The body responsible for managing Atlantic blue fin tuna has decided not to suspend the fishery in response to concerns over dwindling stocks. The International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (Iccat) instead decided to lower the annual catch quota by about one third.
Spanish president Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero said Monday that the country’s “economic recovery” has started and all indicates that the rhythm will accelerate.
Chile said that the alleged espionage case involving a Peruvian military that passed sensitive information to a Chilean counterpart is a “bilateral issue” and firmly denied it was to be discussed in the coming Unasur (Union of South American nations) Defence Council.
Over one hundred Antarctic icebergs are moving towards New Zealand in an extraordinary happening that has raised a shipping warning, officials announced Monday. An Australian Antarctic Division glaciologist stated that the bergs, pinpointed by satellites, have floated past the Auckland Islands, and are 280 miles northeast of the Island.
The main leader of the Brazilian opposition Jose Serra criticized the government of President Lula da Silva for receiving Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and recalled that the Iranian Defence minister has been accused of the attack against the Argentine Jewish Mutual, AMIA, in 1994, in Buenos Aires.
Honduran presidential candidates wrapped up their electoral campaigns on Sunday with massive rallies calling on followers and “all Hondurans” to vote next November 29th when a new president, congress, and municipal officials will be elected.
The Russian ice-breaker cruise ship carrying 105 passengers, mostly British tourists, and 88 crew members and which broke free of Antarctic ice last Friday arrived Sunday to Ushuaia, Argentine Tierra del Fuego, announced the ship's operator.
United States President Barack Obama's job approval rating has dropped below 50% in a second major poll in an indication he is suffering from the long healthcare debate and weakness in the economy, Gallup said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived at Buenos Aires Sunday evening g for a diplomatic trip that includes a meeting with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner on Monday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected Monday in Brasilia as part of a five nation tour to Africa and South America to boost ties with Latinamerica's biggest economy and a rare backer of Tehran's right to develop a nuclear programme.