Brazilian journalist based in the UK, currently writing about contemporary South American issues.

Twitter: @EdPagnoncelli

Member since: Wed 3 August 2011

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eduardop's Articles

Argentina accused of protectionism by WTO members

Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 11:28

A group of 40 countries, including the United States, Japan and members of the EU has formally complained to the WTO (World Trade Organisation) about Argentina's... Read article

Blatter changes tone and criticises Brazil's World Cup preparations

Saturday, 31 March, 2012 - 11:07

Only two weeks after meeting with Brazilian authorities to show support to the country's preparations for the 2014 World Cup, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has suddenly changed... Read article

Brazil: protests and controversy on military coup anniversary

Friday, 30 March, 2012 - 12:16

Protesting against senior military officers who were celebrating the 48th anniversary of the military coup in Brazil, hundreds of students staged an angry protest outside Rio... Read article

Brazil: former president Lula da Silva 'free' of cancer

Thursday, 29 March, 2012 - 16:33

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has finished the treatment against a larynx cancer diagnosed in October last year. The 66 year-old political leader said... Read article

Fidel Castro asks for 'modest and simple' meeting with Pope

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 - 14:40

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro told local media he has asked for a "modest and simple" meeting with Pope Benedict XVI which is set to happen later this afternoon in Havana... Read article

BRICS nations to create joint development bank

Wednesday, 28 March, 2012 - 14:11

The 4th BRICS Summit kicks off today in New Delhi with the presence of the heads of state of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The group of emerging countries is... Read article

Colombia: 36 FARC rebels killed in air raid

Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 10:15

The Colombian Army killed 36 FARC rebels "in the pre-dawn bombing Monday of a guerrilla camp", in the Meta region, officials said. It is the second major blow to FARC in less... Read article

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Cuba claiming for 'open society'

Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 - 09:58

The Pope has arrived in Cuba this morning for a three-day visit to Cuba, the first papal visit to the country since 1998. The Pontiff flew in after visiting Mexico and was... Read article

Hugo Chávez returns to Cuba for cancer treatment

Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 12:29

The president of Venezuela Hugo Chávez has returned to Cuba this weekend in order to start radiotherapy treatment for a recurrent cancer. Mr Chávez, 57, who was treated of a... Read article

Magnitude 7.1 quake hits central Chile

Monday, 26 March, 2012 - 12:14

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Chile on Sunday night. It was the strongest and longest earthquake since a huge quake devastated the same region two years ago.... Read article