Politics

Politics
Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

Loathed at home, Dilma Rousseff tries to rebuild image among US investors

Rousseff, who arrived Saturday, kicked off her US visit by meeting Sunday in New York with a group of about 20 Brazilian business leaders.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met Sunday with investors in New York on the first day of a long-delayed US visit aimed at overcoming strains caused by the NSA spying scandal. Revelations two years ago that the US National Security Agency electronically eavesdropped on Rousseff's email and other communications prompted her to angrily call off an official visit to Washington that had been set for October 2013.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico admits it's broke and can't pay debts

“The debt is not payable,” governor García Padilla said. “There is no other option. I would love to have an easier option. This is not politics, this is math.”

Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has admitted that the island cannot pay its roughly $72 billion dollars in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions beginning Monday. Last week the governor and his top staff anticipated they would seek significant concessions from the island’s creditors.

Monday, June 29th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

Argentine judge orders seizure of Falklands' oil companies assets

Timerman anticipated that on Monday he will formally request that the stock exchange regulators in London and New York implement the judge's order.

Argentina will pursue in Britain and the United States a local judge's order to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the disputed Falklands Islands, the Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said in an interview published in a government financed newspaper on Sunday.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

Ambassador Castro hosts social promotion activity of probably Argentina's next First Lady

Soledad Peralta, Banco Provincia Foundation; Carolina González Bunster, founder of “Walkabout” next to Ambassador Castro and Karina Rabolini

The president of the Argentine Banco Provincia foundation, Karina Rabolini, signed on Friday at the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom a cooperation agreement with “Walkabout Foundation”, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine; supports two-state solution

Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the Vatican

The Vatican signed on Friday its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. The treaty concerned the Catholic Church's activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London

Sending a visitors' mission would have to be to Bs As and London to emphasize, “Gentlemen, when are you going to sit and negotiate”, said Lasso Mendoza

The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 06:46 UTC

Falklands' 'fk' domain battle at the ICANN Buenos Aires conference

The organisation ICANN originally gave the Falklands their own web address in 1997 and then confirmed the Islands' online presence in 2005 with 'fk'.

The British government has stood up to Argentina in a battle over the Falkland Islands' right to exist in cyberspace at the ICANN conference in Buenos Aires. Argentina is furious that the disputed territory is allowed to give websites a “.fk” address - identifying them as hailing from the disputed territory and brought up the issue during the current conference.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 04:54 UTC

Timerman: UK attempts to convince Malvinas population that it could have a right to self-determination that does not exist

British unilateral acts have done nothing but increase, putting Argentina on the need to adopt any and all measures allowed by Argentine law and international law

Statement by Argentine Foreign Affairs and Worship before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization, 25 June 2015.

Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 03:40 UTC

“CFK, a very intelligent political animal, whether you like it or not”

“It seems CFK had an asbestos suit; great conflicts that she had to deal with had struck her but she has managed to give a step aside and come off well,” says Wornat

The world is watching closely Argentina’s political scenario with the general elections just around the corner next October and the BBC has published an article on President Cristina Fernández highlighting the leader’s popularity as she readies to leave office in December.

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).

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