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Politics

  • Wednesday, August 13th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula openly confirms 1979 amnesty bill and silences ministers

    Lula: "Enshrine heroes and not those who killed them"

    In an attempt to cool a controversy over punishing torturers from the 21 year military dictatorship, Brazilian president Lula da Silva said Brazilians should enshrine the “heroes” of that time and not only concentrate on incriminating the “villains” who killed them.

  • Monday, August 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Morales ratified but also the political scenario stalemate

    Bolivian president Evo Morales was ratified in his post with a comfortable support in the range of 60% in Sunday's recall vote which also included the vice president and governors of all of the country's provinces.

  • Monday, August 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez preparing the field for Nov state and city elections

    Columns marched through the capital Caracas to protest a package of laws that expand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez powers while a delegation from opposition parties delivered a document at the Organization of American States stating that the latest decisions are a “coup” against the rule of law and the Constitution.

  • Monday, August 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchners declared solid bank account and 38 properties

    Pte. Cristina Fernadez and her husband former Pte. N. Kirchner

    Argentina's ruling couple Cristina and Nestor Kirchner assets in the first half of the year increased significantly while the Education minister Juan Carlos Tudesco figures as the richest man in the cabinet, according to their income disclosures published over the weekend in the Buenos Aires press.

  • Monday, August 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay confirms economic policy and names new minister

    Alvaro Garcia promised continuity of current macroeconomic policies

    Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez confirmed Monday that Economy minister Danilo Astori would be leaving his post next September 15th but at the same time emphasized that there would be no changes to the current macroeconomic policy to which his administration has been successfully committed.

  • Monday, August 11th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina/Uruguay clash over export duties in Mercosur

    Pte. Vazquez and his Argentine counterpart have difficulties understanding each other

    Neighboring Uruguay and Argentina have again clashed over trade in the framework of Mercosur. Argentina is complaining about a 2% consular levy Uruguay applies to all imports while Uruguayan authorities argue that the controversial farm export taxes distort market conditions.

  • Saturday, August 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas war was a “battle” of ongoing claim, says CFK

    Naomi praised Cristina's good taste and extravaganza

    The Malvinas war was but a “battle” for the ongoing Argentine claim over the Falkland Islands which has the support of the world's citizenship and Margaret Thatcher, as a citizen of a world military power “will never be able to hide the fact the UK is a colonial country in the XXI century”.

  • Saturday, August 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Georgia: In 'state of war' over South Ossetia

    Both presidents Bush and Putin during his meeting in China spoke about the new conflict

    Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town, escalating a conflict that already has left hundreds dead.

  • Saturday, August 9th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil's President Lula promotes Rio 2016 in Beijing

    Lula: “When God made the world he prepared Rio for the Olympic Games”

    President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday in Beijing that Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Summer Games carries the ultimate seal of approval, reports the AP. He said, “when God made the world he prepared Rio for the Olympic Games.”

  • Friday, August 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine Congress discusses Aerolineas re-nationalization

    The Argentine Congress began this week to consider President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposal to re-nationalize Argentina's flag air carrier Aerolineas which until last month was under the control of a Spanish group.