Politics

Politics
Thursday, April 23rd 2015 - 02:00 UTC

“We have yet to change our ways” says Ban Ki-moon UN on Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth Day, marked on 22 April, Ban called Earth humanity’s “ultimate mother, an astounding planet that has, since time immemorial, supported life in myriad forms.”

Humanity is well aware of the devastating damage and pollution it have wrought on planet Earth, and “even with this knowledge, we have yet to change our ways,” United Nations Secretary-General said on Wednesday, urging people to reset their relationship with nature and every living being it sustains.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 06:35 UTC

Petrobras receives financial support from China and local banks

The deals announced include a 1.48bn export-credit note with Banco do Brasil, where current Petrobras CEO Aldemir Bendine worked before

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras approved a series of financial agreements with local and international banks that will meet its financing needs in 2015, the company announced. In a filing with local stock regulators, Petrobras said that the deals will provide the company with access to about 6.2 billion dollars, including a 3.5bn financing contract reached with China Development Bank on April 1.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Nisman's successor calls prosecutor who dismissed the case “a grave digger”

“It was already decided that De Luca was going to put the final nail in the coffin. He was the grave-digger”, blasted prosecutor Moldes

Argentine prosecutor German Moldes has blasted the decision of colleague Javier de Luca to dismiss in the Court of Cassation (Appeals) the cover-up accusation filed by late AMIA lead investigator Alberto Nisman, accusing the official of trying to bury the investigation against President Cristina Fernandez.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 06:03 UTC

Understanding the drivers of prosperity in Latin America and the Caribbean

“This study will help policymakers do a better job of building on the last decade's progress, promoting growth and incomes”, said Jorge Familiar

A new World Bank Group report, “Shared Prosperity and Poverty Eradication in Latin America and the Caribbean”, explores the performance of eight countries to understand what has driven progress, and what it will take to sustain it.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 05:55 UTC

Gazprom and YPF will sign agreement to develop Argentina shale oil and gas deposits

YPF CEO Galuccio in Moscow to sign a contract on joint exploitation of the rich Vaca Muerta shale oil and gas fields

Argentine energy company YPF CEO Miguel Galuccio is scheduled to sign on Wednesday in Moscow a contract on joint exploitation of shale oil and gas in the rich Vaca Muerta fields of Patagonian province Neuquén. The contract is part of the bilateral agenda to be addressed by visiting Argentine president Cristina Fernandez on Thursday, when she meets with Vladimir Putin.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 03:18 UTC

Falklands' Argentine cemetery remains' identification turns into controversy

According to a piece in La Nación, Argentina claims the UK is deliberately delaying the process of identifying the NN graves at the Darwin cemetery

The United Kingdom regretted that Argentina was 'making politics out of a humanitarian issue”, following the claim from the administration of President Cristina Fernandez that UK was delaying the identification process of 123 Argentine soldiers, who died during the 1982 Falklands War and were buried as the Unknown Warriors on the Islands Argentine cemetery.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015 - 01:58 UTC

Argentina sues Falklands' oil and support companies involved in hydrocarbons drilling

 “Argentina will defend its natural resources,” said Filmus, arguing that the companies are performing illegal acts by drilling near the Islands

The Argentine government on Tuesday sued several energy and support companies that are drilling for oil near the Falkland Islands, the latest chapter of a longstanding dispute over the South Atlantic archipelago, though analysts say it will have little practical effect. The criminal case was filed in Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego province which according to the Argentine constitution includes the Falklands and Antarctica.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 08:09 UTC

Jewish association denies any link with hedge funds demanding Argentina, as claimed by Cristina Fernandez

“It's part of a campaign that is not coincidental, it's part of 'lie, lie and something will stick,'” said DAIA vice president Waldo Wolff

Top Argentine Jewish association, DAIA, on Monday denied that there was any relationship linking the Argentine Jewish community with deceased prosecutor Alberto Nisman and hedge funds involved in a U.S. court case in response to accusations made on the weekend by President Cristina Fernandez.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 08:00 UTC

Appeals court dismisses Nisman's case against President Cristina Fernandez

Cassations Court prosecutor Javier De Luca dismissed the complaint, halting further investigation of the document

A Court of Cassations (Appeals) prosecutor on Monday refused to take on the criminal complaint formulated by late AMIA special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, in which he accused Argentine President Cristina Fernández and other government officials of covering up the identities of those responsible for the deadly bombing at the Jewish community centre.

Tuesday, April 21st 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Falklands' public consultation period on oil industry impact extended until Friday

The survey offers the opportunity for Falklanders to express their say on what FIG, with the Oil & Gas companies and the wider community, should monitor

The Falkland Islands government (FIG) announced it has extended the public consultation period for the Oil & Gas Social Effects Monitoring Program, which was originally intended to end this week. The new deadline is Friday 24 April.

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