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Stories for January 2011

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 19:02 UTC

    Merger Takes Place

    Airline workers fear the merger will cost jobs

    British Airways and Iberia have registered their merger, forming a holding company International Airlines Group SA.

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 18:49 UTC

    Thousands March In Venezuela

    Demonstrators in Caracas on Sunday

    Thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets on Sunday, allies and adversaries alike, marking the 53rd anniversary of Venezuela’s democracy. Opposition supporters met in one part of Caracas, chanting anti-government slogans and waving Venezuelan flags and calling Chavez a despot and claiming he is amassing power and cracking down on dissent.

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:53 UTC

    Argentina: Seafood Exports Rise in Value But Decline in Volume

    Fisheries exports between January and December during both 2009 and 2010

    Argentina exported 430,894 tonnes of seafood for USD 1,205.3 million in 2010, according to statistics from the National Food Health and Quality Service (Senasa).

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:45 UTC

    Mujica Controls Internet Use

    Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has banned his ministers, officials and general staff from using social networking sites such as Facebook, MSN, Twitter and Skype during work hours. The president said that workers spend too much time using internet and are distracted.

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:36 UTC

    Bolivian Cabinet Changes

    Evo Morales in a meeting with his cabinet

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has reinstated 17 of his cabinet members and changed three in a cabinet shakeup the state news agency ABI reported. Over the weekend all twenty ministers had tendered their resignations to President Evo Morales, as he began his sixth year in office. The cabinet changes come as Morales popularity drops according to opinion polls.

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:22 UTC

    Work at Yacyreta Finalises in February

    Work at the hydro-electric complex Yacyreta will finalise at the end of next month, when the dam reaches 83 metres above sea level, as stipulated in its original design, executive director of the Bi-national Entity Yacyreta (EBY) Oscar Thomas informed

  • Monday, January 24th 2011 - 04:52 UTC

    Argentine Farmers End Protest: For Now

    The leaders of the four farm workers groups at a press conference.

    The farmers’ strike which has been taking in place in Argentina for the past week ended on midnight Sunday but the leaders have warned that members of the relevant rural entities will meet in two weeks, to discuss further measures and that they do not rule out another strike. The current measures had put a halt to the sale of grains.

  • Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 23:38 UTC

    Atacama “Is and Will Be Chilean”

    Piñera “We are not joking”

    Chilean President Sebastian Piñera has responded to Bolivian President Evo Morales who said Saturday that “Atacama, used to be Bolivian and we hope to recover it soon, although a presidential spokesmen later said “it was a joke.”

  • Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 23:07 UTC

    Former Junta Leader Nicolaides Dies

    Former General Cristino Nicolaides

    Cristino Nicolaides has died in the Argentine province of Cordoba, age 86. The former leader of the army was under house arrest for numerous of human rights abuses.

  • Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 22:43 UTC

    Exit Polls Show Portuguese Leader Cavaco Silva is Re-elected

    The re-elected President  Anibal Cavaco Silva

    Portuguese voters Sunday re-elected Anibal Cavaco Silva for a second term in office, showing that they want political stability. However, there are difficult months ahead asd the country has to face up to the European Union crisis.