The holding of a self-determination referendum in the Falklands Islands in March this year attracted media attention all over the world. Once more, British democratic culture and the concept of self-determination clashed with government by decree and the use of force to impose a certain political system. Some weeks later, with the Islands out of the limelight but while tensions remain, Help Catalonia talked to Hon. Dick Sawle, one of the members of the local Legislative Assembly.
Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the North Falkland Basin oil and gas company, announces that at a hearing today, the Companies Court of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice confirmed the cancellation of the Company's share premium account (Cancellation of Share Premium Account). The Cancellation of the Share Premium Account is expected to become effective tomorrow, 4 July 2013.
The Argentine Coast Guard (the Prefectura) has captured a Spanish flagged vessel in waters of the Argentine Sea that was carrying out fishing activities presumed to be without authorisation, Coast Guard sources confirmed to EFE today.
President Dilma Rousseff sent Congress reform proposals on Tuesday intended to make Brazilian politics more representative in a bid to recoup popularity she lost in a wave of angry protests against the country's political establishment.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is in Peru this week, returning to the place where he says his interest in poverty reduction was first piqued.
President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s wish of being able to print dollars is coming true as the central bank begins issuing dollar-denominated certificates today that trade in pesos.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, expressed his deep displeasure with the decision of the aviation authorities of several European countries that denied the use of airspace to the plane carrying the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, from Moscow to La Paz.
The plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales home from Russia was rerouted to Austria on Tuesday after France and Portugal refused to let it cross their airspace because of suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was on board, the country's foreign minister said.