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Stories for November 2016

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Malvinas Argentine sovereignty was always promoted by Fidel Castro

    “I was defending the Malvinas claim since 1948. Over sixty years ago, as a university student I started to defend the Malvinas cause” confessed Fidel Castro

    Despite the political changes experienced by Argentina during the XXth century, the leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro always supported Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland/Malvinas Islands in international forae and in public statements, it has been recalled in Buenos Aires.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Fifth Dakar Rally in South America: 9.000kms in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina

    The rally will be run this coming January 2-14 in Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina over nearly 9.000kms of roads, tracks and dunes, with a stay at high-altitude

    The official presentation and the route details for the 2017 edition of the Dakar Rally were unveiled this week at a ceremony in Paris. With the addition of Paraguay, the Dakar will visit the 29th country in its history and the 5th on the South American continent, but as Paraguay makes its entry into the race program Chile makes its exit.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

    Fillon elected conservative candidate for French presidential election in 2017

    “I must now convince the whole country our project is the only one that can lift us up,” a visibly moved Fillon said at his campaign headquarters

    Francois Fillon, a socially conservative free-market, won France’s center-right presidential primaries on Sunday, setting up a likely showdown next year with far-right leader Marine Le Pen that the pollsters expect him to win. Fillon, who went into Sunday’s second-round run-off as firm favorite, had won over 67% of the vote in a head-to-head battle with another ex-prime minister, Alain Juppe.

  • Monday, November 28th 2016 - 07:06 UTC

    Argentina takes its first David Cup title following four final defeats

    “It's tough for me to speak, but I did my best and this is amazing,” said Del Potro, who overcame 34 aces to prevail after four hours and 53 minutes.

    Argentina completed an improbable comeback to claim its first Davis Cup title, storming back from the brink of elimination to defeat Croatia on Sunday. Argentina was one set from defeat in the fourth rubber, with Marin Cilic leading Juan Martin del Potro two sets to love, and they would mount a historic rally to lift the trophy. Del Potro turned in his first career two-set comeback 6-7(4), 2-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-3, followed by a clutch 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win for Federico Delbonis over Ivo Karlovic.

  • Sunday, November 27th 2016 - 11:52 UTC

    Losing US presidential candidates cry electronic vote foul, seek manual recount

    Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein's move for manual vote recount is very unlikely to reverse Trump's victory

    Former Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein has launched a campaign to recount the votes in three key states where Donald Trump seized victory. For the Republicans, it is just an “expensive political stuntt” since the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would need to reverse results in all three of those states to reach a different outcome.

  • Sunday, November 27th 2016 - 11:49 UTC

    At least nine dead in Costa Rica after Hurricane Otto

    Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis was quick to announce “Deceased: zero”; then he needed to rephrase: “Nine casualtires”.

    Hurricane Otto finally made its way through Central American and onto the Pacific Ocean Friday leaving at least nine people dead in Costa Rica in villages of The northern part of the country, bordering Nicaragua, where some 7,000 villagers had to me moved into shelters.

  • Sunday, November 27th 2016 - 11:06 UTC

    US actor Steven Seagal granted Russian citizenship, receives his passport from Putin himself

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hands in Steven Seagal his new Russian passport

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has given a Russian passport to US action film star Steven Seagal in a moved aimed at easing relations with the United States.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 13:44 UTC

    Whole world -even Palestinians- helps Israel fight fires gone beyond control

    Even Palestinians came to help Israel fight the fire in Haifa

    Palestinian firefighters and trucks and firefighting aircraft from Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Russia joined the operation to put down the flames. For four days, Israel has fought in its entire territory dozens of fires that spread thanks to a great drought and strong winds.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 13:36 UTC

    IDB US$ 60m loan to expand sewage and rainwater drainage in Montevideo

    Work will also be carried out to complete a liquid waste disposal system in the west of the city. This will help improve water quality in Montevideo and nearby beaches.

    Uruguay will expand sewage and rainwater drainage systems in Montevideo and improve management of City Hall's sanitation system thanks to a US$60 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The money represents the second stage of a line of credit that the IDB approved for investment projects in December 2006.

  • Saturday, November 26th 2016 - 13:23 UTC

    Temer administration further weakened by more corruption claims: calls for impeachment

    Temer, who is deeply unpopular, has been struggling to push through an ambitious austerity agenda to pull Brazil out of its worst recession in decades.

    A Brazilian minister resigned on Friday amid allegations that he enlisted President Michel Temer's help to pressure a fellow Cabinet member to approve a luxury apartment development project in a preservation zone. The announcement feeds a growing scandal over alleged misuse of power that threatens Temer's presidency only six months after he replaced a predecessor ousted from office by Congress — and at a time corruption investigations have tarred many senior politicians.