Politics

Politics
Friday, September 19th 2014 - 05:42 UTC

BBC predicts 54% to 46% win for the NO vote against independence

Glasgow, Scotland's largest council area and the third largest city in Britain, voted in favor of independence by 194,779 to 169,347

Scotland will vote to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence, the BBC has predicted. With 26 out of the country's 32 council areas having declared after Thursday's vote, the “No” side has a 54% of the vote, with the “Yes” campaign on 46%.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 06:08 UTC

Emma Watson draws hundreds of young fans in Montevideo during the UN goodwill visit

During the conference promoting women at the Uruguayan parliament, sitting next to Vice-president Danilo Astori.

British actress Emma Watson drew hundreds of young fans on Wednesday as she visited Uruguay's Legislative Palace to promote women's participation in politics in her new role as a UN goodwill ambassador.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 05:51 UTC

OAS observers for Peru's regional and municipal elections on 5 October

Uruguayan former minister and currently Senator Sergio Abreu will lead the mission to Peru

The Organization of American States (OAS) and Peru´s National Elections Jury (JNE) signed the Agreement on the Electoral Observation Process of the Mission that the OAS will deploy in the country to observe the regional and municipal elections to be held on October 5.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 05:46 UTC

US dollar at new record in Argentina; Kicillof blames 'holdouts' and the US embassy

The 'blue' dollar closed trading at 15.10 Pesos, with the gap between the two rates increasing to approximately 80%

The informal rate of the US dollar hit a new historic peek on Wednesday in Argentina, breaking the 15 pesos barrier and closing at 15.10 pesos, pushed by rate speculation, and following yesterday’s sharp 25-cents climb. Economy minister Axel Kicillof blamed the 'holdouts' and the US embassy for the latest surge.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 05:30 UTC

Fed evasive about when it will begin to raise interest rates, “considerable time”

Yellen disappointed some when she said there was no “calendar date” for a rate rise. US markets however were reassured and Dow Jones closed at a record high.

The US Federal Reserve has reiterated that it will raise interest rates once a “considerable time” has passed after its stimulus program ends in October. The announcement came at the end of a two-day meeting of the central bank's policy committee in Washington DC.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 05:14 UTC

Philip Morris determined to make its legal battle over cigarette labeling with Uruguay, a lesson for other countries

PM believes Uruguay's requirement to cover around 80% of the cigarette packaging with medical warnings and graphic images is violation of a treaty law

Whether you’re a Marlboro man or a Benson & Hedges smoker, if you pick up a pack in the South American nation you will be greeted by an image of decaying teeth, premature babies, horrific hospital scenes or some other terrifying scenario.

Thursday, September 18th 2014 - 03:08 UTC

The Scottish referendum

The British pound would start to fall against other currencies, not because Scottish independence, but because the markets hate uncertainly.

By Gwynne Dyer - If the Scots vote “yes” to independence on Sept. 18, as one opinion poll now suggests they will, three things are likely to happen in the following week.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Britain's political leaders promise funds and change, ahead of Scotland's vote

“People want to see change” was published in Scotland's Daily Record signed by PM Cameron, Labor leader Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg.

Britain promised to guarantee Scotland high levels of state funding, granting Scots greater control over healthcare spending in a last-ditch attempt to shore up support for the United Kingdom before Thursday's vote on independence.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 05:20 UTC

US dollar reaches new record in Argentina; the 'Dolar Demichelis' forecasted

On Monday the Central bank reserves were down 184 million dollars

The US dollar in the informal market reached a new record high against the Argentine Peso at the end of trading on Tuesday. Earlier in the day the Central bank reported the biggest one-day drop in its international reserves since July 30.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 05:01 UTC

Pope concerned with political situation in Argentina; meets Cristina Fernandez on Saturday

It will be a “tete-a-tete, a private meeting,” said Karcher, who is also Argentine and worked with the pope when he was archbishop of Buenos Aires.

Pope Francis is concerned about the political situation and governance in his native Argentina, the Vatican's chief of ceremonies said Tuesday ahead of a visit by President Cristina Fernandez on Saturday.

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