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Politics

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mill dispute: Argentina and pickets plan massive campaign

    Argentine President Nestor Kirchner's administration involved in a dispute with Uruguay over the construction of a pulp mill, rejected Tuesday a request from pickets to ban the sale of wood to Uruguay and remove the country's ambassador in Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, July 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US after closer links with Uruguay, but respects Mercosur tempo

    Thomas Shannon with Pte. Tabare Vazquez

    United States said it respects the political context of the region and is not interested in creating problems to those Mercosur members that choose to have closer links with Washington said a top US official currently visiting Uruguay.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New round, in New York, of the river Uruguay pulp mills dispute

    Botnia - Orion ready to begin production

    Representatives from Argentina and Uruguay are scheduled to meet in New York at the end of the month to continue searching for solution to the paper mills conflict. This will be the third meeting under the coordination of Spanish ambassador Juan Antonio Ya&ntildeez Barnuevo envoy from the King of Spain that is asking as a facilitator between the neighbouring countries.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pope confirms Patagonian Mapuche native en route to beatification

    Ceferino Namuncurá

    Pope Benedict XVI signed last week a decree declaring the upcoming beatification of an Argentine Mapuche native from Patagonia. Ceferino Namuncurá, son of a native chieftain and student of the Salesian order of priests was born in the province of Rio Negro August 26, 1886 and died at Rome on November 11, 1905.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Strong Spanish lobbying before G 24 limits self determination

    The extent of indifference, political pragmatism and sustained pressure with lobbying from Spain which led to the UN Decolonization Committee of 24 adopting a Grenada seminar report that effectively recognizes territorial integrity arguments as a bar to self-determination, has emerged.

  • Sunday, July 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Increasing support (and challenges) for Mrs. Kirchner presidential bid

    Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner

    A week after Argentina's First Lady Cristina Kirchner was confirmed as the government's candidate for the October presidential election, several public opinion polls show her vote intention rating on the rise and closing in on that of her husband President Nestor Kirchner. But there are also surprising replies about the president's “political comeback project for 2011”.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula calls Chavez “my friend” but also defends Congress

    Brazil's president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva admitted Friday the existence of problems between Brasilia and Caracas, although he downplayed the tone of the dispute with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, whom he called my “friend”.

  • Saturday, July 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush administration wakes up to South America's reality

    Several outstanding United States officials will be visiting “friendly” countries in South America to promote political and trade links in the framework of what has been described as the year of the “US commitment with Latinamerica”.

  • Friday, July 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Penguin News weekly update

    DESPITE being a thoroughly water-logged affair, spirits were high at the annual Royal Show in Stoneleigh (report on page 2).

    Headlines:
    Should we take self-determination message direct to Argentina?; Blanch to return; Ferry contract signed; No local tourism applications; Live Earth this weekend.

  • Thursday, July 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner tries to smooth Chavez/Lula conflict

    Argentine president Nestor Kirchner called Thursday on his Brazilian counterpart Lula da Silva to help smooth the way so Venezuela can become an active member of Mercosur.