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Stories for March 2018

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:39 UTC

    Prosecution wants Temer included in Odebrecht payments investigation

    The case refers to a dinner at Temer's residence, Jaburu Palace, in May 2014, at which an illegal payment of 10 million Reais (US$3,08m) was allegedly agreed.

    Prosecutor general, Raquel Dodge, requested Brazilian Supreme Court justice, Edson Fachin, to include president Michel Temer in the list of those under investigation in an inquiry launched last year to determine Odebrecht's alleged payments to the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB) party in 2014.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:35 UTC

    Venezuela postpones presidential election a month; ex Chavista challenges Maduro

     “Venezuelans want to get rid of Maduro, but not by killing each other in the streets,” Henri Falcon said, speaking at the election board in downtown Caracas

    Venezuela's national election board announced the vote slated for April 22 had been pushed back to the second half of May, with a final date to be specified later, after a pact between Maduro’s government and some opposition parties.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:32 UTC

    North Korean rulers travelled to the West using Brazilian passports

    Kim Jong-un is no stranger to the West: he was educated at an international boarding school in Switzerland where he posed as the son of an embassy chauffeur.

    Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and his father Kim Jong-il reportedly applied for Western visas using Brazilian passports back in the 1990’s. Reuters published what it claims are photocopies of Brazilian passports held by both Kim Jong-un and Kim Jong-il, which they used to apply for visas.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:28 UTC

    ”Inside the Church, women (nuns) are exploited”, says a Vatican magazine

    ”Some serving the men of the church, get up in the morning to make breakfast, and go to sleep after dinner is served, the house cleaned and the laundry washed”

    A Vatican magazine has denounced how nuns are often treated like indentured servants by cardinals and bishops, for whom they cook and clean for next to no pay. The March edition of “Women Church World,” the monthly women’s magazine of the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, hit newsstands Thursday. Its expose on the underpaid labor and unappreciated intellect of religious sisters confirmed that the magazine is increasingly becoming the imprint of the Catholic Church’s #MeToo movement.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:23 UTC

    Macri confirms gradualist approach to economic reforms in speech to Congress

    “They ask us for a shock adjustment, and to them I say we came here to reduce poverty and make sure that no Argentine goes hungry,” Macri told a full house

    In his speech to Congress marking the opening of this year’s legislative session, Argentine president Mauricio Macri defended his business-friendly government’s so-called “gradualist” approach to economic reforms from critics who argue he should move faster to cut government spending and lower taxes in order to boost growth and attract investment.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:20 UTC

    British Forces confirm defense talks in London between Argentina and UK

    Argentine Ambassador to London, Renato Carlos Sersale di Cerisano and the British Ambassador to Buenos Aires, Mark Kent have been involved in the talks

    Falkland Islands' weekly Penguin News has received confirmation from the British Forces South Atlantic Islands Headquarters that earlier this week United Kingdom and Argentina held defense talks for the first time in over ten years. This week's PN reported on the front page that the Argentine newspaper Clarin released the story on the defense talks, but had no British defense confirmation to its request at the time of going to print.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:15 UTC

    Falklands second flight: interest from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay airlines

    Mount Pleasant Complex, the Falklands' international airport and terminal

    The Argentine foreign ministry said on Thursday that several airlines from Brazil, Chile and Uruguay have expressed an interest in making proposals for scheduled flights to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with stops in Argentine territory.

  • Saturday, March 3rd 2018 - 10:04 UTC

    Falkland Islands Immigration System Slowly Changing

    Mrs Leona Roberts MLA described this change as “much-anticipated”.

    Over a number of years the Falkland Islands Government have been reviewing and looking to update their immigration laws and procedures. The review formally started in 2013 and has seen a number of papers and proposals considered by the Government since that time. Two large papers were considered by the Islands Government in 2015, with a number of principles being agreed and legislation subsequently being updated.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 11:58 UTC

    Spanish trawler caught illegally fishing in South Atlantic fined in Argentina and Spain

     Playa Pesmar Uno was fined 400.000 Euros by Argentina plus seizure of the catch

    Argentina's Fisheries Secretariat imposed a 400.000 Euros fine, (the highest possible) and the seizure of the cargo, some 550.000 Euros, to Galicia's Pesquerias Marinenses following the arrest of trawler Playa Pesmar Uno which was caught operating in Argentina's EEZ, in early February.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2018 - 10:13 UTC

    Gibraltar in shock: it will mobilize all its options to counter any EU exclusion

    Clause 24 purports to give Spain a veto on the application to Gibraltar of the transitional period and of the future UK- EU relationship agreement.

    The Government of Gibraltar has stated that it is not surprised by the reference to Clause 24 in a footnote to the draft legal text on the Withdrawal Agreement published by the European Union27 on Wednesday. However, it nonetheless constitutes a disgraceful affront to a small British country that voted by 96% to remain in the European Union.