Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced. Speaking after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was not increasing emergency funding to Greek banks, Tsipras underlined Greek deposits were safe.
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met Sunday with investors in New York on the first day of a long-delayed US visit aimed at overcoming strains caused by the NSA spying scandal. Revelations two years ago that the US National Security Agency electronically eavesdropped on Rousseff's email and other communications prompted her to angrily call off an official visit to Washington that had been set for October 2013.
Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has admitted that the island cannot pay its roughly $72 billion dollars in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions beginning Monday. Last week the governor and his top staff anticipated they would seek significant concessions from the island’s creditors.
Argentina will pursue in Britain and the United States a local judge's order to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the disputed Falklands Islands, the Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said in an interview published in a government financed newspaper on Sunday.
The president of the Argentine Banco Provincia foundation, Karina Rabolini, signed on Friday at the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom a cooperation agreement with Walkabout Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.
The Vatican signed on Friday its first treaty with the State of Palestine, calling for courageous decisions to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. The treaty concerned the Catholic Church's activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.
Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London
The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?
The British government has stood up to Argentina in a battle over the Falkland Islands' right to exist in cyberspace at the ICANN conference in Buenos Aires. Argentina is furious that the disputed territory is allowed to give websites a “.fk” address - identifying them as hailing from the disputed territory and brought up the issue during the current conference.
Timerman: UK attempts to convince Malvinas population that it could have a right to self-determination that does not exist
Statement by Argentine Foreign Affairs and Worship before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, 25 June 2015.
The world is watching closely Argentina’s political scenario with the general elections just around the corner next October and the BBC has published an article on President Cristina Fernández highlighting the leader’s popularity as she readies to leave office in December.