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Stories for 2016

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 12:06 UTC

    Peña Nieto says Mexico willing to discuss NAFTA with Trump

    Enrique Peña Nieto will waive the Nafta flag to talks with Trump

    Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is well aware of his country's need to take a new approach at bilateral relations with the United States under the coming Republican presidency of Donald Trump. “We’re at the stage of prioritizing dialogue as the path through which we may able to establish a new agenda for bilateral relations,” Peña Nieto said in Lima at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:57 UTC

    Earthquake in San Juan rattles Argentina, Chile

    Earthquake hits San Juan in Argentina, shakes up vast region

    A strong earthquake with its epicenter located 19 km southwest of the city of San Juan reaching 6.5 degrees on the Richter scale took place Sunday afternoon. No casualties were reported but it was sensed as far s in Buenos Aires

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:51 UTC

    Sarkozy retires from politics after losing rightwing primary elections

    The political life of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has come to an end.

    “It is time for me to approach a life with more private passion and less public passion,” he said as he announced he would endorse his former prime minister, François Fillon, in the second round of voting next Sunday against Alain Juppé, also a former Prime Minister under Jacques Chirac.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:34 UTC

    Japanese PM arrives in Argentina with pledges to increase investments

    Abe’s one-day visit provides the latest big international encounter for Argentina’s conservative president Mauricio Macri.

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make an official visit to Argentina this Monday hoping to boost investment in the Latin American nation, officials said. It is the first visit to Argentina by a Japanese prime minister in 57 years—the last was by Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi in 1959.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:22 UTC

    Nobody is going to invest in Argentina while fearing populism could be round the corner

    Gonzalez Fraga back from overseas said that nine out of ten questions from potential investors in Argentina refer to politics.

    Even admitting that the Argentine economy will expand 3% next year, nobody wants to invest in the country because they are not sure that populism won't be back in a couple of years, according to economist and former central bank chair Javier Gonzalez Fraga.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 11:10 UTC

    Visitors from Mercosur to benefit from faster entry to UK as Registered Traveler Service is expanded

    The Prime Minister Theresa May announced earlier this month that the service will also be offered to certain categories of traveler from India in the future.

    Business travelers and frequent visitors from a host of countries, including Mercosur founding members, will be able to benefit from faster entry to the United Kingdom as the Government’s Registered Traveler Service is expanded. From this Monday (21 November), frequent travelers to the UK from 16 new countries will be eligible to apply for membership of the scheme, which brings the potential for improved trade and tourism links.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 10:43 UTC

    Mercosur/EU accord in 2018, following election results in France and Germany

    “The accord could be reached in 2018 depending on European election results” said Carlos Marcio Cozendey, Under Secretary for economic and financial affairs

    The free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union could be concluded in 2018 depending on the election results next year in France and Germane anticipated a Brazilian official during a forum on foreign trade held in Sao Paulo. France is holding presidential elections next May 2017 and Germany some time later.

  • Monday, November 21st 2016 - 08:28 UTC

    Argentina upset with Falklands for insisting Darwin cemetery operation should be trilateral

    Islanders are pressing to be included in the documents as part of the negotiations, , “but this is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”, said Ms Kralikas

    The Argentine government is trying to agree with the UK on the humanitarian mission to identify the remains of an estimated eighty Argentine combatants (from 1982) buried in Falklands' Darwin cemetery, but there are still details to reach, more political than technical, since the Falkland Islanders insist in being part of the official documents, something “which is unacceptable for the Argentine foreign ministry”.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 22:37 UTC

    Where the Democrats go from here

    (*) Bernie Sanders, a senator from Vermont, was a candidate for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

    By Bernie Sanders (*)

    Millions of Americans registered a protest vote on Tuesday, expressing their fierce opposition to an economic and political system that puts wealthy and corporate interests over their own. I strongly supported Hillary Clinton, campaigned hard on her behalf, and believed she was the right choice on Election Day. But Donald J. Trump won the White House because his campaign rhetoric successfully tapped into a very real and justified anger, an anger that many traditional Democrats feel.

  • Saturday, November 19th 2016 - 21:38 UTC

    Ex Rio governor and evangelical pastor arrested on suspicion of vote-rigging

    Garotinho, an evangelical pastor and radio personality, governed Rio state from 1992 to 2002; he made a run for president and finished third in 2002.

    Anthony Garotinho, a former governor of Rio de Janeiro state and presidential hopeful, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted vote-rigging in last month's municipal elections, Brazil's Federal Police said.