The International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo Rato warned about the risks for Latinamerica of populist economic measures which worsen fiscal deficits, or price controls and manipulation of exchange rates.
TWENTY-FIVE years after British troops liberated the Islands Argentina continues to view the Falklands with an acquisitive eye.
Recent Argentine governments have denied plans for further military action, but they pursue an aggressive diplomatic and public relations campaign to annex the Falkland Islands.
The Argentines use every opportunity to promote their case. International organizations such as the United Nations and the Organisation of American States (OAS) are lobbied hard. Opportunities such as the Ibero American summit as well as scientific and conservation meetings are shamelessly used. Serious debate on issues like the conservation of fish stocks or wildlife are often hijacked or held up by Argentina's objections and statements about sovereignty.
Desire Petroleum PLC (AIM:DES) announced earlier this month that Wavefield InSeis ASA from Norway acquired a majority of the high resolution 2D shallow-seismic data, at a number of potential drilling sites, on its licences in the North Falkland Basin, using the seismic vessel Bergen Surveyor.
Paraguay's leading presidential pre-candidate and former bishop Fernando Lugo received this week the formal support from one of the country's main opposition parties the Authentic Liberal Radicals, PLRA.
The 25th anniversary of the liberation of the Falkland Islands was commemorated in a service at Happy Valley in the Western Sovereign Base Area of Episkopi, Cyprus last Sunday.
Argentina?s lack of coherence and inconsistent foreign policy has been one of the major obstacles in making effective the Malvinas islands sovereignty claim, admitted outgoing Argentine ambassador before United Nations, Cesar Mayoral in a Tuesday interview with Buenos Aires daily Clarin.
The ministerial summit of the South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone (SAPCZ) meeting in Angola specifically supported Argentina's sovereignty claim over the Islas Malvinas, South Georgia and South Sandwich islands.