“The Kirchners are lefties, but what a left, mamma mia, what a gang!” and Argentina is a country “of hysteric, mad, paranoiac reactions”. The comments belong to Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate, Jose Mujica and whom opinion polls show him comfortably ahead for next October’s election.
Defence minister Nelson Jobim said that Brazil “is not a Venezuela that goes around shopping in the world’s arms supermarkets”. Brazil targets policy on technical training and technology transfer so “we can develop a sound, autonomous defence industry”, underlined the top official from President Lula da Silva administration.
Four of Honduras six presidential candidates have coincided that the coming November 29 elections are the best solution to the serious political crisis faced by the country since the constitutional president Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a midnight military and civilian coup at the end of June.
Gibraltar makes an extensive contribution to the economy of neighbouring Campo de Gibraltar while it also benefits significantly from Spanish expenditure on the Rock, according to the main conclusions of an economic study published this week.
Spanish Minister of Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs (MARM), Elena Espinosa reiterated her government’s commitment to ensure the sustainability of marine resources and deemed it “crucial” to forge “rules of the game” that ensure “a sustainable management” in the international arena.
A group of 45 bankers at Britain’s Barclays bypassed potential curbs on pay and bonuses by jumping ship to set up a Cayman Islands company and manage 12.3 billion US dollars of Barclays’ most toxic debt. They will be paid at least 400 million USD over ten years.
The opposition Partido Popular motion tabled before the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Spanish Parliament claiming sovereignty over Gibraltar territorial waters was last night defeated by some 20 votes, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.
SOUTH Georgia has been marked as the third highest scoring fishery in the world in terms of good management.
Colombia could consider quitting the South American Nations Union, Unasur, if the block does not agree to debate issues related to drug trafficking, terrorism and arms purchases. There is a lack of “sensitivity” from other members to consider these issues.
Chilean dairy farmers requested President Michelle Bachelet to speed the implementation of the provisional safeguard clause to help contain the import of Argentine powder milk and cheese. The safeguard clause means imposing a 31% tariff on dairy imports.