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Politics

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

    Brown and Bachelet call for a “new progressive agenda”

    British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Chilean president Michelle Bachelet underlined on Friday the urgent need for “a new progressive agenda” to tackle global issues such as climate change, globalization, poverty and inequality in the developing world.

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

    Bachelet meets Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle

    “Chilean British relations are excellent” said President Michelle Bachelet following the half hour private meeting on Friday with Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Castle. Ms Bachelet is on an official visit to Britain that includes her participation in a political conference of centre left leaders hosted by Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

  • Friday, April 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Colombian rebels demand a major exchange of prisoners

    A leader of Colombia's rebel group FARC ruled out the release of a high profile seriously ill French-Colombian hostage, (“she will remain in our camps”), unless there is a major prisoner exchange. The statement cast doubt on a French humanitarian mission sent to treat her.

  • Friday, April 4th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News Update

    Headlines: Happy Birthday RAF!; Blind runner embarks upon marathon challenge; Who will get oil money?; Man jailed; Credits in question; Woken with a bang; Dream heralds end of season.

  • Thursday, April 3rd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchners Malvinas message: no war and no Winnie the Pooh

    Pte. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and officials at the main ceremony

    On the 26th anniversary of the beginning of the Falklands war, now renamed the Day of the Malvinas war veteran, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner renewed calls for sovereignty over the South Atlantic Islands and emphasized that the Malvinas claim is “unflagging”.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Sarkozy appeals directly to FARC for release of Betancourt

    President Nicolas Sarkozy

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has implored Colombia's rebel group FARC to free ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, saying she is in danger of dying. Mr Sarkozy has also announced a French mission to Colombia to try to get access to the hostage.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    After muscle display, Kirchners and farmers seem ready to talk

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during her speech

    A huge political rally set up by the Argentine government with the support of friendly organizations in the heart of Buenos Aires was the Tuesday stage for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to accuse striking farmers of cutting food supplies to cities and rekindling ghosts of the recent past.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans' Day commemoration moved to Air base

    On duty next to the Malvinas war Memorial in Bs. Aires

    On the 26th anniversary of the beginning of the Falkland Islands conflict, (April 2, 1982), Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head the main commemoration which is remembered as the Day of the Malvinas veteran and the fallen in the Islands war.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Visiting European MPs upbeat over talks with Mercosur

    A delegation of European Union Members of Parliament met Wednesday in Buenos Aires with the Mercosur Commission of Permanent Representatives in anticipation of the EU/Latinamerica and Caribbean leaders' summit scheduled for next month in Lima, Peru.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers agree on a 30 day truce and dialogue

    Farmers meeting decided to stop their strike for 30 days

    Argentine farmers on Wednesday decided to suspend three-weeks of strikes and road blocks aimed at reducing additional export tariffs on oil seeds and grains, calling for a 30-day truce and talks with the government.