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Stories for June 29th 2009

  • Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 06:47 UTC

    Baroness Thatcher with her left arm in a sling, released from hospital

    The former Prime Minister has suffered a number of health scares in recent years.

    Baroness Thatcher has returned home from hospital more than two weeks after breaking her arm in a fall. The former Prime Minister, dressed in a pink cardigan, pink top and cream-coloured skirt, with her left arm apparently in a sling, waved at reporters and smiled on the doorstep of her central London home.

  • Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 06:44 UTC

    Royal family costs British taxpayer 69p per person

    The total cost of the monarchy was £ 41,5 million in 2008/09

    Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family cost the British taxpayer 69p per person last year - an increase of 3p, Buckingham Palace accounts have revealed. The total cost of keeping the monarchy increased by £1.5 million to £41.5 million during the 2008-09 financial year.

  • Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 06:40 UTC

    Brazil-China bilateral trade in Real and Yuan instead of US dollar

    China has become Brazil’s main trade partner displacing the US

    The Brazilian Central Bank announced it had reached an initial understanding with China for the gradual elimination of the US dollar in bilateral trade operations which in 2009 are estimated to reach 40 billion US dollars.

  • Tuesday, June 30th 2009 - 06:37 UTC

    Mercosur will address inter-group trade restrictions in Paraguay

    Uruguay’s main Mercosur and integration officer is confident that “differences will be solved”.

    Mercosur Foreign Affairs and Economy ministers will be meeting Tuesday in Asuncion, Paraguay in the framework of the Common Market Group to discuss trade barriers and try to unwind several issues.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 15:11 UTC

    Argentina ready to impose flu pandemic “sanitary emergency”

    Health minister Ms Ocaña, latest “victim” of the A/H1N1 virus

    Health authorities confirmed that this week Argentina will be declaring a “sanitary emergency” in the whole country given the advance of the A/H1N1 virus influenza that so far has killed 27 people and infected at least 1.800. Another victim of the pandemic is forecasted to be Public Health minister Graciela Ocaña.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 14:21 UTC

    Victorious Argentine opposition calls on Cristina to begin negotiations

    Nestor Kirchner admitted defeat by a slight margin and anticipated working for a new 2011 alternative.

    “With all respect to our President, (Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner) I hope you have heard the message of the Argentines in the polls and beginning tomorrow (Monday) you will convene us to dialogue”, said the Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Mauricio Macri who emerged from Sunday’s mid term election as one of the strongest 2011 presidential hopefuls.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 11:44 UTC

    UN and OAS will address Monday the Honduras coup

    Jose Miguel Insulza meets Monday with Central American leaders.

    The United Nations and the Organization of American States will be addressing Monday the Honduras situation following the military coup which on early Sunday morning ousted constitutionally elected president Jose Manuel Zelaya.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 11:34 UTC

    Uruguayan opposition seals presidential ticket in surprising vote turnout

    A strong show of unity from the National party with the presidential ticket Lacalle, Larrañaga.

    Jose Mujica from the ruling coalition, Luis Alberto Lacalle and Pedro Bordaberry from the opposition are the three candidates that will be disputing Uruguay’s presidency next October following their comfortable victories on Sunday’s political parties’ primaries. The “picture” resulting from June 28th results also helped to visualize what could happen in October and if a November run-off will be needed.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 11:16 UTC

    Whaling Commission could discuss ending commercial hunting ban

    Dr William Hogarth: Fewer whales could be killed without the moratorium.

    The Whaling Commission (IWC) has suggested whale conservation could benefit from ending the commercial hunting ban. Dr William Hogarth's remarks came at the end of this year's IWC meeting in Madeira, Portugal, which saw pro- and anti-whaling nations agree to further compromise talks. A Greenpeace spokesman said the moratorium had to stay intact.

  • Monday, June 29th 2009 - 10:48 UTC

    Falklands’ unpredictable squid catches paint bleak budget and tough times

    Drop in fisheries licences is expected to reach £ 2.5 million next financial year

    Falkland Islands Treasury officials painted a bleak and arguably inevitable picture of tough times ahead at last week’s public meeting on the recently announced Budget.

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