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Stories for November 29th 2014

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:45 UTC

    Vazquez and Mujica disputing the leadership of Uruguay's ruling Broad Front

    Vazquez victory on Sunday would confirm a third consecutive administration for the Broad Front coalition, in all cases with legislative majority

    On Sunday Uruguayan voters will confirm in a runoff the country's next president, which according to all forecasts will be Tabare Vazquez. An oncologist by training, former president (2005/2009) and former mayor of the City of Montevideo, Vazquez and the Broad Front coalition was just less than three percentage points short of the needed 50% in the first round on October 26.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:41 UTC

    Chile and UK sponsor 'Mining and sustainability' seminar in Antofagasta

    Chilean and UK officials during the seminar held in Antofagasta

    The British Embassy joined the Chilean British Chamber of Commerce and Plan CREO from the city of Antofagasta to host the Seminar “Antofagasta: City, Mining and Sustainability, Where are we headed?” which took place last week at the National Library of the city.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:30 UTC

    Health professionals from Latam and Caribbean train for management of Ebola

    ”The goal of the workshops is to strengthen the clinical response capacity of doctors and nurses assigned to treat Ebola patients,” said Dr. Marcos Espinal

    Health professionals from more than 30 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean will receive training in clinical management of Ebola in three upcoming workshops sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). The workshops are part of a series of PAHO/WHO actions intended to help countries strengthen their preparedness for potential cases of Ebola.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

    IDB loan for Uruguay to promote quality investments and exports

    The program will support Uruguay's efforts to consolidate a series of wide-ranging sector reforms aimed at boosting policies to attract investment.

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a 120 million dollars loan to finance the second phase of Uruguay's Strategic International Positioning Program. Its goal is to consolidate the country's international positioning, contributing to an increase in investments—mainly those aimed at high value-added sectors— and exports.

  • Saturday, November 29th 2014 - 04:47 UTC

    Argentine swimmer crosses the Falklands' sound in 2 hours and 7 minutes

    Argentine amateur distance swimmer Agustin Barletti (53) swam across Falklands Sound on November 9 in 2 hours and 7 minutes. The Argentine, who has also swum the Strait of Gibraltar between Europe and Africa hit it lucky with calm weather and the swell only increasing as he finished.