Global meat production rose to 297 million tons in 2011, an increase of 0.8% over 2010 levels, and is projected to reach 302 million tons by the end of 2012, according to new research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute.
While the mantle of the world largest beef exporting nation has traditionally been a three-way race between Australia, Brazil and the US, 2012 has seen India race ahead of the pack, with expectations for Indian beef exports to grow again in 2013.
Working on experience gained from the relocation of thousands of tons of equipment from Aberdeen to the Falkland Islands for the round of exploratory drilling started in 2010 has helped a Scottish company launch a software program set to revolutionize the oil and gas industry.
“Crystal Serenity” became the first cruise vessel licensed to operate and exploit casinos in Chilean waters, reported this week the country’s Casino Games Commission, SCJ. However the ruling also points out that the company authorized to operate the on board casinos must suspend gambling during docking and departure and while sailing inside the three miles.
Transparency International described corruption as “a plague which destroys lives, communities and countries, and feeds armed conflicts and wars”, during the opening in Brazil of the 15th International Anti Corruption Conference.
Colombian ambassador Jorge Barrantes will be returning to his post in Asunción this weekend, the first Unasur country member to do so, according to Paraguayan Foreign minister Jose Fernandez Estigarribia. Chile is also expected to adopt a similar decision in the near future.
Argentine pro and anti-government officials, politicians and lawmakers took to the nation’s radio stations to speak out on Thursday’s planned 8-N anti-government pot-banging protest, highlighting issues of class and ethics, but denying that the measure could be comparable to the magnitude of protests that took place in 2001.
Milton Keynes North MP Mark Lancaster will be in the Falkland Islands for Remembrance Sunday as the British Government’s representative. HRH the Duke of Kent will also be attending the ceremonies.
President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With results in from most states, the US first African American president has secured the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the race.
As happened in the Argentine Senate a couple of weeks ago, 107 members (out of 257) from the Lower House, and from all opposition parties, subscribed on Tuesday a manifest pledging non support for any initiative to amend the Constitution with the purpose of opening the way for a second re-election.