Argentina formally appealed to the British government to discuss sovereignty over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands in a column signed by Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana, published Tuesday in The Guardian in coincidence with the commemoration of Argentina’s bicentenary.
In the first quarter of 2010 Chilean businesses invested 1.7 billion US dollars abroad, seven times more than in the same period in 2009, according to the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS).
Buenos Aires iconic Colón Theatre, probably the world’s most impressive opera house known for its acoustics, shone once again Monday evening with a gala that launched its re-opening after a three-year restoration process, as the milestone of Argentina’s Bicentenary celebrations.
The world avoided a great economic depression and will recover thanks to close cooperation from the international community, said IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
The Falkland Islands Government legal department has been granted organisational membership of the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP). Membership is considered a recognition that rule of the law and independence of prosecution in that country complies with internationally accepted standards.
New York Federal Judge Thomas Griesa seized 2.43 billion US dollars that Argentina’s government owned Banco Nación had deposited in the city in response to a claim presented by a group of Argentine bondholders that did not make it into the debt-swap.
Italy joined Tuesday the group of European countries that have decided to trim government spending in an effort to convince investors that Euro nations are capable of fiscal balance and defending the single currency.
Two days of wide-ranging economic and political talks between the United States and China wrapped up in Beijing with no major agreements announced but both sides said they had candid discussions and reaffirmed their commitment to building a strong and enduring relationship.
The European Central Bank drained 26.5 billion Euros in one-week funds from Euro-zone money markets on Tuesday, in line with its aim. The operation aims to offset purchases of government bonds by Euro zone central banks.
The European Union agreed Tuesday on cooperation understandings in civil aviation with the Latinamerican Civil Aviation Commission, CLAC, and with Brazil to promote closer coordination in technical and safety issues.