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Politics

  • Friday, July 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The Economist forecasts Mrs Kirchner will be Argentina's next president

    Under the title “Corruption in Argentina; More brouhaha for the government” the prestigious British magazine The Economist publishes a thrashing report about the current political situation in Argentina and the Kirchners future.

  • Friday, July 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Escalating protests in Peru with at least three dead

    Peruvian unions staged a second day of escalating national protests, leaving three dead and dozens injured prompting alarm over economic losses in tourism and agriculture, and the overall economy one of the fastest growing in South America.

  • Friday, July 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Court overturns pardons to military rulers of Argentina

    The Argentine Supreme Court threw out a 1989 presidential pardon Friday that absolved a former army general of alleged human rights abuses during Argentina's dictatorship.

  • Friday, July 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Philosophy and politics on Cristina K?s electoral trail

    Argentina?s First Lady and presidential candidate Cristina Kirchner said that in current times Latinamerican leaders ?look more like their voters? and as a political leader ?we?re more modest, and humbly dream we can change the country and the region?.

  • Thursday, July 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean Supreme Court rejects extradition of Fujimori

    Fujimori happy with the Court decision

    A Chilean Supreme Court judge rejected the extradition of Alberto Fujimori Wednesday, saying Peru failed to prove its former president was involved in death squads and corruption

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

    “A realistic agreement over the Falklands Islands”

     William Ratliff Ph. D.

    The 25th anniversary of the end of a tragic war is a fitting time to regret the losses incurred. It is also a time to look forward and to avoid, once and for all, the repetition of such disasters. That requires an objective review of the past and an analysis of the future: this could be very bright, so long as all parties so wish and they undertake to make adjustments and, at times, the necessary sacrifices.

  • 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.