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Politics

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Young Chileans growing apathy towards politics

    A recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that Chileans have a mixed take on their government: the government has been successful at protecting human rights and promoting democracy, but has not been as effective in dealing with crime and unemployment.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Prince Edward remembers the dead of Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram

    Brigadier Nick Davies, Prince Edward, Adam Ingram MP and Gov. Mr.Alan Huckle during at Fitzroy

    On the second day of his visit to the Falklands to represent Her Majesty The Queen in the events commemorating the liberation of the Islands from Argentine occupation in 1982, HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex sailed from Stanley to Fitzroy aboard the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship, Gold Rover.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner insists with mud slinging in Bs As mayor campaign

    “We're not going to play ball with the dirty campaign launched by the Kirchner administration” said candidate Macri

    Buenos Aires City mayor run off candidates will not be debating ahead of Sunday June 24th vote. Conservative candidate Mauricio Macri who defeated President Nestor Kirchner's man, Daniel Filmus by 22 points in the first round said the campaign had turned “too aggressive and dirty”.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine conscripts re-live Falklands' nightmare

    Carlos Enriori and Dacio Agretti during his visit at Two Sisters Mountain

    25 years ago today on the Falkland Islands, the first mountain under Argentine occupation was captured by advancing British troops and 3 days later the War ended.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Global military spending increase 37% in 10 years

    Report: Risk of nuclear warfare rising

    Global military spending rose 3.5% last year to $1.2 trillion (610 billion pounds) as U.S. costs for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan mounted, a European research body said on Monday in an annual study.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New UN Argentine ambassador takes office in New York

    Ambassador Jorge Arguello

    Recently named, Argentine former legislator Jorge Arguello officially became this Tuesday in New York the new ambassador before United Nations. Arguello succeeds Ambassador Cesar Mayoral.

  • Tuesday, June 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine protestors to block dredging of the River Uruguay

     Busti grants funds to protesters to continue pickets

    The pulp mills dispute between Argentina and Uruguay has scaled another step following environmentalists' decision to block all dredging along the river Uruguay which is the vital access waterway for the Botnia plant.

  • Monday, June 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Suffering and Suicides of Falklands Veterans

    Veterans suffer post traumatic stress disorder, said General Thompson

    As the United Kingdom commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War this week, it is claimed that more members of the armed forces have committed suicide as a result of their experiences than died in the fighting itself.

  • Monday, June 11th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' VC widow's pride

    The widow of the paratroop commander, Lieutenant Colonel H. Jones, killed in the battle for Goose Green in 1982, has called for this week's 25th anniversary Falklands War commemorations in Britain to concentrate on pride in victory rather than the personal grief of the families of the dead.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Last survivor of German battelship Graf Spee dies in Montevideo

    Graff Spee was blow up front Montevideo City

    Gustav Friedrich Adolph Quick, 89, the last surviving crew member of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee that was scuttled in the River Plate at the beginning of World War II, has passed away and was buried Saturday in Montevideo.