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Stories for November 2016

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 08:21 UTC

    Identification of Argentine soldiers' remains in Falklands: Geneva meeting in December

    There is a consensus among the Falklands, London and Buenos Aires that the best time for the forensic identification are the coming summer austral months

    Argentine and British diplomats will be meeting next 10 December in Geneva with the Red Cross to advance in the identification of the remains of 123 Argentine combatants buried at Darwin cemetery in the Falkland islands since 1982.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 08:05 UTC

    European lawmakers in Argentina to boost EU/Mercosur trade talks

    “We will never reach any trade accord, unless we are not willing to face the domestic resistances, be it in Europe or in Mercosur”, said MEP Assis

    A European Union parliament delegation of fourteen lawmakers is in Buenos Aires to prop Mercosur/EU trade talks, and even admitting there has been advances, and prospects are encouraging, they also acknowledged that many objections from both sides persist.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:53 UTC

    OPEC Crude Basket Drops to $44.53

     Drop in crude price announced

    The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries dropped to $44.53, the OPEC Secretariat said on Wednesday in Vienna.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:43 UTC

    Chief Kirchnerite Senator calls for an end on naivety regarding immigration

    Senator Miguel Angel Pichetto lays the blame on immigrants

    Miguel Angel Pichetto, chairman of the Victory Front (FPV) in the Upper House, said Wednesday that Argentina has always worked “as a social adjustment tool for crime in Bolivia and Peru.”“How much misery can Argentina put up with by receiving poor immigrants?” Pichetto said in a TV interview.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:35 UTC

    Chilean group interested in Alas to meet with Uruguayan government

    Alas Uruguay hopes to survive through new investors

    Chilean airline LAW (Latin American Wings) had submitted a letter of intent on Friday and now it intends to go ahead with the talks. Company representatives are expectd to arrive in Montevideo on Thursday to hold meetings with Alas Uruguay authorities and with the Transport and Public Works Minister Victor Rossi.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:25 UTC

    Uruguayan pulp mill passes pollution tests - Gualeguaychú not quite

    Controversial pulp mill not as polluted as Argentine side of the river

    An Argentine-Uruguayan commission took 50 samples of effluent from the pulp mill off Fray Bentos and as many in the Gualeguaychú mouth of the river in Entre Rios. Botnia passes test. The reports from the samples collected on the Argetine side recorded more polluting than those found off Fray Bentos. The plant's formal name is “Orion” but is widely known for its original Finnish name Botnia.

  • Thursday, November 3rd 2016 - 07:18 UTC

    Fears mount over Leopoldo López

     Lilian Tintori holds candlelight vigil outside the prison building where her husband is under arrest.

    The imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader was last seen on Friday. Wife holds candlelight vigil as Maduro fails to produce proof of life.Lilian Tintori, wife of imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez and their followers held a candlelight vigil outside the Ramo Verde jail Wednesday night as the government of Nicol疽 Maduro failed to produce a much demanded proof of life before the 8pm deadline.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 19:46 UTC

    Prefecture of the Falklands has new Apostolic Administrator, Fr. Hugh Allan

    The new Abbot Allan will support Fr John Wisdom o.praem, the priest who has ministered to the 230 Catholics on the Falklands since August 2015

    The Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, has appointed Fr Hugh Allan OPraem, Prior of Norbertine Community of St Philip's Priory, Chelmsford, as the new Apostolic Administrator of the Prefecture of the Falkland Islands and Ecclesiastical Superior of the Missions sui iuris of the islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha ad quinquennium (for a period of five years).

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 19:27 UTC

    As expected Fed leaves rates unchanged, but the real game begins in December

    Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen has been repeatedly criticized by Republican candidate Donald Trump

    The Federal Reserve, on Wednesday following a two-day meeting, and with two members dissenting, left interest rates unchanged but anticipated the FOMC “judges that the case for an increase in the federal funds rate has continued to strengthen, but decided, for the time being, to wait for some further evidence of continued progress toward its objectives”.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd 2016 - 14:19 UTC

    EU and Canada sign free trade accord, but has to clear 40 European parliaments

    Canadian PM Justin Trudeau signed the treaty along with heads of EU institutions, a step that should enable a provisional implementation of the pact early in 2017.

    The European Union and Canada signed a free trade agreement on Sunday that aims to generate jobs and growth though it must still clear some 40 national and regional parliaments in Europe in the coming years to enter fully into force.