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  • Ousted Filipino congressman pleads guilty to tax evasion, fraud [Clinton donor Mark Jimenez]

    08/01/2003 4:22:50 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 203+ views
    Associated Press | August 1, 2003
    MIAMI -- An ousted Filipino congressman pleaded guilty Friday to two counts of tax evasion and one count of election financing fraud. Mark Jimenez, 56, agreed that he owes up to $1.5 million in income tax for 1995 and 1996 and will serve at least 21 months in prison. He will be sentenced at a later day, federal prosecutors said. Jimenez was extradited in December to Miami, where he was charged with using money from his Miami company and a closely related one to reimburse employees for illegal donations to former President Bill Clinton and other Democrats. Jimenez made...
  • Brazilian airline issues alert for former Gitmo detainee

    07/04/2016 2:49:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 4, 2016 5:21 PM EDT
    A Brazilian airline is asking its employees to be on the lookout for a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who was resettled in Uruguay. The alert about Syrian native Abu Wa’el Dhiab adds to a growing mystery about his whereabouts. Uruguayan authorities have insisted for weeks that he is visiting neighboring Brazil and that as a refugee he is entitled to leave Uruguay. …
  • Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Where...

    06/28/2016 11:15:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 28, 2016
    Full title: Olympic Countdown: Al Qaeda Terrorist Released from Gitmo to Uruguay Sneaked into Brazil, Whereabouts Unknown With the summer Olympics just a few weeks away in Brazil, a veteran Al Qaeda operative released from Guantanamo to Uruguay has gone missing and authorities in Latin America believe he sneaked into Brazil after being denied legal entry. The Islamic terrorist’s name is Jihad Ahmad Diyab an in late 2014 President Obama sent him to Uruguay along with five fellow Gitmo inmates as part of a misguided plan to shut down the U.S. military prison at the Naval base in southeast Cuba....
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay

    06/12/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    NASA ^ | Sunday, June 12, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What kind of cloud is this? A type of arcus cloud called a roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a...
  • Former Uruguayan President Jose Mujica blasts the behavior of six ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees

    04/07/2016 7:17:20 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 5, 2016 | AP
    Uruguay's former president says the conduct of six former Guantanamo Bay detainees resettled in the South American nation has been "abysmal" and has hurt efforts to resettle others. Former President Jose Mujica, who oversaw the resettlement in late 2014, made the comments Tuesday to La Republica newspaper. Mujica, now a senator, says the men's behavior discouraged other Latin American countries that were considering taking in former detainees. He didn't provide details. "Who did the men hurt? Other Guantanamo prisoners."
  • Jewish man stabbed to death in Uruguay

    03/08/2016 9:09:04 PM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/2016
    Jewish man stabbed 10 times by man who shouted "Allahu Akbar". The motive is under investigation. A Jewish man was stabbed to death on Tuesday night in Uruguay by a man who shouted "Allahu Akbar", local media reported. According to reports, the incident occurred in the town of Paysandu in western Uruguay. The Jewish man, who was stabbed in the back ten times, was taken to a local hospital in critical condition, where he died of his wounds shortly after. The perpetrator, who reportedly is known to local police and has a criminal background, was caught and taken in for...
  • CIA whistle-blower Philip Agee dies in Cuba (Traitor Dies-Goes Straight to Hell)

    01/09/2008 11:05:35 AM PST · by ricks_place · 43 replies · 218+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Anthony Boadle
    HAVANA(Reuters)-Philip Agee, a former CIA spy who exposed its undercover operations in Latin America in a 1975 book, died in Havana, the Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma said on Wednesday.Agee, 72, died on Monday night, the newspaper said, calling him a "loyal friend of Cuba and staunch defender of the people's struggle for a better world.".His widow, German ballet dancer Giselle Roberge, told friends he had been in hospital since December 15 and did not survive surgery for perforated ulcers.Agee worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 12 years in Washington, Ecuador, Uruguay and Mexico. He resigned in 1968 in...

