Less than 24 hours after the Buenos Aires City elections results were made official, Argentine president Nestor Kirchner jumped into the run off dispute scheduled for next June 24 between the Conservative winner of the first round Maruicio Macri (46%), and his protégé and Education Minister Daniel Filmus (24%).
Today Argentina's capital will be voting for a new mayor (governor) and given the political significance of Buenos Aires City June 3 will be signaling the beginning of five long months of electoral battling culminating October 28 with the election, most probably, of another Kirchner (Mr. or Mrs.)
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, defended Sunday the concept of democracy enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which includes citizen participation, separation of powers, respect for human rights and respect for freedom of expression and of the press among the basic values of an inclusive democracy.
Battle for conservation of sharks and cedar trees begins in The Hague
The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species is expected to call for new limitations on commercial fisheries and timber, particularly certain species of sharks and cedar trees which are extensively used for furniture and humidors.
President Hugo Chavez threatened to terminate the broadcast licences of private media outlets seen as sowing unrest in Venezuela, just days after the nation's oldest private TV station was forced off the air when the Venezuelan government refused to renew its broadcast license.
Buenos Aires City Conservative candidate Mauricio Macri on Sunday night was almost doubling the votes of his runner up but still short of the 50% plus one needed, and will therefore have to face a run off nest June 24 in the election for mayor of Argentina's capital.
Bolivia's Foreign Affairs Minister David Choquehuanca announced Friday in La Paz that Chile had formalized its intention of returning to the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, which she abandoned 31 years ago.
Thousands of peaceful British campaigners urged G8 leaders to keep their promises on tackling poverty as violence erupted at an anti-summit rally in Germany. The demonstration in London took place as protesters clashed with riot police in the northern German town of Rostock.
Brutal government intervention, is what mayoral candidate Jorge Telerman blamed for the fact that his rival Daniel Filmus had managed to climb a few percentage points in the polls for Sunday's City elections. He made his remarks as the curtain fell on the 2007 mayoral campaign ÃÂ¢€ after 8am yesterday morning all campaigning was banned.
France's agriculture minister said Thursday Europe's farming sector is a strategic industry that has already been significantly overhauled and called for no further unilateral concessions in the global free trade negotiations.