Norwegian authorities early Saturday dramatically increased the death toll in a gun attack at a youth camp on the Norwegian island of Utoya to at least 80, bringing the total number dead in a pair of apparently related attacks Friday to 87.
Santa Fe is Argentina’s fourth most important electoral circuit and on Sunday will be voting for governor and a package of provincial officials from lawmakers for the local congress to councilors.
President Barrack Obama said he would be meeting with congressional leaders, at the White House at 1100 (1500 GMT) on Saturday. On Friday Republican House Speaker John Boehner walked away from crunch debt ceiling talks with the President.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he was preparing for a second round of chemotherapy treatment in Cuba to eliminate the risk of malignant cells. Last weekend, Chavez flew back to Cuba for chemotherapy after delegating limited powers to his finance minister and vice president.
For the second time in less than a month the United States Congress has sent a strong message to Argentina warning it “does not belong” to the group of countries that abides by international law and strongly promotes democratic values.
Former president Lula da Silva described as ‘nonsense’ the biblical statement that the poor will be “blessed with treasure in heaven” and strongly supported the policies of his government (2003/2010) which helped millions in Brazil lift from poverty.
The Brazilian Executive is “playing with fire” in the way it addresses relations with other partners of the ruling coalition warned the Party of the Republic (PR) which is threatening to join the opposition conditioning the government’s majority in Congress.
Most Brazilians feel that race and skin colour have great influence in labour relations and in the way they are treated by police and the judiciary, according to a report from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.
The IMF confirmed that Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner phoned incoming Managing Director Christine Lagarde last week, a few hours before the Fund reiterated its objections to Argentina’s official statistical data.