Former member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly Dick Sawle has been appointed as Falklands Complaints Commissioner, which is a similar role to that of an Ombudsman in the UK. Sawle was appointed by Governor Nigel Haywood and his post came into effect on 15 January 2014 for a period of two years.
Unsurprisingly, most Australians don’t know much about the Falkland Islands, so visiting Legislative Assembly member Mike Summers faced lots of questions during his trip to Melbourne this week.
Argentina oil company YPF is courting Malaysia's Petronas as a possible partner to develop the promising Vaca Muerta shale, according to reports. YPF chief executive Miguel Galuccio was in Kuala Lumpur for a meeting on Wednesday with Petronas leader Tan Sri Dato Shamsul Azhar Abbas, the La Nacion newspaper reported.
The Celac summit in Cuba underlined in its final declaration its determination to strengthen the regional space among Latin American and Caribbean countries and at the same time ratified its full support for Argentina's claim over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez underwent tests for an incident of lumbago or back pain at a Buenos Aires hospital on Wednesday afternoon, according to an official release from the hospital and the Government House Public Communication Office. Early morning the president arrived from Cuba where she attended the Celac summit.
Passengers staggered off a Royal Caribbean ship reeking of vomit and diarrhea at its home port on Wednesday after their cruise was cut short by an apparent stomach bug that felled nearly 700 vacationers and crew. Cheers erupted from the Explorer of the Seas as the vessel pulled into Bayonne, New Jersey, in New York Harbor.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez celebrated the advances in integration achieved by Latin America and the Caribbean, and thanked country members for their support in Argentina's claim over the Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands sovereignty.
Following on an initiative from the standing Bureau of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, Argentina's Secretary Related to Malvinas and other South Atlantic Islands Affairs, Daniel Filmus held a meeting with its members on Tuesday at UN headquarters in New York.