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Stories for May 2013

  • Friday, May 31st 2013 - 02:14 UTC

    Argentine cabinet surprise shuffle: Puricelli to Security and Rossi to Defence

    Puricelli  (C) leaves Defence and is replaced by Rossi who moves from the Lower House and Nilda Garre becomes Ambassador

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez shuffled her cabinet appointing Defence minister Arturo Puricelli at the Security ministry and Agustin Rossi until now head of the government’s block in the Lower House, in Defence. Removed Nilda Garré is to be appointed as the new ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS.

  • Friday, May 31st 2013 - 01:28 UTC

    Call for urgent total ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship in the Americas

    Only five countries in the Americas have total bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

    On World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on countries throughout the Americas to ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Such bans are one of the most effective ways to reduce consumption of tobacco, which kills some 1 million people every year in this hemisphere.

  • Thursday, May 30th 2013 - 02:29 UTC

    Insulza announced he will complete his term mandate as OAS head.

    OAS Secretary José Miguel Insulza

    The secretary general of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, plans to finish his term as head of the organisation. In an interview with El Pais (Madrid), the Chilean socialist political veteran has said that he still has two more years as head of the OAS thus quelling rumours about his resignation.

  • Thursday, May 30th 2013 - 00:10 UTC

    President Mujica to meet Pope Francis

    Two men who live what they preach

    On Saturday June 1st the President of Uruguay, José Mujica, will meet Pope Francis. Mujica has been quoted as saying he does not believe in the Catholic Church but he “admires” it and that he hopes to open avenues of cooperation to advance on social issues in his country.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 23:00 UTC

    Argentina: The volcano has the last word

    Gov. Sapag: “the volcano will have the last word”

    With the imminent eruption of Copahue volcano, the governor of Neuquén, Jorge Sapag, said that, “the volcano will have the last word”, and has asked to wait 72 hours, as the specialists recommended, not to give rise to false expectations amongst the evacuees.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:55 UTC

    Puerto Rican Lawyer speaks at the UN Decolonisation Committee seminar

    Reveron “America does not evince the slightest intention of encouraging or permitting a true exercise of self-determination”

    At a UN Decolonisation Committee seminar, Wilma Reveron, a Puerto Rican lawyer said that the U.S. has made it clear that they do not intend to allow a true exercise of self-determination in Puerto Rico.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:37 UTC

    Copahue volcano eruption imminent

    Sheep walk with the Copahue volcano spewing ashes in the background in Neuquen province ^(Photo AFP)

    After the Copahue volcano on the Neuquén provincial Andean border with Chile began spewing smoke due to an increase in seismic activity, a red alert was issued by Chilean authorities ordering the full evacuation of an estimated 3,000 people.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:32 UTC

    Obama to welcome Rousseff: a “new era” starts in Brazil

    President Obama during his visit at Planalto (Photo file)

    A communiqué released today by the White House said, “The President and First Lady will host Dilma Rousseff, President of the Federative Republic of Brazil, for an official State Visit with a State Dinner at the White House on October 23,” in what the United States hopes will mark the start of “a new era in relations”, as announced by Vice President Joe Biden, in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Wednesday, May 29th 2013 - 20:21 UTC

    Streetview Buenos Aires

    Washout in Buenos Aires

    By Albert Canil (*) - As Wrong As Rain - Yesterday saw Argentines fearful of a sequel to the tragic flood that took more than 54 lives in early April. For once weathermen would have chosen to be wrong but night overtook day and the heavens opened: in some neighbourhoods the rain gauges mercilessly read more than 52 mm of rainfall between 11:30 and 2 pm.

  • Tuesday, May 28th 2013 - 22:05 UTC

    Uruguay’s Mujica: Integration with Asia is our “Strategy for the Future”

    President Mujica at the Uruguay Day at the China International Fair for Trade in Services

    On Tuesday Uruguayan President Jose Mujica said that the policy of integrating the economies of Asia and his country is a necessary “strategy for the future.”