Politics

Politics
Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 07:16 UTC

Sweden's Saab wins Brazilian 5.4bn dollars contract to sell 36 fighter jets

On 18 December 2013 Brazil selected the Gripen NG to be its next-generation fighter aircraft, through the F-X2 evaluation program.

Swedish aerospace and defence firm Saab has finalised a 5.4 billion dollars order to sell 36 fighter jets to Brazil, one of the most valuable defence contracts up for grabs in an emerging market. Saab said in a statement the total order value for the NG Gripen jets, to be delivered between 2019 and 2024, was around 39.3 billion Swedish crowns (5.4 billion).

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 07:01 UTC

Griesa invokes Foreign sovereign immunities act in Argentine bonds dispute

“In dealing with what can be subjected to turnover, the FSIA simply does not mention property located outside the United States,” Griesa wrote.

US judge refused on Tuesday to require Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the 539 million dollars the country deposited to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

Francis said that if he speaks for a fairer world, “some people think the Pope is communist”

“The love for the poor is at the centre of the Gospel and of the social doctrine of the Church” and this does not respond to ideology

True to his unorthodox style, Francis said some people think he is a “communist” Pope given his constant pledge for a fairer world. The head of the Catholic Church made the statements during the World Meeting of Popular Movements in Rome, attended also by President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:35 UTC

Obama congratulates Dilma and underlines 'strategic value' of relation with Brazil

“The President emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation”

President Barack Obama on Tuesday telephoned Brazilian head of state Dilma Rousseff to congratulate her on her re-election, the White House said in a statement. Obama “emphasized the strategic value of our bilateral partnership and reinforced his commitment to deepening our cooperation in areas such as commerce, energy, and other priority bilateral issues through our existing strategic dialogues”.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

UK corrects Spain and El Pais: no change in Gibraltar Tripartite talks

Ambassador Manley stated “there is no change to our strong and continued commitment to the Trilateral Forum for dialogue.”

Spanish Foreign Ministry briefings to media designed to reinforce Spain’s assertion that the Tripartite Talks are dead were challenged this weekend by the UK Government. In an unusual move Simon Manley, the British Ambassador to Spain, wrote to El Pais to correct their report which suggested that the ad hoc talks were a new phase of dialogue replacing the tripartite talks and that UK had changed its position on talks.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:58 UTC

Chile's oil and gas corporation ENAP raised 600m dollars in 10-year bonds

The buy-side and rating agencies also find comfort in the Chilean government’s high willingness to support what is a strategic asset for the country

Chile's oil and gas government company, Empresa Nacional de Petroleo (ENAP) returned to the US dollar market for the first time in almost three years, becoming the latest Chilean issuer to take advantage of a strong bid for high-quality Latin American corporates.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:49 UTC

Praise from OAS to Uruguay's electoral system and political practice

Election Day reflected the full confidence of Uruguayan voters in the electoral system said Insulza

The Organization of American States Secretary General, (OAS), congratulated the Uruguayan people on their democratic spirit shown during Sunday´s general elections. He also extended praise to the two candidates that advanced to the second round, Tabare Vazquez from the ruling Broad Front, and Luis Lacalle Pou from the National Party.

Wednesday, October 29th 2014 - 05:27 UTC

Argentina hopes to renew air power following Brazil's deal to manufacture Gripen fighter jets

Ministers Amorim and Rossi during the roll out of the KC-390 designed and manufactured by Embraer

Brazilian media has confirmed that Argentina is probing to join with Brazil in the procurement of 24 Saab Gripen NG fighters, following the recently signed bilateral cooperation agreement under the heading of “Aeronautic industry strategic alliance” (AEIA), which was discussed this month by the two countries defense ministers.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front headed for parliamentary majority

If Vazquez wins the runoff, he will have ensured a majority in the Senate for the ruling coalition

Uruguay's ruling Broad Front coalition, despite pollster forecasts to the contrary, confirmed their dominance of local politics and are likely to enjoy a parliamentary majority, after the Sunday presidential election that left Tabare Vazquez as favorite to succeed José Mujica as head of state.

Tuesday, October 28th 2014 - 06:50 UTC

Charles and Camila arrive in Colombia to boost bilateral relations

In Bogota, the royal couple will be received on Wednesday at the presidential palace before an official banquet with President Juan Manuel Santos.

Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla will pay a nine-day visit to Colombia and Mexico, Clarence House residence announced. The heir to the throne and the Duchess of Cornwall will arrive in Colombia on Tuesday October 28 and will remain until November 2, before leaving for Mexico until November 5.

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