Politics

Politics
Monday, September 15th 2014 - 05:07 UTC

Free fall for Cristina Fernandez with record negative image and support

The Argentine leader in October 2011 was re-elected with 54% of ballots; now only 26.5% support her

The negative image of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez climbed this month to 43.8%, the highest since last May, according to the latest release of the Management & Fit public opinion polls, published in the Buenos Aires media.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:18 UTC

The movements the Scotland independence vote has arousen in Europe

Catalonia is planning a referendum in November which Madrid does not authorize

In Europe's eastern half, the disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia created many new countries. In Western Europe, however, borders of the old nation states seemed to be carved in stone and although there have been secessionist tendencies, some of them militant, they never seemed to have a shot in reality, according to a Deutsche Welle report from Berlin.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:12 UTC

“I hope people will think very carefully about the future”, QE II tells Scotland

“This is totally impartial and reinforces the point that this is a matter for the people of Scotland,” a source at Buckingham Palace said.

Queen Elizabeth II has broken her silence over the Scottish independence vote, saying she hopes Scots will “think very carefully” about the future when voting in a referendum that could break up the United Kingdom.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Spanish Judge Garzon praises Argentina's sovereign payment bill and UN resolution

”The UN’s decision “represents a victory for Argentina and for the countries that are victims of the predatory practices” of international funds, said Garzon

Former Spanish Judge and Human Rights activist Baltasar Garzon praised the Sovereign Payment law approved by Argentina’s Congress last week and described the United Nation’s resolution for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring process as “essential.”

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

PM Cameron promises to hunt down IS murderers of British hostage

“We will do everything in our power to hunt down these murderers and ensure they face justice, however long it takes.”

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron chaired a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Sunday under growing pressure to sanction air strikes after an Islamic State video showed the beheading of a British hostage.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 07:02 UTC

Bachelet government seek to repeal dictator Pinochet's Amnesty Law

Justice Minister Gomez said the government will press for Congress to debate the annulment of the law, for which allegedly it has the sufficient votes

As Chileans commemorated the 41 st anniversary of the 1973 military coup, Justice Minister José Antonio Gomez announced that the government of Michelle Bachelet will seek to repeal the Amnesty Law, a legacy of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina with two August inflation measures: the official Indec, 1,3% and the congressional rate, 2.65%

According to Indec, Housing and basic services lead the increase with 2.6%, followed by Education with a 2.1%

Argentina has two consumer prices indexes, and they differ considerably. In effect during August the so called congressional index doubled the official rate: the National Urban Consumer Price (IPCNU) released by the stats office Indec, in the eighth month of the year was 1,3%, which means inflation in the first eight months stands at 18,2%.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 06:44 UTC

Argentina guarantees car makers sufficient dollars to meet production target

Automaker GM president for South America, Jaime Ardila, was quoted saying trade flows would normalize once Argentina resolved its sovereign debt crisis.

Car makers in Argentina have sufficient dollars to meet production and sales targets, the government said Friday, a day after General Motors Co announced it had suspended exports from Brazil to its Argentine unit due to a hard currency shortage.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 05:37 UTC

Falklands and the ”unwelcome visits from (Argentine) aircraft”

Gerald Cheek also played an active part in the resistance against the Argentine invasion

Gerald Cheek, now retired from his position as Falkland Islands Director of Civil Aviation, has addressed a letter to the Penguin News clarifying some details about the 'Unwelcome visits from aircraft', clearly in reference to episodes of Argentine aircraft incursion and landing in the Islands.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Venezuela quietly working to ensure a seat at the UN Security Council

When Chavez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.

Venezuela’s populist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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