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Stories for May 2016

  • Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:46 UTC

    Malcorra successfully completes negotiations with China and meets on Monday in Buenos Aires with Serra

    On Thursday Malcorra met her peer Wang Yi and said projects signed with Beijing were reviewed satisfactorily, and the strategic association was ratified

    Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra held another round of talks with high level Chinese officers in Beijing, as part of her official visit to China to promote trade, investment and the special strategic relation between the two countries. But also cut short her visit to other countries to be back in Buenos Aires next Monday in time to meet with her new Brazilian peer, Jose Serra to address the bilateral agenda and Mercosur among other issues.

  • Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:26 UTC

    Maduro admits to being mad as a hatter, but “crazy love” for Venezuela and the revolution

    “Yes, I'm mad as a mad hatter, but mad with love for Venezuela, for the Bolivarian revolution, for Chavez and his example”, admitted Maduro

    Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro admitted he “was mad as a hatter”, but “mad with love” for Venezuela, the Bolivarian revolution and for the deceased leader Hugo Chavez, in a clear reference to previous statements, without mentioning him, of Uruguayan ex president Jose Mujica.

  • Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

    Argentina nominates Susana Malcorra candidate for UN Secretary General post

     Susana Malcorra has conditions and capacities to amply comply with the tasks of the UN Secretary General office, wrote Macri in the letter

    President Mauricio Macri on Friday made official the nomination of Susana Malcorra as a candidate to the post of United Nations Secretary General, underlining that the diplomatic experience of the Argentine foreign minister will contribute to provide “creative solutions” to the challenges faced by the UN organization.

  • Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:07 UTC

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay appeal for an urgent political dialogue in Venezuela

    Malcorra, Munoz and Nin Novoa call on the Venezuelan government, National Assembly and all political forces to sit and dialogue

    Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in a joint statement released on Friday, called for political dialogue in Venezuela and offered to help with a “national reunion” of the political and social forces of the country. The appeal, with utmost respect for the principle of non interference in the internal affairs of Venezuela, was made extensive to the government, the National Assembly, under opposition control, and all political and social groups.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 18:20 UTC

    Shackleton Centenary Thanksgiving Service

    HR The Prince Royal, patrol of the UK Antartic Heritage Trust is met by Dean of Westminister The Very Reberend Dr. John Hall

    Tribute was paid to the courage and endurance of the Antarctic explorer, Sir Ernest Shackleton, and his men at a centenary service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey in London on Friday, May 20th commemorating their survival in their Trans- Antarctic expedition.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 16:37 UTC

    US supports Temer: “there has been a clear and undeniable respect for democratic institutions”

    US ambassador Michael Fitzpatrick intervened to reject the claim made by the Bolivian and Venezuelan representatives that the impeachment was a coup.

    United States ambassador before the Organization of American States, OAS, dismissed the notion that a coup is underway in Brazil and openly rejected concern voiced by other member states such as Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 11:23 UTC

    Six presidents asked to testify of ex president Menem's son death in 1995

    Menem said he believes his son was killed by the Lebanon-based group Hezbollah, which prosecutors also suspect was behind two 1990s bombings in Buenos Aires.

    An Argentine court on Wednesday asked six former presidents to testify in the investigation into the 1995 death of the son of ex-president Carlos Menem. The court requested the testimony of Fernando de la Rúa, Ramón Puerta, Adolfo Rodríguez Saá, Eduardo Camaño, Eduardo Duhalde and Cristina Fernández. All followed Menem as presidents after his 1989-1999 rule.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

    Brazil's economic interests will prevail over ideological goals, says new foreign minister

    “Diplomacy will return to transparently and firmly reflecting the legitimate values of Brazilian society and the interests of its economy” underlined Serra

    The foreign minister for Brazil's new government following the suspension of president Dilma Rousseff said that Brasilia will now pursue economic interests over ideological goals. Jose Serra, nominated by acting president Michel Temer in the wake of Rousseff's suspension for an impeachment trial, signaled that Brazil would no longer be part of the loose left/leaning alliance that exists across several Latin American countries.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 11:05 UTC

    Petrobras new CEO is a former energy minister and chief of staff

    Parente served in a number of positions under President Cardoso. He was chief of staff from 1999 to 2003 and also minister of planning and of mines and energy.

    Former Brazilian energy minister Pedro Parente has been named by acting President Michel Temer as the new CEO of state-run oil giant Petrobras. Parente was picked Thursday to replace Aldemir Bendine, an appointee of now suspended President Dilma Rousseff. The new Petrobras CEO was working as chairman of Sao Paulo-based financial bourse BM&FBovespa.

  • Friday, May 20th 2016 - 10:57 UTC

    Temer promises to appoint women to the government “a little further ahead”

    “I told Temer that in the decision-making table of the ministries it is necessary to have a woman,” said lawmaker Josi Nunes

    Acting President Michel Temer promised on Thursday that he will at some point have women in his currently all white-male Cabinet. Federal lawmaker Josi Nunes told journalists in Brasilia that Temer pledged at a meeting with congresswomen that he would be bringing females into his government “a little further ahead.”