Stories for January 2003
Headlines: French Navy catches toothfish poacher; New regulations for frozen fish labelling; Santa Catarina hopes for sardine recovery; French crew catch giant squid;
Lucio Gutiérrez became president of Ecuador on Wednesday, three years after leading a short-lived coup that toppled the presidency of Jamil Mahuad at the height of an economic crisis.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Argentine counterpart Eduardo Duhalde during their meeting held in Brasilia agreed on several initiatives with the purpose of strengthening Mercosur.
Headlines: Magallanes promotes sheep farming; Shearing festival; Less air traffic; Krill research cruise; Chilean salmon exports down.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wants to expand membership in Mercosur, the world's third-largest trade bloc comprising Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The Falkland Islands' first organic meat exports are poised to leave for the UK in an attempt by the islanders to take a leading role in the premium food sector.
A strike that has almost paralyzed Venezuela's crucial oil industry is an act of terrorism that has cost the country $4 billion, the energy and mines minister said.
With over three million tourists last year, a 15,4% jump over 2001, Argentina's tourism industry is undergoing a boom and this year expects to further increase the number of foreigners attracted by the country's multitude of possibilities and excellent prices since the peso was drastically devalued twelve months ago.
Reports of the death of former Argentine President, General Leopoldo Galtieri, were given low prominence in the British media.
In the Falkland Islands there has been no outright expression of dismay or delight at the news of the death of former Argentine Military Dictator General Leopoldo Galtieri.