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Stories for April 2nd 2014

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 22:22 UTC

    'Malvinas Islands'/'Gaucho Rivero' 50-Peso bill to honor Argentine fallen soldiers

    The Argentine bill which currently has a value equivalent to approximately 5 US dollars

    As part of the commemorations of the “Day of the Veterans and Fallen in the Falklands War”, or the 32nd anniversary of the start of the South Atlantic conflict with the UK, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez unveiled a new 50-Peso bill that will carry a map of the Malvinas Islands and is to be soon issued.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 21:25 UTC

    Cristina Fernández blasts UK and NATO on Malvinas invasion anniversary

    The Argentine president during her 30 minute speech at Malvinas Hall next to her full cabinet

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández on the 32nd anniversary of the Malvinas Islands invasion by Argentine forces which triggered war (and defeat) with the UK, questioned the British government for not abiding by UN resolutions calling for Falklands sovereignty talks and suggested UK should be less involved in wars and more in looking after its own people.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:06 UTC

    Ambassador Castro calls for dialogue; but ignores Falkland Islanders rights and wishes

    “UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world” argues Ambassador Alicia Castro

    On the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, 2 April 1982, the Argentine embassy in London made public a release saying that the UK and Argentina have the opportunity to set an example to the world, and future generations by resolving the Malvinas question through peaceful and diplomatic means.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 20:03 UTC

    Apostle Matthew and the Falklands/Malvinas controversy

    Contrary to the Falklands, Argentina was a vast territory with a significant indigenous population

    A Falkland Islands supporter has sent the following caricature referred to the alleged “double standards” to which Argentine president Cristina Fernández and former Senator Daniel Filmus, head of the Foreign Ministry Malvinas Affairs office, repeatedly invoke when discussing the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the policy of ignoring the Islands population and their rights.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 19:48 UTC

    Falklands' MLA Short to Cristina Fernandez: “how low can you get”

    “Rather sick, the celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”, twitted MLA Short

    An exchange of tweets between Falkland Islands elected member of the Legislative Assembly Gavin Short and Argentine official Daniel Filmus has caused uproar in Argentina because the MLA describes as “rather sick” the “celebration of a brutal invasion of innocent civilians”.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:29 UTC

    World Bank will increase lending capacity by 100bn to 300bn in the next ten years

    President Jim Yong Kim made the announcement during a speech in Washington

    The World Bank announced on Tuesday a series of measures to strengthen the bank resources including a 100 billion dollars increase in the lending capacity for middle-income countries over the next decade, new innovations in financial management, and a boost in the institution’s ability to provide private sector support.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:23 UTC

    Venezuelan opposition lawmaker and supporters cleared from square with tear gas

    Maria Corina Machado pledged to keep protesting (Photo Reuters)

    Venezuelan troops dispersed opposition demonstrators with tear gas on Tuesday and blocked anti-government activist Maria Corina Machado, recently stripped of her seat in the National Assembly, from reaching the legislature.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:14 UTC

    Malvinas bilateral sovereignty negotiations are 'inevitable' because of growing world consensus

    Filmus recalls its fifty years since the famous UN resolution calling for bilateral dialogue on the Malvinas issue

    Bilateral negotiations with the UK over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty are 'inevitable' because of the growing international pressure and consensus among countries, forecasted Daniel Filmus head of the Argentine Foreign ministry Malvinas Islands Affairs Office. His statement comes on the 32nd anniversary of the Argentine military invasion on the Falklands in 1982.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 08:05 UTC

    “Our Malvinas” photo exhibit opened in the Argentine congress

    Timerman during the opening of the exhibit

    On the eve of a new anniversary of the Argentine military invasion of the Falkland Islands, (2 April 1982) Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman said that when Great Britain finally agrees to sit for negotiations over the disputed Malvinas there will be “no way to deny” the Islands belong to Argentina.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 07:56 UTC

    Brazil closes first quarter with the worst trade balance result since 1994

    However in March the country managed a modest 112 million dollars surplus

    The Brazilian trade balance posted a 112 million surplus in March with exports totaling 17.628 billion dollars and imports, 17.516 billion. It has been the worst result for March since 2001, when a 276.1 million deficit was recorded while the combined deficit for the first quarter of the year, 6.1bn dollars, is the worst result since records started being kept, in 1994.

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