Politics

Politics
Tuesday, November 11th 2014 - 04:00 UTC

Falklands' British 'colonial occupation' condemned by Parlasur

“Let me tell you how grateful we are to this special session on an issue so important for my country”, said Timerman addressing Parlasur lawmakers.

The Mercosur parliament, Parlasur, in a special Monday session held in Montevideo, rejected British 'control' over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands and described the situation as a colonial conflict of 'global' proportion which threatens the region.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:13 UTC

Falklands/Malvinas issue to be debated at the Parlasur Parliament

The extraordinary session will have the special attendance of Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman and his Uruguayan peer Luis Almagro

The Falklands/Malvinas dispute and 'colonialism' will be discussed on Monday during an extraordinary session of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in Montevideo with the attendance of Argentine and Uruguayan foreign ministers Hector Timerman and Luis Almagro.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 09:08 UTC

“Nothing and no one can stand in the way of freedom” says Berlin mayor

“We're the happiest people in the world and we're thrilled that you brought the Berlin Wall down 25 years ago,” Berlin's Mayor Klaus Wowereit said

More than a million Germans and people from around the world celebrated on Sunday the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 08:37 UTC

Argentine president begins ten-day resting period in Olivos

Cristina Fernandez was discharged given “the good evolution of the sigmoiditis event” she has shown over the past week

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was discharged on Sunday from Otamendi hospital where she had been admitted a week ago to be treated for sigmoiditis, an infection of the colon.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 07:43 UTC

Over two million Catalans vote in the “consultation of citizens” challenging Madrid

“We have earned the right to a referendum,” Mas told cheering supporters. “Once again Catalonia has shown that it wants to rule itself.”

Millions of Catalans voted on Sunday in a symbolic referendum on independence from Spain that supporters hope will propel the issue further despite opposition from Madrid.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 07:34 UTC

Latam Energy Organization approves statement on “Malvinas sovereignty”

OLADE was created in 1973 and has been ratified by 27 countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean, and there is an annual ministerial meeting.

Energy ministers from the Latin American Energy Organization, OLADE, meeting in San Salvador approved last Friday a statement on “Malvinas Islands sovereignty” referred to the “illegal hydrocarbons exploration and exploitation undertaken in the Islands surrounding waters”, points out a release from the Argentine Foreign ministry.

Monday, November 10th 2014 - 07:28 UTC

US Congress members support for Gibraltar's self determination

“I am grateful for the support that members of the US Congress have shown for Gibraltar”, said Minister Lidington

British Government is working with the US Congress in order to bolster support for Gibraltar’s right to remain under British sovereignty.

Sunday, November 9th 2014 - 11:01 UTC

Uruguay leads the 'prosperity index' in Latin America and ranks 30 worldwide

Uruguay excelled in Personal Freedom, having ranked eight worldwide; however in Education the country stood at position 68.

Uruguay is ranked in position 30 at global level among 'high prosperity' countries, according to the 2014 Legatum Prosperity Index, and remains at top position regarding Latin America. It's the same ranking as in 2013 and confirms Uruguay in the leading position for the region for several years running.

Sunday, November 9th 2014 - 10:35 UTC

Argentine bondholders file for 'me too' at Judge Griesa's court: claims reach 6.5bn

Carmine Boccuzzi told Griesa that holders of Argentina’s defaulted debt will seek to have his 2012 order applied in their cases

Argentina told New York district judge Thomas Griesa that bondholders filed 25 lawsuits since June, when the judge ordered blocking the country's from paying its restructured debt without also paying a group of holdouts, Bloomberg news has reported.

Sunday, November 9th 2014 - 10:23 UTC

Plaque dedicated to English soldiers in Cartagena triggers strong controversy

During an official visit last week, Charles unveiled the black marble plaque dedicated to English soldiers, which was later destroyed by a Colombian citizen  (Pic PA)

A Colombian engineer smashed a plaque commemorating the death in 1741 of thousands of English soldiers in the coastal city of Cartagena just days after it was inaugurated by Prince Charles, said the mayor of the city who has now ordered its removal.

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