The Group of Eight leaders meeting in France are expected to approve on Friday billions of dollars in aid in support of the ‘Arab spring’ with a program designed to foster change sweeping North Africa and the Middle East.
The United Nations Special Committee of 24, (for the implementation of the declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples) will hold its annual regional seminar in Kingstown, Jamaica, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, from 31 May to 2 June.
The scarcity of qualified labour and the increase in costs have become a growing concern for the pulp mill that Chilean and Scandinavian investors are building in Conchillas, Uruguay.
Argentina’s former cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez warned that the government is “not looking at the economy as it should” and is risking “all the good things that have been done so far”. He was also very critical of Economy minister Amado Boudou.
Uruguay’s beef exports in the first four months of 2011 have been lower in volume but higher in revenue compared to the same period a year ago. Something similar is happening with lamb although the fall in volume was even greater.
Uruguay harvested a record crop of rice this year totalling 1.65 million tons and marked the second highest area planted with the cereal, 195.000 hectares compared to the 200.000 of eleven years ago.
Uruguay will be holding next month the presidency of the UN Human Rights Council during 2011/2012 and for this motive UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to visit Uruguay June 16th when he will be meeting President Jose Mujica and other top officials.
Three Korean jiggers which normally spend off-season time in Montevideo have moored in the port of Fray Bentos on the River Uruguay, as part of the de-centralization process launched by Uruguayan port authorities.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner with eyes full of tears and a shaky voice recalled that eight years ago 25 May 2003 her late husband Nestor Kirchner took office and called on Argentines to build a different country and a different society.
President Obama has told British politicians that, despite the rise of new global powers, the time for US and European leadership is now. He said the influence of the US, UK and allies would remain indispensable, in a speech in Parliament on the second day of his UK state visit.