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Stories for March 27th 2016

  • Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 12:52 UTC

    Argentina, on a UN decision expands continental shelf area by 35% to 350 miles

     “We're reaffirming our sovereignty rights over the resources from our continental shelf, minerals, hydrocarbons and sedentary species”, Ms Malcorra was quoted

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to officially announce on Monday the external limit of Argentina's continental shelf based on a unanimous decision from the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, (dependent from the Oceans and Law of the Sea), which adds to Argentina's shelf 1.7 million square kilometers, apparently confirming areas surrounding the Falklands/Malvinas, other South Atlantic islands and the Antarctica Argentine sector.

  • Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 05:12 UTC

    “Times are changing” Rolling Stones play in Cuba to hundreds of thousands

    No more. “Years ago it was difficult to hear our music but here we are,” Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger told the crowd in Spanish. “The times are changing.”

    On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first major international rock band to play in Cuba, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to a free concert at a decrepit sports complex on the road to the airport. For years, following the Cuban revolution, rock music was banned on Cuban state TV and radio. Cubans who wore long hair and beards faced harassment from officials, including Fidel Castro who told them to dress like men.

  • Sunday, March 27th 2016 - 05:07 UTC

    Rousseff “D Day”: on Tuesday main coalition ally decides if it continues support

    “On Tuesday we are going to clearly defend that PMDB must withdraw from support, hand in positions and serenely wait for events to evolve”, said Picciani

    The government of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, her mentor Lula da Silva and their Workers Party fear very much that next Tuesday could become “D Day”, since its main ally the PMDB, and with the largest representation in Congress, will be holding an extraordinary meeting of the national directory to decide whether to continue or step down from the ruling convention.