Stories for May 29th 2003

Thursday, May 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Upsurge in Falklands fishing ? Illex catch increases by 80.000 tons.

Confidence that the Falklands fishery would recover following last year's sensational collapse has been confirmed.

Thursday, May 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

EU proposes speedier tariff reduction.

The European Union requested from Mercosur a speedier market opening for a list of European agricultural and industrial goods in the framework of the current trade liberalization discussions. Mercosur and the European Union exchanged this Wednesday in Brussels demands to improve the liberalization lists presented last March.

Thursday, May 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Bush signs 300 billion dollars tax cut bill.

United States president George Bush signed this Wednesday in a pompous ceremony in the White House the bill that contemplates tax cuts equivalent to 330 billion US dollars in ten years, plus an additional 20 billion to support deficit strapped states.

Thursday, May 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Lula turns right for help.

Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva finally managed a Congressional majority after a center right party decided to join the ruling coalition and so ensure the approval in Congress of crucial reforms in social security and the taxing system.

Thursday, May 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News.

Headlines:
US market open to Uruguayan beef; Punta Arenas flooded;
Is Chilean reconciliation possible?; DAP helicopter rescues oil workers; 23% tourists enjoy night life.

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