Politics

Politics
Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 05:46 UTC

Pope Francis joins the lynching outbreak debate in Argentina

“The worst that can happen to us is to forget about that scene,” the pontiff said.

In a letter addressed to two Argentine humanists living in Sweden, Pope Francis deeply regretted the murder of an 18-year-old who was beat to death by a group of Rosario citizens after he had allegedly stolen a woman’s purse. “The worst that can happen to us is to forget about that scene,” the pontiff said.

Thursday, April 10th 2014 - 05:37 UTC

China has become Latam's banker loaning 102bn dollars from 2005 to 2013

Venezuela's Maduro is the main debtor but pays with oil

China loaned 102 billion dollars to Latin America between 2005 and 2013, mainly to Venezuela and Argentina, while Mexico seems to be going the same way, according to a release from the Global Economic Governance Initiative which depends from the University of Boston.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 17:26 UTC

HMS Portland, first Royal Navy visit to Sao Tomé and Príncipe in 29 years

The vessel hosted a visit from PM Dr. Gabriel Costa and several ministers

HMS Portland on Atlantic patrol, became the first Royal Navy Ship to visit São Tomé and Príncipe in 29 years when she anchored off the islands for a two day visit. The last Royal Navy Ship to visit the former Portuguese colony was the survey vessel HMS Herald in 1985. Prior to that, the last recorded visit of a Royal Naval Warship was in 1889.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:29 UTC

IMF joins Argentine GDP linked bonds controversy involving potential payment of 3bn dollars

According to Minister Kicillof, with the new measurement methodology, but subject to future review, 2013 growth was 3%

The International Monetary Fund reported on Monday a steep deceleration of Argentina’s economic activity for 2014, in a context of “high uncertainty”, according to its latest World Economic Outlook released in Washington.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

President Higgins visit to UK consolidates reconciliation after decades of mistrust

The impressive display at Windsor Castle by the Queen to receive the Irish president

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the Irish president to Britain on Tuesday for the first time since the republic became independent with a banquet also controversially attended by former IRA commander Martin Guinness.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:08 UTC

Gibraltar 'close to British hearts', but plenty of room for 'practical dialogue'

Ambassador Manley suggested UK, Spain, Gibraltar and Andalucia dialogue

UK Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley has told a Spanish newspaper that British people hold Gibraltar ‘close to their hearts’ and that delays at the border are politically motivated. He underscored Britain and Gibraltar’s desire to engage in “practical” dialogue toward better cross-border relations that would benefit communities on either side of the frontier fence.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 07:03 UTC

Algeciras mayor highlights 'English occupation' of Gibraltar and the Falklands

Landaluce participated of a twinning ceremony at the city of Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego during the 32nd anniversary of the Falklands war

The mayor of the Spanish town of Algeciras, Jose Ignacio Landaluce flew back this weekend from Argentina, where he had attended a twinning ceremony with Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego that sought to highlight the ‘English occupation’ of Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:48 UTC

Osborne launches with Mantega Brazil/UK 'economic and financial dialogue'

Besides Mantega the chancellor also met central bank president Tombini and will visit the Sao Paulo stock exchange on Wednesday

Finance minister Guido Mantega and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced on Tuesday in Sao Paulo the launching of the Brazil/UK Economic and Financial Dialogue to strengthen bilateral trade and cooperation, and investment in infrastrucutre, according to a joint release.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:37 UTC

Chancellor welcomes insurer’s plans to boost Brazilian activity

Lloyd's, with headquarters in Rio do Janeiro, is Brazil second largest insurer with a 12% market share

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne welcomed the decision by insurer Hiscox to join the Lloyd’s Brazil reinsurance platform during his current trip to Brazil. This will allow Hiscox to grow its Brazilian business, enabling it to talk directly to potential customers and better understand the local market.

Wednesday, April 9th 2014 - 06:30 UTC

Uruguay significantly stronger but still vulnerable to Argentina, says Fitch

Argentine FDI flows into Uruguay since 2007 has somewhat replaced the accumulation of deposits in Uruguayan banks

While Uruguay's current financial position is significantly stronger than in the early 2000s when its economy suffered from the effects of the Argentine crisis, a severe downturn in Argentina could still have an important impact on Uruguay's economy through a variety of transmission channels, according to a new special report published by Fitch Ratings.

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