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Stories for April 24th 2014

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentine and China reaffirm close trade and political links

     Minister Wang Yi with President Cristina Fernadez at the Casa Rosada

    Argentine President Cristina Fernández received on Wednesday China’s Foreign Ministry Wang Yi and signed several trade agreements, including aerospace infrastructure at the Government House, Buenos Aires City. During the meeting, the president was accompanied by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich, Economy Minister Axel Kicillof, Federal Planning Minister Carlos Julio De Vido and Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman, with whom Wang Yi had a previous meeting.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:59 UTC

    China making inroads into Brazilian trade with Argentina, says CNI

    “We are losing our market in Latin America. Our competitiveness is being constantly called into question”, complains Carlos Abijaodi

    Argentina's economic situation has hit Brazil harder than its other commercial partners, as China has been making inroads into Brazilian trade with Argentina. Chinese exports to Argentina have more than tripled in the last ten years, according to a study carried out by Brazil's National Confederation of Industry, (CNI).

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:42 UTC

    Falkland Islands' “Agency of the Year” for Sulivan Shipping

    Sulivan Shipping Cruise Coordinator Sammy Marsh and Managing Director John Pollard

    “Agency of the Year”, for Sulivan Shipping and “Managing Director” to Roddy Napier, were among the outstanding performers of the Falkland Islands third Tourism Awards presentation which took place at Government House, Stanley, with the presence of Acting Governor John Duncan, tourist board and industry representatives and a large crowd.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:35 UTC

    Argentine government cancels releases on poverty and indigence

    Under government stats poverty in Argentina comprises 4.7% of the population but for the Catholic university, 25%

    Argentina's Statistics and Census Institute (Indec) postponed the release of figures from the so-called House Poll, which includes strategic information regarding poverty and indigence rates, officials from that entity confirmed on Wednesday afternoon.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:28 UTC

    Turkey offers condolences to grandchildren of Armenians killed by the Ottoman army

    PM Tayyip Erdogan act was described as 'historic', but insufficient by Armenian communities worldwide

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan offered what the government said were unprecedented condolences on Wednesday to the grandchildren of Armenians killed in World War One by Ottoman soldiers.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:10 UTC

    Paraguay moving closer to Pacific Alliance; expects invitation for summit in Mexico

    Deputy minister Gonzalez will be travelling to Colombia and Mexico to continue discussions for full membership of the Alliance

    A top Paraguayan official will be travelling to Colombia to establish 'closer links' with the Pacific Alliance and advance with the country's full membership request. Paraguay currently with observer status is also waiting for the official invitation to participate in the Pacific Alliance summit scheduled for 22 June in Mexico.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 07:05 UTC

    Argentine broad front opens possibility of runoff dispute in 2015 presidential election

    Binner, Scioli, Massa, Cobos, Macri , one of them will possibly replace Cristina Fernandez when she steps down in December 2015

    Political analyst Rosendo Fraga believes that with the integration this week of the Broad Front, Argentina in the 2015 presidential elections in the hypothetical case of a runoff, would experience a dispute not between two Peronists options, as opinion polls have indicated to far, but with a non Peronist alternative.

  • Thursday, April 24th 2014 - 02:25 UTC

    Brazil sets the path for the future of a free, open and transparent internet

    President Rousseff at the opening of the NETMundial conference in Sao Paulo

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said at the Wednesday opening of a gathering in Sao Paulo that no country can have “more weight than another” in governing cyberspace. Delegations from more than 85 countries are attending the NETMundial international conference which during two days will debate Internet issues and try to reach an agreement on a new oversight model.