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Politics

  • Tuesday, April 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombian president said his gov. doesn't buy consciences

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Monday that his government “doesn't buy consciences”. Uribe was responding to reporters' questions about a scandal involving a former Congresswoman Yidis Medina who claims that in return for political favors she voted for a measure in 2004 that enabled the president's reelection.

  • Tuesday, April 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers' conflict: extension of deadline considered

    Argentine farmers and government representatives met late Monday in an undisclosed location and no information was available as to the terms and agenda of the much expected encounter with the new Economy minister Carlos Fernandez, but a new atmosphere seems to prevail.

  • Tuesday, April 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile on the intellectual property “priority watch list”

    For the second year in a row, Chile was placed on the intellectual property “priority watch list” released Friday in the US Trade Representative (USTR) annual “Special 301” report, which looks at intellectual property protection by US trading partners.

  • Monday, April 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Free Tibet flags were being made in Chinese factory

    Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, according to media reports in Beijing. The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile.

  • Monday, April 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine gov. support falls 13 points in one month

    Mayority of Argentines feel that Mrs CFK administration is out of truck

    Just four months in office President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has suffered a considerable loss of support and over half of Argentines feel the country is in the wrong track, according to a public opinion poll released Sunday in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, April 28th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    OAS mediation to prevent armed conflict in Bolivia

    The OAS, Organization of American States, has sent a top negotiator to Bolivia in an attempt to mediate between the administration of President Evo Morales and Santa Cruz province governor Ruben Costas, ahead of next Sunday's controversial autonomy referendum which could signal the beginning of the dismembering of the landlocked country.

  • Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Millions of pounds to clear Falklands' 16.000 mines

    Multi-million pound plans to finally rid the Falkland Islands of thousands of deadly landmines left behind by Argentine forces 26 years ago are being considered in Whitehall, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.

  • Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Opposition promise support for Paraguay president elect

    President Duarte returns to Congress as a Senator

    Paraguay's President Nicanor Duarte revealed that he had talks with president elect Fernando Lugo “to ensure governance” for the country, and if the incoming administration proposes a constitutional review, he will support it from Congress, according to reports in Asunción Sunday press.

  • Sunday, April 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine gov. looks split over farmers' conflict

    Conciliatory message from Vice Pte. Cobos

    The doves of the Argentine cabinet headed by vice president Julio Cobos called on farmers to give the new cabinet a chance and more time to discuss the issues which so far have stalled negotiations.

  • Saturday, April 26th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Zero in Argentine geography: Malvinas are Falklands (GB)

    School text books distributed by an Argentine provincial government identify the Islas Malvinas as the “Falklands” with the GB for Great Britain next to the map. The error (blooper¿?) triggered a strong reaction from the local chapter of the Malvinas veterans and the provincial congress.