Politics

Politics
Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:13 UTC

March inflation in Argentina: official 2.6%; opposition index, 3.3%

Kicillof is confident the slowdown in price increases has spilled over to April

Official inflation in Argentina during March was 2.6%, according to Economy minister Axel Kicillof who underlined that during the month there was “a considerable deceleration in the increase of prices”, in most items with the exception of clothing and private schooling.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:11 UTC

Lower budget deficits over the next decade forecasted in the US

However as the baby-boom generation retires deficits will begin to rise says the Congressional Budget Office

US budget deficits over the next decade will be 286 billion less than previously estimated, the Congressional Budget Office said on Tuesday, attributing much of the decline to lower estimates of subsidy costs under President Barack Obama's health insurance reform law.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 23:18 UTC

Manchester University alumni society in Chile; UK number one destination of “Becas Chile”

Manchester among the top leading universities of the world

British Ambassador to Chile, Mrs. Fiona Clouder, held a reception to mark the official launch of the Manchester University alumni society in Chile. Fifty Manchester graduates joined the event in the Ambassador’s residence from many different academic and professional disciplines.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:59 UTC

Latin American leaders concerned and uneasy with the Venezuelan situation

Mercosur partners of Venezuela feel that the ongoing protests and demonstrations create economic and investment uncertainty

Most presidents of Latin America and particularly those from Mercosur are concerned with the Venezuelan situation, which generates uneasiness among opposition parties, mass media, corporations and citizens, the International Prospective Institute (IPI) states in a report.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:56 UTC

Pulitzers for The Guardian and Washington Post coverage of the NSA documents

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden exposed the global electronic surveillance

Britain's The Guardian and The Washington Post have been awarded the most prestigious Pulitzer prize for coverage of secret surveillance by the US National Security Agency that sparked wide debate over government spying.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:51 UTC

Kicillof downplays Argentina's relation with IMF; Capitanich describes it as 'normal'

“The IMF is not a creditor of Argentina” pointed out the Economy minister

Argentina's Economy minister Axel Kicillof tried to downplay his recent to the G20/ IMF annual meetings held in Washington, saying the country is a regular attendant, and insisting that the country has no agreements with the IMF ”because it’s not an Argentine creditor”. Cabinet chief on the other hand described Argentina's relation with the IMF as 'normal'.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:41 UTC

Mexico and OECD discussing relations with the Pacific Alliance

Gurría will be opening on Tuesday an international conference on development next to Mexican president Peña Nieto

Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and the chairman of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, José Ángel Gurría Treviño have met to address relations between OECD and the Pacific Alliance, and global value chains.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:27 UTC

Falklands' war: John Paul II feared Argentine defeat could lead to a left-wing pro-Soviet regime

John Paul II, first reigning Pope to visit the UK meets PM Margaret Thatcher when the war was on

The Daily Express Sunday's edition reveals in an exclusive piece by Marco Giannangeli, based on uncovered documents that Pope John Paul II tried to convince Margaret Thatcher to abandon the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 war with Argentina, fearing a collapse of the military regime could lead to a left-sing government, under influence of the Soviet Union.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:22 UTC

Massa, Scioli and Macri emerge as Argentine presidential hopefuls with most support

Governor Scioli,mayor Macri and dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa make your pick

Argentine former cabinet chief and now dissident lawmaker Sergio Massa, the governor of Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macri, mayor of Buenos Aires City outstand as the strongest presidential hopefuls for next year's primaries (August) ahead of elections to succeed Cristina Fernandez in October 2015.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014 - 06:14 UTC

Cristina Fernandez former Transport minister indicted for unlawful enrichment

Former Secretary Ricardo Jaime and his friend Nestor Kirchener

Argentine presidential couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner's former Transport Secretary Ricardo Jaime was indicted last week for unlawful enrichment and impounded for 40 million Argentine Pesos (approx 5 million dollars) He's the first of very close former aides of the powerful couple to face a jail sentence.

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