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Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:53 UTC

Argentina's vice-president to stand trial on bribery and conflict of interests charges

Amado Boudou, the playboy and rock guitar player vice-president, personally picked by Cristina Fernandez but who has fallen in disgrace

Argentina's vice-president Amado Boudou is expected to stand trial within the next two weeks, for his involvement in the transfer of the former Ciccone mint, the company that prints Argentina's peso bills. The decision by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo follows on the Federal Cassation Court confirming the indictment Boudou on charges of bribery and negotiations incompatible with public office (conflict of interests).

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:25 UTC

Obama given authority to conclude trade agreements and US workers financial aid for possible job loss

The worker assistance bill includes a tax credit that will allow thousands of Delphi salary retirees not yet eligible for Medicare to buy health insurance.

The United States House of Representatives concluded a tumultuous three-week debate Thursday on trade when Democrats reversed themselves and approved a bill designed to provide financial help to US workers who can show they lost their job because of international trade.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:23 UTC

Petrobras bribery case reaches US courts on investors' class action lawsuit

Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras urged a U.S. judge on Thursday to throw out an investors' class action lawsuit claiming a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal overvalued it for years. Speaking at a hearing in federal court in New York, Petrobras lawyer Roger Cooper said the company itself was a victim of the fraud, which he said was orchestrated by a handful of individuals.

Friday, June 26th 2015 - 06:02 UTC

UN Decolonization Committee supports Argentina's Falklands/Malvinas claims

Hector Timerman said that UK's unwillingness to negotiate, “Far from making the smallest effort to solve the controversy, they irresponsibly aggravate it”

The United Nations Decolonization Committee approved on Thursday a new resolution urging the United Kingdom to discuss the Falklands/Malvinas dispute with Argentina, in order to find a peaceful solution to the conflict. The decision came as no surprise since it has become an annual event despite Falklands' representatives demand for C24 to act in support of Non Self Governing Territories.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:31 UTC

“It is the duty of C24 to acknowledge the rights of the Falkland Islands and not support those who covet our territory”

”We have chosen the internationally recognised status of a British Overseas Territory: a modern self-governing relationship with the United Kingdom (UK)”

The Falkland Islands' long journey from a colony to a self governing, financially autonomous territory, was underlined on Thursday, by lawmaker Phyl Rendell in her presentation to the United Nations Special Decolonization Committee. But so was the fact that advancing development, and relations with the continent are always under threat from Argentina, “who makes no secret of wanting to control our territory against our wishes”.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 12:15 UTC

The “Argentine Kelper” Didn’t Go to the United Nations this Year.

Betts  is not with Argentine delegation to the UN Decolonisation meeting, which is discussing the Falklands in New York today.

The myths surrounding Alexander Betts are beginning to unravel. He is the Falkland Islander who went to Argentina at the end of the 1982 Falklands war; adopted the Spanish version of his name, and portrayed himself as an honourable man who had carefully studied Falklands’ history and reached the conclusion that the Falklands belonged to Argentina.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:55 UTC

Argentina's new Army chief flew helicopters during Falklands/Malvinas conflict

One of General Cundom's last operational duties, apparently complied with no inconveniences was Argentina's 2014/15 Antarctic campaign

Argentina's new Army chief, Division General Ricardo Luis Cundom, 59, is a Malvinas war veteran and although originally from the Infantry he commanded the Army's air wing and has received commando and parachutist training, according to the reports in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:45 UTC

A pie made of coca leaves awaits the Pope when he visits Bolivia

Coca leaves are part of Bolivia's indigenous population culture and medicine, and as such are recognized by the country's constitution

Coca planters will be giving Pope Francis a pie and other goods made out of coca leaves, when he arrives next July for an official visit to Bolivia. The gifts will be delivered during the scheduled meeting of Francis wish social movements’ organization in Santa Cruz, according to the organizers.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

Irish players deny receiving bribes not to injure Messi, as was reported by La Nacion

“The Football Association of Ireland completely refutes allegations made about the Republic of Ireland v Argentina friendly match in La Nacion as baseless”.

An Argentine newspaper has claimed that Irish players received bribes not to injure Lionel Messi at the opening game in the Aviva Stadium in 2010, but the story has been dismissed in the strongest possible terms by the Irish football association, FAI. According to La Nacion, a Fifa official was forced to go to extraordinary lengths to bring the Barcelona superstar and his team mates to Dublin.

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