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Stories for June 2015

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:52 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego governorship goes for a Cristina Fernandez ally

    Last Sunday, Bertone won the first round of voting after mustering 42.26% of the votes against the 34.24% Sciurano.

    President Cristina Fernandez Victory Front candidate for Tierra del Fuego Rosana Bertone will be the next governor of the province, after rival Federico Sciurano conceded defeat in the race to succeed Fabiana Ríos. With 70.9% of ballot stations counted Victory Front senator Bertone led with 50.1% of votes compared to 46.52% for Sciurano, from the opposition led coalition.

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:44 UTC

    Aerolineas Argentinas and the stripper who pulled the take off throttle

    Vicky and her two new friends in a selfie taken in the Buenos Aires Rosario flight

    Argentina's flag carrier sacked two pilots and banned a glamorous star and part time stripper from flying in the airline following the release of a video where she is seen in the cabin manipulating some of the instruments when taking off and landing. Victoria Xipolitakis personally offered the recording in her cellular to a local television channel triggering immediate reaction from Aerolineas Argentinas, air security authorities and even passengers.

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:20 UTC

    Greek banks closed and Tsipras takes the dispute with ECB and IMF to the brink

    Greece is due to make a €1.6bn payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday - the same day that its current bailout expires.

    Greek banks are to remain closed and capital controls will be imposed, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced. Speaking after the European Central Bank (ECB) said it was not increasing emergency funding to Greek banks, Tsipras underlined Greek deposits were safe.

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 06:08 UTC

    Loathed at home, Dilma Rousseff tries to rebuild image among US investors

    Rousseff, who arrived Saturday, kicked off her US visit by meeting Sunday in New York with a group of about 20 Brazilian business leaders.

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff met Sunday with investors in New York on the first day of a long-delayed US visit aimed at overcoming strains caused by the NSA spying scandal. Revelations two years ago that the US National Security Agency electronically eavesdropped on Rousseff's email and other communications prompted her to angrily call off an official visit to Washington that had been set for October 2013.

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 05:58 UTC

    Greece in the Caribbean: Puerto Rico admits it's broke and can't pay debts

    “The debt is not payable,” governor García Padilla said. “There is no other option. I would love to have an easier option. This is not politics, this is math.”

    Puerto Rico’s governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has admitted that the island cannot pay its roughly $72 billion dollars in debts, an admission that will probably have wide-reaching financial repercussions beginning Monday. Last week the governor and his top staff anticipated they would seek significant concessions from the island’s creditors.

  • Monday, June 29th 2015 - 05:38 UTC

    Argentine judge orders seizure of Falklands' oil companies assets

    Timerman anticipated that on Monday he will formally request that the stock exchange regulators in London and New York implement the judge's order.

    Argentina will pursue in Britain and the United States a local judge's order to seize assets of oil drillers operating in the disputed Falklands Islands, the Argentine foreign minister Hector Timerman said in an interview published in a government financed newspaper on Sunday.

  • Sunday, June 28th 2015 - 10:22 UTC

    Argentina's economy picks up 1.1% during first quarter compared to a year ago

    Argentina announced that this agriculture year it will reach a record harvest of 116 million tons with soybeans making over half of the total

    Argentina's GDP increased 1.1% during the first three months of 2015 compared to the same period last year, boosted by the domestic market and growths in the agricultural and construction sectors, the official Indec statistics bureau has revealed. This is the second quarter running that records an advance, following a drop in last year's third quarter.

  • Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:44 UTC

    Ambassador Castro hosts social promotion activity of probably Argentina's next First Lady

    Soledad Peralta, Banco Provincia Foundation; Carolina González Bunster, founder of “Walkabout” next to Ambassador Castro and Karina Rabolini

    The president of the Argentine Banco Provincia foundation, Karina Rabolini, signed on Friday at the Embassy of Argentina in the United Kingdom a cooperation agreement with “Walkabout Foundation”, a non-profit organization that focuses on funding research to find a cure for paralysis and donating wheelchairs to people in need around the world.

  • Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:25 UTC

    Vatican signs first treaty with 'State of Palestine; supports two-state solution

    Pope Francis shakes hands with Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas during a visit to the Vatican

    The Vatican signed on Friday its first treaty with the “State of Palestine”, calling for “courageous decisions” to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a two-state solution. The treaty concerned the Catholic Church's activities in areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

  • Saturday, June 27th 2015 - 07:08 UTC

    Falklands/Malvinas, a territorial integrity issue; a C24 visiting mission would have to be to Buenos Aires and London

    Sending a visitors' mission would have to be to Bs As and London to emphasize, “Gentlemen, when are you going to sit and negotiate”, said Lasso Mendoza

    The president of the UN Decolonization Special Committee (C24), Xavier Lasso Mendoza argued that the Falklands/Malvinas issue is a territorial integrity and sovereignty dispute between two countries, and since there is no subjugated people in the Islands, if a visiting mission is to be sent, it would have to be to Buenos Aires and London, with the simple message, ”when are you going to sit and begin negotiations?