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Stories for April 12th 2014

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 09:03 UTC

    Argentine government disavows the strike and confirms current policies

    “Not a speck of chance of modifying the current course” said Labor minister Tomada

    The Argentine government said on Friday there is no turning back of current policies despite the massive national strike that paralyzed the country on Thursday and insisted that the real impact was the result of the roadblocks in the accesses to the main cities.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:59 UTC

    Brazilian police investigation into money laundering includes Petrobras

    Petrobras president Graca Foster fully collaborated with the court order

    Brazil's Federal police confirmed on Friday that it had orders from a Parana federal judge to raid Petrobras offices in search of documentation related to an alleged major money laundering scheme but it was not necessary because of the collaboration from the country's largest oil and gas corporation officials.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:45 UTC

    Oil race fuels new Falklands chapter

    ”The war completely changed the Falklands from an economic perspective,” said Mike Summers

    The following article from the Sydney Morning Herald was written by Chris Zappone, who recently visited the Falkland Islands as a guest of the local government and the Foreign Office.The Falkland Islands are not an easy place to reach. Flights come only weekly. Cruise ships making the trip brave frigid seas, freezing nights and recently, harassment from Argentine dockworkers.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:40 UTC

    G20 give the US until year-end to ratify long delayed reforms to IMF

    Some Republicans in Congress have complained the changes would cost too much at a time Washington was running big budget deficits

    Finance chiefs from around the globe gave the United States until year-end to ratify long-delayed reforms to the International Monetary Fund and threatened to move forward without it if it fails to do so.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:29 UTC

    Memorial unveiling to commemorate the Battle of the River Plate

    Britain's National Memorial Arboretum

    With consular representation from New Zealand and Uruguay, survivors of the first major naval battle of the Second World War will gather at Britain's National Memorial Arboretum to unveil a memorial commemorating the event. The Battle of the River Plate took place 75 years ago and less than a dozen veterans are still alive from this, the only episode of the war to take place in South America.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:21 UTC

    Atlantic patrol HMS Portland busy in Angola and South Africa

    Table Mountain provides an impressive background to HMS Portland’s berth on the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront

    The Plymouth based frigate, HMS Portland currently deployed on South Atlantic tasking reached this week South Africa's Cape Town where she was involved in promoting Britain and in charity activities. Previously she made a short stop in the Angolan capital, Luanda to highlight UK’s relationship with Angola and provide training to Angolan Navy personnel.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:12 UTC

    Police and squatters clash in Rio do Janeiro next to the Maracana stadium

    In anticipation of the World Cup Brazil has stepped up security efforts in the metropolis

    A dozen people were hurt and 27 arrested Friday in clashes between police and some of the roughly 5,000 squatters occupying a vacant industrial property in Rio do Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city. Militants among the squatters set fire to several vehicles including a police patrol as they sought to remain on the site in the impoverished Engenho Novo neighborhood just steps away from the iconic Maracana stadium.

  • Saturday, April 12th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

    Peruvian president Humala honoured as “Statesman of the Year” in Canada

    Humala meets Prime Minister Harper: 'Canada a strategic partner' for Peru

    Peruvian President Ollanta Humala at the end of his three day visit to Canada was honoured in Toronto by the Canadian Council of the Americas with the “Statesman of the Year” annual award. On thanking the award President Humala said that Peru during this year is expected to expand over 5.5% while investment is set to increase by 8%.