May 21, 2013
Printed Edition >Tuesday May 21, 2013
The unemployment rate increased to 7.9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 compared with 7.1 percent over the same period of last year, marking the highest reading in nearly three years, the government’s INDEC national statistics bureau said yesterday.
by Alia Malek
TARTOUS — Above the Syrian coastal town of Tartous, groups of Alawite men and boys were amassing at different landings along a road that winds higher and higher, away from the Mediterranean and into the hills. We saw them assembling as we travelled the same path, taking advantage of a day off to get out of the city.
Iran has approved the memorandum of understanding with Argentina to create a joint “truth commission” to probe the 1994 terrorist attack on the AMIA Jewish community centre, Iranian Embassy chargé d’affaires Ali Pakdaman informed a local radio yesterday.
CARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition yesterday released an audio recording that it said contains a prominent member of the ruling party discussing political strategy with a Cuban intelligence officer. Opposition lawmaker Ismael García said the recording captures a phone conversation between state TV personality Mario Silva, a staunch government ally, and a Cuban identified as Lieutenant -Colonel Aramis Palacios, discussing a split in the ruling socialist party.
Venezuela’s opposition has long accused Cuban leaders of wielding influence behind the scenes in guiding government decisions.
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The World >
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- Sports in brief
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