    10/19/2015 8:06:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | October 19, 2015 | Leonardo Haberkorn
    When Uruguay announced last year that it would be taking in five families fleeing Syria's devastating civil war, residents of this small town pulled together and lobbied to host one. Then in November, locals welcomed a newly arrived Merhi Alshebli, his wife and their 15 children with food and seeds to plant vegetables. People in Juan Lacaze, a coastal city of fishermen and paper factory workers in southwestern Uruguay, wanted to do their part to help a country where more than 200,000 have been killed in the fighting.
  • Syrian Refugees Granted Asylum In Uruguay Are Now Fighting To Leave

    09/07/2015 6:45:21 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI - Reuters ^ | 9-7-2015 | Reuters
    ReutersSeptember 7,2015 MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Five families of Syrian refugees granted asylum in Uruguay last year protested outside the president's offices on Monday, demanding they be allowed to leave the South American country in search of better jobs, even back in the Middle East. Uruguay accepted the 42 Syrians fleeing civil war in October 2014, but the families said they felt the leftist government had failed to deliver on a promise of good incomes. "I am not afraid to go back to Lebanon," said 36-year-old Aldees Maher, whose family had initially sought safety in a refugee camp across the border...
  • What Alexis Tsipras Pledged Wasn’t in His Power to Deliver

    06/20/2015 9:54:14 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 2 replies
    WSJ ^ | 18 June 2015 | S. Fidler
    Domingo Tortorelli promised the Uruguayan people the earth: a milk fountain at every street corner, a working day of no longer than 15 minutes and a fuel-saving road from the capital Montevideo to Rivera, more than 300 miles away, that would slope downhill in both directions.
  • It is No longer I who Lives But Christ that Lives in Me[Charismatic Caucus]

    06/02/2015 8:54:04 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Pseudonyms( it is no longer I that lives but Christ that lives in Me) of approach are openhearted assuredness and in these rivers you will find the truth and nature of Me. So speak to these rivers to rise up for as Ezekiel spoke to the dry bones so must you and as you declare expect the Kingdom to answer for Zion "IS yours for The Taking" for as you inhabit Me(ZION) I shall inhabit you So feed your wellspring daily for deep calls to deep even now ! Galatians 2:19-21 19 For I through the law died to the...
  • 250 Year-Old Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum

    05/18/2015 6:26:51 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 18th May, 2015 | Annie Hayes
    Shipwreck Could Hold Thousands of Litres of Rum • Sunken British warship the Lord Clive could hold “treasure worth millions”, including “vast stocks” of 250-year-old rum which will be recovered later this year. The wreck, which sunk off the coast of Uruguay, was discovered in 2004, but the Uruguyan government has only given permission for its recovery this year. Salvage of the ship, which was sunk by Spanish cannons in 1763, will require cranes, excavators and around 80 workers and is expected to begin within two months. The ship, which was constructed in Hull for the Royal Navy and was...
  • Elizabeth Warren Targets Clinton Foundation Donors

    05/09/2015 3:57:37 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 18 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/8/2015 | Brent Scher
    A new blog post written by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) may appear to be an attempt to align with Hillary Clinton, but it takes direct aim at multiple Clinton Foundation donors. Warren’s post, “I agree with Hillary Clinton,” details her concerns with a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement that she says “would let foreign companies challenge American laws outside of American courts.” “The Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provision isn’t a one-time, hypothetical problem—we’ve seen it in past trade agreements,” Warren wrote. Three of the five companies Warren uses as examples of companies that have abused similar...
  • Raul Castro and Joe Biden will face in Montevideo (while Netanyahu is in Washington)

