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Politics
Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 21:57 UTC

Argentina makes formal complaint to BBC about Jeremy Clarkson

Ambassador Alicia Castro met with BBC's TV Director Danny Cohen on Monday afternoon

Argentine Ambassador to the UK, Alicia Castro, made a formal complaint to the BBC regarding Jeremy Clarkson’s provocative behaviour and offensive remarks towards the Government and the Argentine people, following Top Gear’s recent filming in Argentina, calling for the BBC to make a public apology.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:14 UTC

Brazil's Dilma slightly ahead show two opinion polls released on Monday

The Datafolha poll showed the incumbent with 46% support, up 3 percentage points from the previous poll released on Oct. 15. Neves figures with 43%.

President Dilma Rousseff is gaining momentum but remains locked in a dead heat with challenger Aecio Neves ahead of Sunday's runoff to Brazil's presidential election, according to two surveys released on Monday.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Former Peruvian prosecutor named head of Transparency International

Ugaz, 55, who served as special prosecutor in a string of high profile corruption cases in Peru, replaces Huguette Labelle, a former Canadian civil servant.

Global anti-corruption campaigners at Transparency International elected Peruvian lawyer Jose Ugaz as it’s new head on Sunday marking a shift from quiet diplomacy in combating fraud and bribery toward more grassroots activism.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 06:57 UTC

Argentina grants first refugee status to Russian gay, victim of President Putin's non tolerance policies

“We hope this first case enables to solve other similar LGBT situations from Russia that are waiting for a similar refugee status”, said Paulon

A young 28 year old became the first Russian gay to be given refugee status by Argentina, because of discrimination and violence at his home country. The positive reply to the year-long request was sponsored by Argentina's Federation of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans, FALGBT.

Tuesday, October 21st 2014 - 02:10 UTC

Why Falklands are not extended the right to self determination: “shame on G24”

Luke Coffey is a Margaret Thatcher Fellow of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy of the Heritage Foundation

Since 1961 the UN Committee of 24 has brought almost 750 million people out of a colonial status, based on their right of self-determination, but “what a shame it won’t extend this same right to another 2,500 people of the Falkland Islands”, said US born Luke Coffey, member of the Heritage Foundation and one time advisor to the UK Defense ministry.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 22:07 UTC

Armagh cathedral convenes universal prayer for peace and dialogue among nations

Ambassador of Argentina Alicia Castro alongside Archbishop Eamon Martin

A mass in support of His Holiness Pope Francis’ Universal Prayer for Peace and Dialogue among Nations was held last Saturday in Armagh, North Ireland at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral led by Archbishop of All Ireland, Eamon Martin.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 21:56 UTC

AOA calls on CCAMLR to agree on marine protection of the Ross Sea and East Antarctica

A joint US-NZ proposal to designate a Ross Sea marine protected area (MPA) of 1.32 million km2 (with 1.25 million km2 as “no take”) is under consideration

As representatives of the 25 Members of the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meet this week in Hobart, where they will decide the fate of two key protection proposals in the Ross Sea and East Antarctica, the Antarctic Ocean Alliance (AOA) (*) called on the member countries to honor their conservation commitments and finally agree to lasting and significant Southern Ocean protection.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:46 UTC

Morales 'king' of Bolivia; his two thirds majority in congress open the way to reform the constitution

Bolivia's first indigenous president was re-elected for a third mandate with 61% support

President Evo Morales swept to a third term with 61% of the vote, electoral officials said in confirming the result. The October 12 balloting was a massive vote of support and a strong mandate to expand his reforms which will have a swift legislative discussion since Morales party obtained two thirds of the Legislative Assembly benches.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

First time voters in Uruguay more attracted to opposition candidate Lacalle Pou

Lacalle Pou as a younger candidate (41) is more attractive to new voters and to those who favor experiencing change.

Uruguay's general elections next Sunday are not only a neck-to-neck dispute between the two main presidential candidates, (unpredictable only six months ago), but are also revealing that the ruling coalition has lost its dominant allure over new voters, according to pollsters.

Monday, October 20th 2014 - 08:17 UTC

Dilma admits Petrobras funds were illegally diverted to finance political parties

”If there was diversion, we want (the money) back,” Rousseff said at a press conference at Alvorada Palace, where she was resting

Brazilian President and candidate for reelection Dilma Rousseff admitted that funds were illegally diverted at the state-run oil firm Petrobras, allegedly to benefit political parties allied with the government, and she promised to seek reimbursement of that money.

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