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Julian Assange”s Defense Team Demands UN Intervention

Quito, Aug 21 (Prensa Latina) The defense team of the Australian computer expert and journalist Julian Assange is demanding UN intervention in the case, announced his lawyer, the Spanish jurist Baltasar Garzón, in a statement released today to the local press. During a visit to Guatemala to participate in the Fifth Esquipulas Forum (aimed at promoting the development of Central America), Garzón said he was ...

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Cry for Argentina: Fiscal Mismanagement, Odious Debt or Pillage?

Analysis by Ellen Brown SONOMA, California, Aug 14 2014 (IPS) - Argentina has now taken the U.S. to The Hague for blocking the country’s 2005 settlement with the bulk of its creditors. The issue underscores the need for an international mechanism for nations to go bankrupt. Better yet would be a sustainable global monetary scheme that avoids the need for sovereign bankruptcy. Better than redesigning the sov ...

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Vulture Funds v Argentina: The Guardian asserts that Obama could put a stop to Griesa’s ruling

The important British newspaper The Guardian held that the President of the United States has the Constitutional power of reverting the ruling of New York Judge Thomas Griesa, on the basis that it interferes with his foreign policy. Telam The story, signed by journalist Greg Palast, a specialist on vulture funds, refers to a clause of the U.S. Constitution known as the “Separation of Powers”, which allows t ...

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Argentina Seeks to Sue U.S. at The Hague over Debt Dispute

Argentina has taken steps to sue the United States at the International Court of Justice over a debt dispute that sent the country into default. In a petition to the U.N. tribunal, Argentina accuses U.S. courts of violating its sovereignty by siding with vulture funds led by billionaire Paul Singer. The hedge funds have demanded full repayment after buying Argentina’s debt for bargain prices after its finan ...

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Argentina Contacts US Banks

Buenos Aires, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) Argentina is in contact with the Citibank and the Bank of New York to timely transfer its payments to the creditors that agreed to restructure the country''s debt and that were blocked by [US] Judge Thomas Griesa. The decision was notified the eve by the Ministry of Economy in a communiqué in which it said that a legal warning will be published in the national and interna ...

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Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’

RT.com was one of the first news sites to break the news that “Bolivia declares Israel ‘terrorist state’, scraps visa exemption agreement”, published July 30, 2014. Indeed, Bolivia had declared Israel to be a “terrorist state” and renounced a visa exemption agreement with the country in protest over the ongoing Israeli military offensive in Gaza which, by August 5, health officials in Gaza say more than 1,8 ...

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Twelve years of Silo’s Message

E.H. de Casas – Mendoza, July 2014 This July we celebrate Silo's presentation of his message in July of 2002, twelve years ago; and on several occasions more in that year Silo presented it, precisely as Silo’s Message. I remember that in the early days of July, at an encounter in Rome, when he talked to us about these decidedly spiritual themes. He officiated ceremonies and then later, in August, he repeate ...

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Paulo Genovese’s presentation at the Pressenza Workshop of the Global Media Forum

My presentation is focused on Brazil, especially in the protests of June 2013. Millions of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities. It started with 20 cents. This was the amount of the increase in public transport fares for bus and metro in the city of São Paulo. A small group known as MPL - Free Ticket Movement, for its initials in Portuguese, carried out ​​a demonstration, as they always had done ...

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Argentina Deplores Announcement on Vulture Funds

Buenos Aires, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The Argentine Government deplored today a paid announcement on the vulture funds published by the Clarin and La Nacion newspapers asserting that the country undergoes a technical suspension of payments. Jorge Capitanich, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, asserted this morning that Argentina does not undergo a technical default, as stated by that announcement, because th ...

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BRICS Presidents Begin Crucial Summit in Brazil

Fortaleza, Brazil, Jul 15 (Prensa Latina) The presidents of the country members of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) began here today its Sixth Summit, to design new financial structures: a Development Bank and a Reserve Fund. Shortly before beginning the meeting, Head of State Dilma Rousseff welcomed to the Event Center in Ceara her colleagues Xi Jinping (China), Vladimir Putin (Russia) ...

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