    02/26/2015 11:45:14 AM PST · by Dave346 · 10 replies
    National Turk ^ | 2/24/15
    Cuban President Raul Castro and US Vice-president Joe Biden are among the guests expected at the inauguration of President Tabare Vazquez this coming Sunday in Montevideo. According to HavaTimes, The encounter will come two days after the second round of negotiations between the US and Cuba set for Friday February 27 in Washington. The two countries are trying to pave the way to a reopening of embassies in their respective capitals. Also expected in Montevideo for the beginning of a new term of Vazquez (following Jose Mujica, the current leader) are the presidents of Brasil, Dilma Rousseff, Chile, Michelle Bachelet,...
  • Former Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Whine About Having To Work

    02/20/2015 9:09:09 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/20/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    The formerly released Guantanamo detainees in Uruguay haven taken to complaining–about almost everything.One of the detainees stated that the government should give all of them welfare, as they have no means of supporting themselves. However, a local union has told the media that it has offered the former detainees work, only to be turned down. Numerous companies have stepped forward to offer the former prisoners jobs, only to be rebuffed time and again since the detainees first landed in Uruguay two months ago. Political officials, who first welcomed them into the country, are becoming increasingly frustrated, Fox News reports.In the...
  • Iranian 'diplomat' caught gathering intel on Israeli embassy flees Uruguay

    02/08/2015 11:23:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 2/8/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    An Iranian 'diplomat' who was caught gathering intelligence on the Israeli embassy in Uruguay has fled that country. Ahmed Sabatgold, 32, a political consultant in the Iranian embassy in Montevideo, was suspected of being involved in placing an explosive device near the new Israeli embassy in early January, the Uruguayan El Observador newspaper reported Sunday. Haaretz reported on Friday that the Uruguayan government had expelled an Iranian diplomat on suspicion of involvement in the attempted bomb attack on the Israeli embassy. The publication caused a great deal of embarrassment in Montevideo, where the government had tried to keep the...
  • (President) Mujica says Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay can leave whenever they wish

    12/08/2014 2:45:01 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies ^ | Dec. 8, 2014
    The detainees from Guantanamo Base in Cuba that arrived in Uruguay on Sunday as part of an agreement with the US, “can leave the country whenever they wish”, since they come as 'refugees', announced President Jose Mujica.In an interview with the Ecuadorean government television channel, Mujica revealed that Uruguay did not accept the US demand that the six detainees freed from Guantanamo must remain in the country for at least two years.
  • U.S. Transfers 6 Guantánamo Detainees to Uruguay

    12/07/2014 6:28:33 AM PST · by wtd · 52 replies
    NYT ^ | December 7, 2014 | Charlie Savage
    U.S. Transfers 6 Guantánamo Detainees to Uruguay WASHINGTON– The United States transferred six detainees from the Guantánamo Bay prison to Uruguay this weekend, the Defense Department announced early Sunday. It was the largest single group of inmates to depart the wartime prison in Cuba since 2009, and the first detainees to be resettled in South America. The transfer included a Syrian man who has been on a prolonged hunger strike to protest his indefinite detention without trial, and who has brought a high-profile lawsuit to challenge the military’s procedures for force-feeding him. His release may moot most of that...
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Pentagon told lawmakers that it plans to move six Guantanamo detainees to Uruguay

    07/17/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 07/17/2014 | By Ernesto Londoño
    The Pentagon recently notified members of Congress that it intends to transfer six low-level detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Uruguay soon, including a Syrian man who is legally challenging the manner in which the military force-feeds some prisoners, U.S. officials said Wednesday. The men — four Syrians, a Palestinian and a Tunisian — are among the more than 70 detainees who have long been cleared for release from the U.S. detention facility because they are not deemed an ongoing threat. The move would mark a significant step in the Obama administration’s long-stymied quest to shut down Guantanamo Bay, where...
  • Luis Suarez Ban Leaves Liverpool 'Considering Taking Legal Action Against FIFA'

    FIFA have yet to tell the Reds whether suspension for biting prevents striker Barcelona now hope to buy on the cheap from training at Melwood Liverpool have joined the Uruguayan FA in considering legal action against Fifa after it hit Luis Suarez with a four month ban from football for his biting shame. Suarez's Liverpool career is in the balance after he was punished for his bite on Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. The striker was due back in Uruguay this morning, after being told to leave his team's World Cup base. Liverpool are furious that Fifa included a four month ban...
  • Uruguayan President Says US Will Be Flooded With Latino Babies

