Politics

Politics
Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Revolving cabinet: Humala names sixth prime minister in three years

Prime Minister Ana Jara (R) is very close to the influential First Lady, Nadine Heredia (L)

Peru's President Ollanta Humala has named his sixth prime minister in three years in a surprise cabinet reshuffle that elevated two core members of his ruling party after an embarrassing political scandal.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:20 UTC

World Bank praise for Peru as one of the most solid economies in the region

“The international environment is more complex, the Peruvian economy performs better than the average Latin American country” said Familiar.

The World Bank's vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jorge Familiar, on Wednesday highlighted Peru's economic growth over the past 10 years. Peru's average economic growth over the period has registered 6. 5% annually, allowing many Peruvians to escape poverty, said Familiar.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:18 UTC

Humala signs contract for pipeline that will make Peru a leading gas exporter of the region

President Humala said after the signing ceremony that the deal is an historic milestone for natural gas development

The consortium made up of Spanish energy company Enagas and Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht signed a contract on Wednesday with Peru's Energy and Mines Ministry for the construction and operation of a natural gas pipeline that will run from the Camisea gas fields to the Pacific port of Ilo.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 06:09 UTC

Peron's iconic 1951 Cadillac limousine to be auctioned in London

The 'fabulous' Cadillac so closely linked to Argentine history during the Perón years

A 1951 Cadillac limousine owned by former Argentine president Juan Domingo Peron will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions in England. The car, which was part of a Peron-Eva exhibition at the Eva Peron Museum in Buenos Aires, is privately owned, and was handed over to the auction house. The Cadillac has an estimated value of between 200,000 and 260,000 pounds.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:48 UTC

Chilean anarchists in arson and bomb attacks in Santiago

 Pamphlets next to the scene of attack express support for anarchists arrested in Spain

Three cars were burned early Wednesday in Santiago's San Miguel district, where those responsible for the vandalism left pamphlets alluding to the cases of anarchists who have been arrested in Chile and abroad, police said.

Thursday, July 24th 2014 - 05:43 UTC

Spain congratulates Hammond and calls for dialogue on “Gibraltar and surrounding area”

 “What the Spanish Government has said is that our line of action is respect for international law,” said García-Margallo

Spain’s Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo congratulated Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on his recent appointment and insisted that Spain’s action in Gibraltar is simply to seek compliance with legal obligations, but nevertheless called for dialogue.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Argentina claims Griesa is blocking bondholders money and using 'vulture funds' language

Kicillof and Cristina Fernandez met for several hours before making official the release late Tuesday

Argentina reacted strongly to Tuesday's events in the New York federal court which denied its stay request, claiming Judge Thomas Griesa “did not solve absolutely any of the issues for which he summoned today's audience”, insisting with his “unbelievable ban” on structured bonds' collecting their payment.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:42 UTC

Holdouts want to sit down with Argentina and solve the dispute; 'countdown clock'

Paul Singer, head of NML Capital

Following on Tuesday's audience with Judge Thomas Griesa, NML Capital the leading speculative fund litigating with Argentina, issued a release saying “it is willing to hold a meeting with 'Special Master' Daniel Pollack and Argentina to solve the dispute”.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Falklands' HMS Illustrious back in Portsmouth for the final time; HMS Ocean to replace her

The ship, carrying its 700-strong crew, gave a gun salute as it arrived at Portsmouth Harbor and military aircraft performed a fly-past (Pic PA)

The Royal Navy's helicopter carrier and Falklands' conflict veteran HMS Illustrious has returned to Portsmouth for the final time. Crowds lined the port to welcome the warship, which will retire after 32 years of service. The carrier, which clocked up 898,893 miles on operations, will be replaced by HMS Ocean, which has just received a £65m refit.

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014 - 01:41 UTC

HMS Iron Duke on South Atlantic patrol exercises in Ghana and Guinea

HMS Iron Duke, RFA (top) Black Rover and the French frigate Commandant Blaison in the Gulf of Guinea

Two British Naval Ships, HMS Iron Duke and RFA Black Rover, on Monday arrived at the Ghana Western Naval Command for a four-day visit, reports Ghana Web. The crew of the ships and the Ghana Navy would conduct joint operational training, sporting and community relations activities.

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