Ecuador has been announced as a major sponsor and exhibitor of the National Chocolate Week in London, the UK’s biggest and most indulgent chocolate celebration.
A judge in Brazil has ordered a halt to construction of a multi-billion-dollar dam project in the Amazon region. Judge Carlos Castro Martins barred any work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river.
Cuba authorized auto sales among individuals Wednesday, easing a 50-year-old ban that has helped make the Castro brothers-ruled island a living museum of vintage cars.
Why should the UK support Argentina financially when the country is acting against British interests particularly in issues such as the Falkland Islands, asks an article in the Mail-online.
The US State Department said on Wednesday that Argentina must normalize relations with creditors. The statement follows an announcement last week from the Treasury Department warning that the US will vote against granting loans to Argentina in multilateral organizations.
“Force” and “defence budgets” are the only reason Great Britain can wield in support of the Malvinas Islands where “it holds 2.000 people hostage on Islands of Argentine sovereignty”, said Argentine Defence minister Arturo Puricelli.
Falklands based Argos Resources expects to drill its first well on license PL001 in the North Falkland basin in late-2011 or early-2012, using the semi submersible rig Ocean Guardian, currently operating in the Islands’ waters.
Argentina’s latest provincial election, before the October 23 presidential ballot, was a landslide victory for Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner supported candidates and an end to 28 years of dominance by Argentina’s main opposition party in the Patagonia province of Rio Negro.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) urged governments to recognize the vast economic and social contribution of travel and tourism - particularly as a driver of sustainable economic growth and revival.
US President Barack Obama suggested that acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, be ratified in office, the White House announced.