    05/13/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    Latinos will fill the United States with Latino babies, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica told President Barack Obama in an Oval Office meeting Monday. “You will have to become a bilingual country … because the strength of Latin women is admirable and they will fill this country with people who speak Spanish and Portuguese,” Mujica told Obama during a brief public exchange prior to their meeting. Mujica’s remark is partly true — the Latino population will rapidly rise during the next few decades. For example, more Latinos babies than white babies are being born in California and Texas. Progressives are working...
  • Experts: Iran Exerting Troubling Influence in Latin America

    02/21/2014 12:20:10 AM PST · by Cindy · 21 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | February 4, 2014 | by Daniel Wiser
    Snippet: "Iran and its terrorist proxy groups’ influence in Latin America remains a troubling security threat to the region and world, experts said at a congressional hearing on Tuesday."
  • Uruguay official: legal pot for $1 per gram

    10/21/2013 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 4:00 PM EDT
    Uruguay’s drug czar says the country plans to sell legal marijuana for $1 per gram to combat drug-trafficking, according to a local newspaper. The plan to create a government-run legal marijuana industry has passed the lower house of Congress, and President Jose Mujica expects to push it through the Senate soon as part of his effort to explore alternatives in the war on drugs. The measure would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers. …
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Crescent Moon Meets Evening Star

    09/13/2013 5:39:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | September 13, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: On September 8, brilliant planet Venus appearing as the evening star stood near a slender, crescent Moon at sunset. The close celestial pairing or conjunction was a scene enjoyed by skygazers around the world. But from some locations in South America, the Moon actually passed in front of Venus in a lunar occultation. Captured near Las Cañas, Uruguay, this two frame mosaic telescopic view shows the Moon and Venus before and after the occultation. The silvery evening star appears at right just before it winked out behind the dark lunar limb, still in bright twilight skies. About an hour...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Roll Cloud Over Uruguay

    06/02/2013 11:36:42 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    NASA ^ | June 02, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What kind of cloud is this? A roll cloud. These rare long clouds may form near advancing cold fronts. In particular, a downdraft from an advancing storm front can cause moist warm air to rise, cool below its dew point, and so form a cloud. When this happens uniformly along an extended front, a roll cloud may form. Roll clouds may actually have air circulating along the long horizontal axis of the cloud. A roll cloud is not thought to be able to morph into a tornado. Unlike a similar shelf cloud, a roll cloud, a type of Arcus...
  • Iran Spy Network 30,000 Strong

    01/03/2013 3:07:06 AM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies
    THE WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | January 3, 2013 4:59 am | Bill Gertz
    "IRAN SPY NETWORK 30,000 STRONG Pentagon report: Iranian intelligence linked to spying, terror attacks" SNIPPET: "Iran’s intelligence service includes 30,000 people who are engaged in covert and clandestine activities that range from spying to stealing technology to terrorist bombings and assassination, according to a Pentagon report." SNIPPET: "“MOIS provides financial, material, technological, or other support services to Hamas, Hezbollah, and al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), all designated terrorist organizations under U.S. Executive Order 13224,” the report said. The spy service operates in all areas where Iran has interests, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Central Asia, Africa, Austria, Azerbaijan, Croatia, France,...
  • Iran 'in Latin America Terror Plot' - Argentina Prosecutor

    05/30/2013 2:21:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies - News ^ | 29 May 2013 Last updated at 18:31 ET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An Argentine prosecutor has accused Iran of trying to infiltrate countries in Latin America to sponsor and carry out "terrorist activities". Alberto Nisman said Iran was attempting to set up intelligence-gathering stations in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and other countries in the region. Mr Nisman is investigating a bomb attack that killed 85 people in a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in 1994." SNIPPET: ""I legally accuse Iran of infiltrating several South American countries to install intelligence stations - in other words espionage bases - destined to commit, encourage and sponsor terror attacks like the one that took place against...
  • Treat Yer Peepers to 'Miss Uruguay 2012' Camila Vezzoso~

