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Politics

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Lavagna promises to fight poverty and unify Argentines

    Candidate  Economist  Roberto Lavagna

    Former Economy minister Roberto Lavagna, often credited with helping Argentina rebound from a deep crisis, launched on Saturday his campaign for the October presidential race with a promise to fight poverty and unify Argentines.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    CK begins in Spain the campaign trail leading to October 28

    Senator Cristina Fernadez arrives to Madrid

    Argentine Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner begins this Monday in Madrid her first overseas tour since becoming presidential candidate with the purpose of increasing bilateral relations with Spain. Argentine elections are scheduled for October 28.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez has plans to remain in office 22 years, until 2021

    In the best tradition of Caribbean power seeking leeders

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he believes unlimited terms in office should only be granted to the president - not to the governors and mayors of Venezuela. If so Chavez could remain in office for 22 years until 2021.

  • Monday, July 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Spain's main daily puts on the table Falklands'dispute

    This Monday, Spain's most prestigious newspaper El País from Madrid, brought light onto the Falkland Islands dispute by reproducing the speeches of Argentina's Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana and Falklands elected Councillor Richard Davies before the United Nations Decolonization Committee in early June.

  • Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Amazon radar failure deepens Brazil air travel woes

    A radar failure over the Amazon forced Brazil to turn back or ground a string of international flights Saturday, deepening a national aviation crisis just hours after the president unveiled safety measures prompted by the country's deadliest air disaster.

  • Sunday, July 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner government payroll balloons at 441 per day rate

    Kirchner increase 7% public employes

    Argentina last year under President Nestor Kirchner contracted 161.000 government employees at federal, provincial and municipal level, which is equivalent to 441 per working day, (or 18 every 60 minutes) according to La Nacion Sunday edition.

  • Saturday, July 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine Defence Minister backtracks on FAL rifle ignorance

    Defence Minister Nilda Garré

    While leading government figures continued their onslaught on a judge who has summoned Defence Minister Nilda Garré in a gunrunning case, the minister backtracked yesterday on her previous claims to ignorance as to what a FAL (light automatic rifle) is.

  • Friday, July 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs Kirchner launches presidential bid promising continuity

    Senator Cristina Fernadez de Kirchner

    Argentina's First Lady, Senator Cristina Fernandez Kirchner launched late Thursday evening her campaign to become the country's first elected woman president praising her husband's administration and pledging to lift Argentines self esteem.

  • Friday, July 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News update

    L to R. Governor Huckle, Geoffrey Stevens and George Burroughs

    Headlines:
    Falklands take first steps to recycling waste; Hill Cove takes on Chinese domination of the sheepskin tanning business; Data collection sheet annoys parents

  • Friday, July 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile condemns Toronto police in soccer scuffle

    Canadian police surround Chilean players

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet condemned Friday the Toronto police's “unjustified” actions after several members of the Chilean FIFA U-20 selection were reportedly shot with stun guns and sprayed with pepper spray after losing 3-0 to Argentina at Toronto's National Stadium.