In her speech to the 68th United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday Argentine President Cristina Fernandez stressed that regulating the financial markets is a human rights issue and claimed that Argentina has been a repeat victim of shady financial entities such as the 'vulture funds', despite having repeatedly proved it is prepared to honour debt commitments.
President Cristina Fernandez during her speech to the UN General Assembly said she hoped that the new Government in Iran would cooperate with Argentina in relation to the clarification of the attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) in Buenos Aires in 1994.
FIFA has confirmed that it will discuss the timing of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at its next executive committee meeting. The agenda for the meeting on Oct. 3-4, published on Tuesday, included the item FIFA World Cup Qatar, period of the competition.
Struggling smart-phone maker Blackberry has agreed in principle to be bought by a consortium led by Fairfax Financial for 4.7bn dollars. Blackberry said in a statement that Fairfax, its largest shareholder with about 10% of the stock, had offered 9 dollars a share in cash to buy the company.
The year 2013 is a special one for researches in the northern region of Brazil: the Ferreira Penna Scientific Station, research base of the Emílio Goeldi museum and research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology, completes 20 years of existence.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández used Tuesday’s speech in before the UN General Assembly to once more criticize British military movements in the South Atlantic, condemning the use of nuclear submarines around the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Pope Francis urged countries to welcome and respect migrants and refugees and not to treat them as pawns on the chessboard of humanity. Francis, who has made the defence of the poor and vulnerable a cornerstone of his papacy, said in a message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees that there should be a change in attitude on the part of host countries.
In a fiery speech before the UN General Assembly, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica criticized consumerism and waste, electronic surveillance which ‘poisons’ relations among nations, called for a true globalization and blasted individual greed which has “far outstripped the superior greed of the human specie”.
Argentina’s oil and gas YPF and Dow Chemical Co. Argentine unit signed a final accord to invest 188 million dollars to jointly develop shale gas at the country’s Vaca Muerta formation, in the Patagonian province of Neuquen.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly Brazilian President Dilma Roussef claimed that spying in the lives and affairs of other countries is a breach of international law and urged the United Nations to play a leading role in protecting Internet users from illegal interception of communications and data, and decried recent allegations of electronic information spying as “serious violations of human rights”.