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Stories for March 4th 2014

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:53 UTC

    Hague raises UK's concern about illegal Spanish incursions in Gibraltar waters

    MP Rosindell brought up the issue in a parliamentary question in Commons

    UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, personally raised Britain’s concerns about persistent “illegal” Spanish incursions into British Gibraltar territorial waters, it was revealed. Mr. Hague spoke to Gonzalo de Benito, the Secretary of State at the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, on February 20 on the margins of an emergency meeting of the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council to discuss the situation in Ukraine.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:44 UTC

    Several Caribbean BOTs listed in the US 2014 narcotics control strategy report

    “2014 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report”, also names major money laundering countries including the US, UK, France, Canada and Brazil

    The United States has named several Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries as major money laundering states whose financial institutions engage in currency transactions involving significant amounts of proceeds from international narcotics trafficking.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:35 UTC

    YPF oil and gas production up in January but still not enough

    President Cristina Fernández government seized a majority stake in YPF in April 2012

    Argentina's YPF increased oil and gas production by around 9% in January, continuing a trend that began in mid-last year in which the state-controlled firm reversed long-standing production declines. And while the rest of the sector continued to lag behind, oil production at least did experience a monthly increase, suggesting that YPF’s increases in output are starting to have a positive effect on the sector as a whole.

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:31 UTC

    Venezuela prepares to honor Chavez on the first anniversary of his death

     The charismatic Chavez in 14 years won a dozen national elections and became an international reference figure

    Venezuela has geared up for commemorations of populist leader Hugo Chávez's death despite continued protests against his successor that have shaken the OPEC member and threatened the legacy of “El Comandante.”

  • Tuesday, March 4th 2014 - 23:22 UTC

    Britain's new 'governor of the Falkland islands' is a provocation

    Governor Roberts and Ambassador Castro have met at the Foreign Office but apparently not did not have a good chat

    By Alicia Castro, Argentine ambassador in London - Ms Castro writes a column in The Guardian to complain about the appointment of Colin Roberts as the next Falkland Islands governor and unearths some Wikileaks cables referred to the incoming governor's attitude regarding the Chagos islanders forced eviction, and plans to ensure they will never be returned by declaring the vast area a 'marine park' allegedly questioned by US diplomacy.