Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

The 2012 US presidential election is the first time that candidates have benefited from super-Pacs, which bring in millions of dollars that can be used to support someone’s campaign through advertising. The Citizens United Supreme Court decision in 2010 loosened the restrictions on who can give how much to political action committees, giving rise to what has become known as “super-Pacs”. Direct donations to the candidates’ campaigns can only be up to $2,500. Donations to super-Pacs are often 10 or 100 times more than that.

Tensions between Argentina and the UK over the status of the Falkland Islands are running high as Buenos Aires prepares to lodge a formal protest with the UN Security Council and General Assembly after Britain dispatched HMS Dauntless to the islands.

This interactive map explores the economic and political set-up of the Falkland Islands, particularly the status of the ongoing oil and gas exploration around the islands’ waters.