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Stories for May 5th 2014

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 21:29 UTC

    Malvinas Islands British occupation a 'latent threat' for Uruguay's defense policy

    Minister Fernandez Huidobro, very close to Mujica and a supporter of Argentine foreign policy

    The Uruguayan government considers the British occupation of the Malvinas Islands as a 'latent threat' according to a work-paper with basic points of the country's defense policy and which is to be made public this week, some excerpts of which were advanced by the pro-government daily La Republica.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 07:24 UTC

    Varela wins Panama election, defeats Martinelli's incumbent candidate

    The next president, broke away with the ruling party and campaigned against corruption and Martinelli's iron-fist style

    Panama’s Electoral Committee declared opposition candidate Juan Carlos Varela as the winner of Sunday's election and the country's next president: he captured 39% of the vote with more than 80% of ballots counted. In Panama there is no run-off and no re-election so president Ricardo Martinelli nominated his successor and completed the ticket with his wife, Marta Linares de Martinelli.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 07:04 UTC

    Uruguay displaces Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil

    Dairy farming in Uruguay has been increasing sustainably for decades

    Uruguay's dairy industry has overtaken Argentina as the main supplier of milk to Brazil, according to Globo Rural, a Brazilian site which specializes in farming news. “Brazil's imports were globally 60% Argentine milk and the rest, 40% from Uruguay, but now Uruguay has moved to over 50%, meaning Argentina is losing ground in Latam largest economy and leading Mercosur partner”, Anibal Schaller manager of the Milk Industry Center, admitted to Globo Rural.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:52 UTC

    London concerned Spanish actions against Gibraltar are damaging bilateral relations

    ”It is important that we act in ways that do not make life still more difficult for businesses and ordinary citizens in Gibraltar” said Europe minister Lidington

    The British Government has again voiced public concern that Spanish actions against Gibraltar are damaging its bilateral relationship with Spain. In a response to a parliamentary question in the House of Commons, Europe Minister David Lidington said Britain was keeping its options open on how to respond to Spain.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

    West will never go to war over non-NATO Ukraine

    Putin: to invade or not to invade Ukraine

    By Gwynne Dyer - With due apologies to God, Voltaire and the Ukrainians, I must point out that if Ukraine did not exist, it would not be necessary to invent it.It is not a great power, it has no resources the world cannot do without, and it is not a “vital strategic interest” to anybody except the Ukrainians. Not even to the Russians, although they are acting at the moment as though it were.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:42 UTC

    Foreign tourists in Britain expected to spend 46 billion dollars by 2017

    Russia and the UAE will break into the top 10; Chinese tourists spending will jump 84% to over a billion pounds this year

    Spending by foreign tourists in Britain is set to rise 34% to over 27 billion pounds (46 billion dollars) a year by 2017, according to research published on Friday, boosting the country's retail and leisure industries.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:31 UTC

    Mosquito transmitted Chikungunya has become an epidemic in the Caribbean

    Caribbean PHA, Dr James Hospedales: 4,108 probable cases in 14 countries across the region

    The head of the Caribbean Public Health Authority (CARPHA), Dr James Hospedales, has declared the Chikungunya virus has reached epidemic proportions in the Caribbean. The mosquito-borne illness was first detected in the Caribbean in December 2013, in St Martin, and last week Antigua and St Vincent and the Grenadines became the latest countries to declare an outbreak.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:24 UTC

    “Least difficult phase of economic growth is now over”, IMF top official tells Latam

    Werner said Latam countries closely-linked to the US economy will have a better year

    IMF Director for the Western Hemisphere Department Alejandro Werner has once again called on Latin America to embark upon economic reforms, claiming that the “least difficult” phase of economic growth is now over.

  • Monday, May 5th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

    The Lancet acknowledges Argentina's child mortality rates have dropped dramatically

    According to the most prestigious medical journal, there are 14.2 under five child deaths per 1,000 births in Argentina

    Argentina has been improving its mortality rates over the past decades, as it was revealed on Friday by the prestigious medical journal The Lancet. Although Argentina's rates are better than other countries in the region, including Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay and Chile among others still have the better numbers.