    03/29/2013 9:51:41 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican (should be sfw, couple bikini shots is all) ___________________________________________________ Listas   Perfect Miss   Miss Universe (official)   facebook  Ponelevos   MiraBolivia
  • IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection

    01/17/2013 3:50:24 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies ^ | 17 January 2013, 14:37 | A. Aaron Weisburd
    "IRI recruitment and support activities in Latin America - the Uruguay connection" SNIPPET: "You can add Uruguay to the countries in Latin America where the Islamic Republic of Iran is well-represented by indigenous supporters. What brings these folks to my attention in the first place is their support for Suhail Assad, the IRI's point man in Latin America, and their connection to the IRI's recruiter in Peru, Edwar "Hussein" Quiroga Vargas. I'll get back to that, but first, the websites."
  • Update from Uruguay - Argentina’s Economic Situation, A Problem Or Opportunity?

    12/15/2012 6:20:59 AM PST · by arthurus · 3 replies
    International man ^ | 14 December 2012 | Dean Steinbeck
    y Dean Steinbeck Located south of the equator, South America is counter-seasonal to the northern hemisphere. Meaning it’s almost summer in Uruguay! For the chic resort town of Punta del Este it’s time for the annual influx of Argentines to enjoy its beaches, rent overpriced apartments, and spend lavishly on food and entertainment. Or is it? In this article we’ll take a quick look at the current economic landscape in Argentina and see why business and property owners in Uruguay are nervous, while investors with cash wait to see what opportunities will arise from Argentina’s next decennial default. Argentina Continues...
  • Life in Uruguay: legal abortion and pot dealing

    10/21/2012 5:43:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 21, 2012
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay — Uruguayans used to call their country the Switzerland of Latin America, but its faded grey capital seems a bit more like Amsterdam now that its congress has legalized abortion and is drawing up plans to sell government-grown marijuana. Both measures would be unthinkable in many other countries. Cuba is the only other nation in the region that make first-trimester abortions accessible to all women, and no country in the world produces and sells pot for drug users to enjoy.
  • Uruguay Government Plans To Sell Marijuana

    06/25/2012 9:21:35 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 50 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 6/25/ 2012 | Bryan Nash
    In an attempt to lower crime and raise government revenue, Uruguay is planning on legalizing marijuana. Currently, it is legal to possess less than 25 grams of cannabis, but it is illegal to grow or sell it. If the proposal passes, Uruguay’s government would oversee the growth and distribution of the $75 million business. Buyers would be required to register with the government. “It’s a fight on both fronts: against consumption and drug trafficking,” said defense minister Eleuterio Fernandez Huidobro. “We think the prohibition of certain drugs is creating more problems for society than the drugs themselves.” Congress must approve...
  • Uruguay Senate votes to decriminalise abortion

    12/28/2011 3:04:54 AM PST · by markomalley · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 12/28/11
    The Uruguayan Senate has passed legislation to decriminalise abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. A similar move in 2008 was vetoed by President Tabare Vasquez, but current President Jose Mujica has signalled he will sign the bill into law. The legislation now goes to the lower house, which, like the Senate, is controlled by Mr Mujica's allies. Opinion polls suggest a majority of Uruguayans back easing the restrictions on abortion. Under the current legislation, women who have an abortion and the people who assist them face prison. Abortion is only allowed in the case of rape or when...

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • Obama encouraging 'diplomatic assault' on Israel?

