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AP Interview: Falkland Gov. Seeks Lower Tensions

Posted the 14 April, 2012 | 0 Comments

STANLEY, Falkland Islands April 4, 2012
By PAUL BYRNE Associated Press

The British governor of the Falkland Islands says he hopes Argentina may ease tensions in its dispute with Britain over the archipelago.

Gov. Nigel Haywood told The Associated Press in an interview on Tuesday that restrictions on trade imposed by Argentina are complicating shipments of food and other provisions. But he said the islands are able to fly in supplies and still have access to Brazil by ship.

“I’m …

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Argentina still wants Falklands 30 years after war – AP

Posted the 14 April, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

USHUAIA, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez’s campaign to force Britain to hand over the Falkland Islands may have reached its high point with Monday’s 30th anniversary of Argentina’s failed occupation of the remote South Atlantic archipelago.

Fernandez prepared to lead hundreds of patriotic rallies nationwide with another major speech urging Britain to concede sovereignty of the islands Latin Americans know as “Las Malvinas,” insisting on a peaceful resolution even as leftist groups prepared to confront riot police outside …

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ARGENTINA’S DEADLIEST TRAIN CRASH – AP

Posted the 29 March, 2012 | 0 Comments

Argentina’s deadliest train accident in decades was foreseeable and preventable, the nation’s auditor general complained Thursday, saying years of failed safety tests and other problems had given the government more than enough reason to cancel the train operator’s concession.

Others pointed to high-level corruption: years-old allegations still awaiting trial that a former transportation secretary took free vacations and other gifts from executives of the Trains of Buenos Aires company in exchange for favorable treatment.

The TBA blamed government price controls, saying that keeping fares to less than …

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Posted the 22 January, 2012 | 0 Comments

 

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The Falkland Islands came under further criticism Tuesday for refusing to allow a cruise  ship with an outbreak of stomach flu to dock, as passengers complained about their missed travel plans and an expert  called the decision an overreaction.

Tourists on the Star Princess told The Associated Press they were forced to cancel long-planned trips when officials in the disputed British territory off Argentina  refused them entry Saturday, saying an outbreak could strain the archipelago’s

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BRINGING RUGBY TO ARGENTINA’S MARGINALIZED YOUTH – AP

Posted the 18 September, 2011 | Comments Off on BRINGING RUGBY TO ARGENTINA’S MARGINALIZED YOUTH – AP

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alongside a busy highway in Buenos Aires, this amateur team of rugby players show all the professionalism of their sporting heroes.

They are the “Botines Solidarios”, meaning ‘solidarity through boots’.

The players come from one of the worst shanty towns in South America, known as Villa 31, and rugby has brought them a new sense of pride.

In Argentina, home of football greats like Maradona, rugby comes distant second to the nation’s passion for …

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THE RESCUE THAT RALLIED THE WORLD – MAIL ON SUNDAY

Posted the 17 August, 2010 | 0 Comments


COPIAPO meeting point of global prayers

 

Just days after the dramatic rescue of 33 miners from a fallen Chilean mine shaft 2,300 feet underground where they had been trapped for 69 days, the events that lifted the world are now in their final phase.As ‘the 33’ as they are affectionately known prepare to return to their homes they set out on unfamiliar new lives as national and international heroes.

When the first of the miners were hoisted out of …

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IRELAND’S LEGAL DRUG HAVENS ‘HEADING’ FOR TROUBLE – THE GUARDIAN

Posted the 24 February, 2010 | 0 Comments

Ireland Headshop Debate

Shrouded behind shelves of psychedelic paraphernalia and rails of gothic apparel the strobe lighting illuminates a pick and mix laden assortment of concoctions.

The kaleidoscope of herbal and synthetic legal highs on show is as vibrant as the debate currently taking place in Ireland surrounding the ‘headshops’ that home them.

What Helen can’t say is that the cheap and legal highs her store sells are marketed as bath salts or incense but designed to be smoked, snorted or swallowed. They …

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