantic exercises with Argentine Navy

    USS George Washington

    The huge nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington has reached Argentine waters ready to begin annual naval exercises with its Argentine counterpart in the South Atlantic

  • Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    “A massive violation of the right to adequate food”

    UN Olivier de Schutter

    The Human Rights Council should convene to discuss the current global food crisis because it is important to view the problem of soaring prices as “a massive violation of the right to adequate food,” a United Nations expert on the subject said this week.

  • Monday, May 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    “Re-Argentinization” of Aerolíneas agreed with Spanish group

    The Argentine government and local investors will recover almost 65% control of Aerolineas Argentinas currently belonging to the Spanish tourism group Marsans, according to a brief announcement from the company's spokesperson.

  • Sunday, May 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Dire forecast on Kirchners' Argentina from The Economist

    The Kirchners' golden era seems over

    The Economist first May print edition published an interesting article on the rapidly deteriorating political and economic situation of Argentina under President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's. The article is titled “Cristina in the land of make-believe” and the influential magazine states that “dashing hopes of change, Argentina's new president is leading her country into economic peril and social conflict”.

  • Sunday, May 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina: majority disapprove Kirchners and the opposition

    Argentines preparing for a new round of protests

    Six out of ten Argentines disapprove the way President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is running government and eight out of ten are disenchanted with the way she's addressing sensitive issues such as corruption and handling of the economy, according to the latest survey from Management & Fit released this Sunday.

  • Sunday, May 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Morales says “referendum failed” but calls for dialogue

    Pte. Morales is too radical for Sta. Cruz voters

    The richest region of Bolivia, Santa Cruz voted overwhelmingly for autonomy on Sunday in a vote widely seen as a rejection of President Evo Morales' radical reforms. However President Morales said the referendum “had failed categorically” because less than 50% had voted and called all governors to build a “true autonomy”.

  • Saturday, May 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    UK protest vote dumps Labor and Tories take London

    Gordon Brown has confirmed Tories are ready for the come back

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is under pressure from his party to restore his credibility after delivering Labour's worst election results in at least 40 years. In his first electoral test as PM, Mr Brown lost nine councils and 333 seats and saw Labour's Ken Livingstone edged out of power in London after eight years.

  • Saturday, May 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    OAS supports Bolivia unity in eve of crucial autonomy vote

    OAS Ambassador Dante Caputo

    Following long discussions until early Saturday morning, the Organization of American States, OAS, supported the territorial integrity of Bolivia but abstained from condemning the autonomy referendum which is scheduled for Sunday in the province of Santa Cruz, the country's richest.

  • Saturday, May 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers half-mobilized extend truce to Wednesday

    Farmer  De Angeli become a media icon of the protest

    Argentine farmers will limit sales of agricultural products in a renewed protest against a sliding tax system for grain and oilseed exports, but they will continue to negotiate with the government, farm leaders announced Friday after consulting with their organizations