    12/15/2010 7:00:40 AM PST · by La Lydia · 19 replies
    WND ^ | December 15, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – Palestinian officials tell WND the Obama administration is only giving lip service to resisting a Latin American declaration recognizing a Palestinian state outside of a the framework of an agreement with Israel. In what amounts to a diplomatic assault on Israel, Argentina and Uruguay last week announced they were joining Brazil in unilaterally recognizing an independent Palestinian state.... Publicly, the U.S. was quick to rebuke the decision by Latin American countries...Palestinian Authority officials, however, told WND the Obama administration has not privately lobbied the Latin American countries against their recognition, with more Central and South American nations...
  • Is a Palestinian State Declaration Becoming Real?

    12/08/2010 7:20:18 AM PST · by bsaunders · 3 replies
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | December 8, 2010 | B. Saunders
    Not that long ago, when the discussion by Palestinian Prime Minister Fayyad first discussed unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner stated his intention to recognize such a state. Then, for a stretch, there was silence, that is until this week. Now, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Argentinean President Cristina Kirchner, and Uruguayan Deputy Foreign Minister Roberto Conde have all come forward to support the unilateral declaration of a Palestinian state with the 1949 Armistice Lines as a recognized border. Many following these events expect for Bolivia and Ecuador to join the march to...
  • South American countries recognize Palestinian state

    12/06/2010 4:56:27 PM PST · by mojito · 15 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/6/2010 | JORDANA HORN, HILARY LEILA KRIEGER AND HERB KEI
    Following in Brazil’s footsteps from last Friday, Argentina announced on Monday it recognized a “free and independent” Palestinian state, sparking an immediate condemnation from Israel. Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a letter that her country recognized a Palestine defined by 1967 borders, Argentine officials said. The Argentine Foreign Ministry said in an e-mailed statement that the move was designed to help “definitively advance the negotiation process that will lead to the establishment of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.” Uruguay announced soon afterward that it would recognize a Palestinian state next...
  • FIFA World Cup 2010- Day 24 - Live Thread: Third place game Uruguay V Germany ABC 2:30pm EDT

    07/10/2010 7:30:22 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    07.10.10 | Perdogg
    Hey it's the third place game This applies to Germany and Uruguay, warning bad language.
  • Question about the end of the Uruguay-Ghana game (vanity)

    07/02/2010 2:52:26 PM PDT · by verum ago · 20 replies
    2 July 2010 | verum ago
    OK, so to those of you with DVRs etc: In that final desperate, scrum at the end of extra time, prior to the Suarez handball, wasn't a Ghana player (#10 specifically) offside on a when the ball was headed toward him, or do I have the rule mixed up in my head? If so, it means Ghana got away with one before that handball, so it shouldn't have made it that far anyway. Thanks in advance for your answers, v.a.
  • South Africans seek vital win on uprising anniversary

    06/15/2010 11:40:35 AM PDT · by trumandogz · 98+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 6.15.10 | Jim Slater
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AFP) - On the anniversary of the Soweto uprising that galvanized the fight for freedom by black South Africans, the World Cup hosts will try to capture an emotional and much-needed triumph. South Africa will face Uruguay with both teams level with Mexico and France in Group A after a pair of opening draws that have left two spots in the second round up for grabs with each team facing two more matches. As if that tension was not enough on the host squad known as "Bafana Bafana" (The Boys), the matchup comes on Youth Day, a...
  • Uruguay president's entire assets: a VW Beetle

    In a sworn statement detailing his assets, Mr Mujica said he has no bank accounts or other assets and put his small flower farm in his wife's name, only possessing the ageing car, worth £1,300.
  • Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests

    05/29/2010 3:28:51 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 336+ views - News Release ^ | May 28, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: May 28, 2010 Charlotte ICE gang operation yields 12 arrests CHARLOTTE, N.C. - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents assigned to the Charlotte Gang Unit continue making arrests in North Carolina with its recent weekend effort yielding 12 arrests and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana and brass knuckles. Among the 12 arrests last weekend were four gang members and affiliates: one Asian Boyz gang member, two MS-13 gang members and one MS-13 affiliate. All four are foreign-born nationals from Vietnam, Uruguay and Honduras. One is a naturalized U. S. citizen, one has...
  • Iran's Growing Influence In Latin America

