May 23, 2015

Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the bill said today.

Brazil will freeze 69.9 billion reais (US$22.58 billion) worth of spending on investment, education and health programmes this year, limiting outlays in a bid to convince investors that President Dilma Rousseff is committed to saving the nation’s investment-grade rating.

By Fermín Koop
The country’s trade surplus plunged 57 percent in the first four months of the year compared with the same period last year and the surplus clocked in at US$420 million, according to the INDEC statistics bureau.

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have sent letters to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to salute the head of state on the anniversary of the May Revolution.

Colombia’s largest rebel group yesterday called off a unilateral ceasefire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country’s half-century-old conflict.

Renewal front continues push to try to unite with Buenos Aires City mayor’s party

Sergio Massa’s wife is latest to call for unity deal with PRO

The Renewal Front resumed its calls for the broadest possible presidential primary yesterday that would include Mauricio Macri’s PRO, warning that the Victory Front (FpV) is on its way to a victory and pointing to the various provincial alliances that include a mixture of PRO and FR forces.

A convoy of Shi'ite Muslim militia and Iraqi army forces set out from a base near Ramadi to advance on areas held by Islamic State, a Shi'ite spokesman said, launching a counter-offensive to reverse stunning gains by the jihadi insurgents.

By Luciana Bertoia
Investigations into dictatorship-era crimes are in a stalemate in Bahía Blanca, human rights activists claim, after charges against the owner of the conservative newspaper La Nueva Provincia, Vicente Massot, were dropped and former court secretary Hugo Sierra was also favoured by a similar ruling two months ago.

Máximo Ariel Cantero, also known as “El Ariel” or “El Viejo Ariel,” is in custody after being surprised by police during a routine patrol. Cantero was reportedly on a horse-drawn carriage and disguised as an urban recycler.

Libertadores Cup quarterfinals

River gets back to work after painful loss

By Andrew Graham-Yooll
Some books have a way of marking a time, a moment in the history of a society. They might be novels or essays or reports on just about anything that concerns us. The impact is acknowledged as the pages are turned.


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