MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, March 23rd 2019 - 21:02 UTC

Politics

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: former bishop leads in run up to presidential election

    Lugo could win but won't have sufficient congressional support

    Paraguayan former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo supported by opposition and citizens groups disenchanted with the current political system leads with 36.8% in the race to April 20 presidential elections, according to the latest public opinion poll published by La Nación. This represents a two point win over the March poll.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivians consider latest James Bond film stigmatizing

    Actor Daniel Craig as James Bond

    Bolivian Culture Deputy Minister Pablo Groux complained this week that Quantum of Solace, the upcoming film about secret agent James Bond, stigmatizes Bolivia as a centre of drug traffic.

  • Tuesday, April 8th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Spain to halt economic decline with US style incentive package

    Zapatero promises measures to protect economy

    Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero promised short-term measures and US style incentives to halt an economic decline, especially in the construction sector, over his second term.

  • Monday, April 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner after Argentina's return to money markets

    Pte. Cristina Fernandez with Mrs Bentacourt's sister during the march in Paris

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner joined on Sunday thousands who marched in downtown Paris calling for the release of French-Colombian Ingrid Betancourt who was kidnapped by FARC rebels six years ago, and is alleged to be seriously ill with fear of life.

  • Monday, April 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Charity run Falklands leg delayed by Argentina

    Dave and Malcolm begin Falklands Marathon<br>Photo: (7 Magnificent Marathons)

    DESPITE interference by Argentine authorities, Blind Dave Heeley's inspirational challenge to complete seven marathons on seven continents in seven days got off to a spectacular and successful start with a jet fly past at Mount Pleasant Complex, Falkland Islands at 00:01 GMT on Monday 7 April.

  • Monday, April 7th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF tightens budget and decides to sell 403 tons of gold

    The International Monetary Fund's executive board approved Monday a broad financial overhaul plan that includes the sale of 403 tons of its gold holdings as part of a radical plan to shore up its finances.

  • Sunday, April 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Ben-Hur actor Charlton Heston dies at 84

    Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing “Ben-Hur” and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other heroic figures in movie epics of the '50s and '60s, has died. He was 84.

  • Sunday, April 6th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez nationalizes cement industry; Mexico condemns

    Mexico yesterday condemned Venezuela's planned nationalization of the cement industry, which will affect Cemex, a major Mexican company.

    “We can only condemn this action,” Finance Minister Agustín Carstens said in the city of Acapulco.

  • Saturday, April 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas veterans demand identification of comrades' remains

    A group of Malvinas veterans who last week on the anniversary of the beginning of the conflict visited the Falkland Islands, called on the Argentine government for the identification of all combatants buried in the Argentine cemetery at Darwin, reports the Buenos Aires press.

  • Saturday, April 5th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Argentina launch Cruz del Sur Joint Peace Force

    The Joint Chiefs of Staff from the combined Argentine Chilean Peace Force, Cruz del Sur (Southern Cross) was officially imposed this week in Santiago and described as “another landmark” in the bilateral relation of the neighboring countries.