    04/27/2010 1:33:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 222+ views
    SPERO - SPERO News ^ | April 24, 2010 | Commentary, Analysis by Mark P. Sullivan
    SNIPPET: "President Chávez also announced during the visit that Venezuela is working on a preliminary plan for the construction of a “nuclear village” in Venezuela with Iranian assistance so that “the Venezuelan people can count in the future on this marvelous resource for peaceful purposes.” The transfer of Iranian nuclear technology from Iran would be a violation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions - 1737 (2006), 1747 ( 2007), and 1803 (2008) - that imposed restrictions on Iran’s nuclear technology transfers. In late September 2009, comments by Venezuelan officials offered conflicting information about Iran’s support for Venezuela’s search for uranium deposits....
  • Engine probe yields evidence in Uruguay

    03/08/2010 8:51:27 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 42+ views
    The ^ | 3/9/2010 | Lourdes Charles
    The Govern­ment’s investigations into the stolen Royal Malaysian Air Force RMAF F5E jet engines in Uruguay has turned up evidence, in the form of documents and witnesses, necessary for instituting criminal proceedings here. “We visited the military facility where the engines are kept under the custody of the Uruguayan judicial authority and have positively identified them as belonging to the Government of Malaysia,” said Attorney-General Tan Sri Abdul Gani Patail. Abdul Gani, who visited Uruguay and Argentina from Feb 15 to Feb 19, said they had drafted two mutual legal assistance requests for the return of the engines as well...
  • Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b...

    01/22/2010 2:28:30 PM PST · by Cindy · 12 replies · 852+ views - News ^ | January 22, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Contact info deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Secretary Napolitano Designates 11 New Countries as Eligible for H-2a and H-2b Nonimmigrant Visa Programs Release Date: January 22, 2010 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano this week designated 11 new countries as eligible to participate in the H-2A and H-2B nonimmigrant visa programs, which allow U.S. employers to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary or seasonal jobs for which U.S. workers are not available. The 11 newly designated countries—Croatia, Ecuador, Ethiopia,...
  • Former rebel leader is Uruguay's president-elect

    11/29/2009 5:12:57 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 8 replies · 563+ views
    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – A plain-talking former leader of leftist guerrillas who once sought power through kidnappings and bombings is now the president-elect of Uruguay. Jose Mujica won more than 50 percent of the votes cast in a run-off election Sunday, according to exit polls by the South American country's three leading pollsters, giving the center-left Broad Front coalition five more years in power.
  • UN Plane Crash Kills 11 in Haiti

    10/09/2009 4:12:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,198+ views
    BBC ^ | 10/9/9
    A United Nations plane has crashed in western Haiti, killing all 11 people on board, UN officials say. The Uruguayan surveillance plane was monitoring the Dominican Republic border as part of its tasks with the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti. Most of those on board the plane were military officers from Uruguay and Jordan, officials told the BBC. More than 9,000 UN personnel are stationed in Haiti, which has long been ravaged by violence and instability. Police officer Cadostin Marc-Andre told the AFP news agency the plane had been nearing the municipality of Ganthier when it came down. UN spokeswoman...
  • Uruguay mulls allowing adoption by homosexuals despite Catholic opposition

    08/31/2009 12:39:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies · 379+ views
    CNA ^ | 8/31/2009
    Lawmakers in Uruguay passed a measure last week that would allow homosexual couples to adopt children, despite the strong opposition from the Catholic Church, voiced recently by Archbishop Nicolas Cotugno of Montevideo and other community leaders. The measure passed by a vote of 53-40 and was a modified version of the bill approved by the Uruguayan Senate on July 15. Now it must be sent back to the Senate for debate. In response to the bill’s passage, which comes two years after the country legalized gay unions, the spokesman for the group National Coordinator for Life, Nestor Martinez, called it...