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Stories for February 2017

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 10:31 UTC

    Rosario and Liverpool mayors sign human rights enhancement agreement

    The two mayors at Liverpool's office when the agreement was signed

    Mayors of Rosario, Argentina and Liverpool, Monica Fein and Joseph Anderson signed a human rights cooperation agreement on Wednesday in Liverpool, the first of its kind between Argentine and British cities since the 1982 conflict.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 10:20 UTC

    Argentina's Macri in state visit to Spain to attract investors

    “Fourteen months ago, Argentina began a historic change. We want to reduce poverty to zero, since a third of Argentines still live in poverty” said Macri

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri started an official state visit to Spain on Wednesday and was received with a display of full military honors of the Royal Household at the Royal Palace. Following a meeting with King Felipe, the president left for Congress where he addressed the full house.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 10:17 UTC

    Donald Trump masks have become a hit of Brazil's Carnival

     With his blond hair and his orange-tinted face, a Trump mask is prominently featured in the display window of an enormous store selling all sorts of costumes

    President Donald Trump has become one of the new stars of Brazil’s Carnival, with masks of his face on sale in the costume stores in Sao Paulo and appearing everywhere at the street fetes preceding the “world’s biggest party,” which starts this weekend.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Ecuador presidential run off next 2 April confirmed by electoral authorities

    Moreno led the field in Sunday's election with 39.4% of votes, while Lasso finished second at 28.1%. Moreno fell just short of the 40% threshold needed

    Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa. The body's announcement on Wednesday confirms its earlier indication that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso will face off in an April 2 vote.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 09:35 UTC

    Venezuelan vice-president publishes full page in New York Times rebuking drug trafficking charges

    El Aissami's letter, addressed to Steven Mnuchin, the recently appointed US Treasury secretary, rebuts the drug-trafficking accusations

    Tareck El Aissami, the recently appointed vice president in Venezuela, took out a full-page in The New York Times on Wednesday to rebuke sanctions against him and other Venezuelan officials leveled by the US government over drug trafficking charges. El Aissami, who was named alongside an alleged associate, was declared by the US Treasury Department to be a specially designated narcotics trafficker for allegedly “playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking.”

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 08:20 UTC

    Brazil foreign minister resigns citing health concerns

    Serra, 74, said health problems made him unable to keep up with the rhythm of leading the foreign ministry of Latin America's biggest nation.

    Brazil's Foreign Minister Jose Serra resigned citing health concerns, in a new blow to Michel Temer's administration. Serra, 74, said health problems made him unable to keep up with the rhythm of leading the foreign ministry of Latin America's biggest nation.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Argentina commemorates 113 years in Antarctica

    “Antarctica policy is one of the few State policies that continues despite time and different governments, and gives it sustainability”, said minister Julio Martínez

    Argentine Antarctica Day was commemorated on Wednesday February 22 with different events recalling the day, 113 years ago when the country's flag was first flown in a met station in Laurie Island, in the south Orkneys. Since then, 1904, Argentina's presence south of 60o. has been uninterrupted, said Argentine defense minister Julio Martínez at the main celebration in the Foreign Affairs ministry.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 - 19:14 UTC

    Ex Royal Marines and Falklands veterans announce dates for historic kayak adventure around the Islands

    Before embarking on this challenge both Steve and Mick were novice kayakers so have had to learn how to kayak effectively as well as train in skills

    After months of serious preparation we can now announce that the dates for the Cockleshell Endeavour’s Falkland Islands kayak have been set. On 12th March two former Royal Marines and Falkland’s veterans, Mick Dawson, 50, and Steve Grenham, 51, will leave the UK to embark on a historic adventure which will see them kayak around part of the Falkland Islands, visiting key military sites en route to mark 35 years since the conflict.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 - 18:36 UTC

    Trump toughens immigration policy: millions could be targeted for deportation

    Homeland Security Department memos signed by Sec. John Kelly include people arrested for shoplifting or minor offenses, or having crossed the border illegally.

    Millions of people living in the United States illegally could be targeted for deportation — including people simply arrested for traffic violations — under a sweeping rewrite of immigration enforcement policies announced Tuesday by the Trump administration.

  • Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 - 14:11 UTC

    In highly unusual move, PM May attends House of Lords Brexit debate

    Mrs May took up her position, which she is permitted to occupy as a member of the Privy Council, as peers began debating the EU Notification of Withdrawal Bill.

    Theresa May has taken the highly unusual step of sitting in the House of Lords to hear peers being told by the UK Government not to “frustrate” Brexit. The Prime Minister sat on the steps in front of the Royal Throne as Lords leader Baroness Evans of Bowes Park told peers to respect the decision of the British people in last year’s referendum and the “primacy” of the elected House of Commons.