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  • Friday, January 5th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lavagna makes official his presidential candidacy

    Argentina's former Minister of Economy Roberto Lavagna announced Thursday he would be running for the presidency in next October's election with the purpose of offering an “overcoming alternative”.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “Democrats are back” and keeping to their pledges

    Representative Mrs. Nancy Pelosi

    After twelve years of undisputed Republican majority in the United States Congress, opposition Democrats on Thursday took control of both houses with Representative Nancy Pelosi becoming the first female speaker ever in the House.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez full ahead with his Socialist model project

    Presidente Hugo Chavez Frias

    Venezuelan re-elected President Hugo Chavez dismissed Thursday his longtime confidant Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel and former Minister of Interior Jesse Chacón promising to complete his new cabinet by next Wednesday when he takes office for a six year mandate extending until 2013.

  • Thursday, January 4th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update

    As it passes the 1982 Liberation Monument, the hearse carrying Mr Peck's coffin is saluted by Privates Craig Paice and Zoran Zuvic of the Falkland Islands Defence Force.

    Quiet farewell for local hero; Royal programme revealed; New Year's Honours; Planning begins for ferry terminals,
    Cruise ships this week.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina reaffirms sovereignty rights over Falklands

    Argentina reaffirmed Wednesday its “imprescriptible sovereignty rights” over the Malvinas/Falkland Islands and questioned the United Kingdom's reluctance to address the issue.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires port security reinforced

    Strong security at  Buenos Aires ferry Terminal

    Argentina's Coast Guard on Wednesday reinforced security in Buenos Aires ferry Terminal following the decision by picketers who are blocking access to neighboring Uruguay in protest over the building of a pulp mill, to impede daily river shuttles to Montevideo.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “A warrior taking his rest” Quiet funeral for Falklands' local hero

    Baroness Thatcher and Mr. Terry Peck MBE

    Flags flew at half-mast at all government buildings in the Falkland Islands today, Wednesday, as a mark of respect, for the funeral of Terry Peck, former Chief of Police, former Member of the Legislative Council and one of the genuinely local heroes of the 1982 war for the liberation of the islands from Argentine occupation.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    First day tricky experience for Ban Ki-Moon

    UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon

    Ban Ki-Moon ran into trouble on his first day of work as UN secretary-general on Tuesday over Saddam Hussein's execution when he twice failed to state the United Nations' opposition to the death penalty and stressed instead that capital punishment should be a decision of every country.

  • Wednesday, January 3rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    “Preliminary” WTO discussions between US and Brazil

    Brazil's Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim

    Brazil's Foreign Affairs minister Celso Amorim, met Wednesday with United States Trade Representative Susan Schwab in New York as part of efforts to get World Trade Organization talks restarted, but both called the discussion preliminary.

  • Tuesday, January 2nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bolivia requires Visa for US Citizens

    Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government.