Stories for May 2003

Monday, May 26th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Legendary Chilean legislator charged with bribery

Chilean lawmaker Juan Pablo Letelier, an emblematic figure in the Socialist party here, on Monday was charged with bribery by a special judge investigating corruption.

Monday, May 26th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina Leader Talks of Regional Unity .

Argentina's new president, Nestor Kirchner, greeted a host of Latin American leaders on Monday, outlining his plans to reshape a nation gripped by deep economic woes.

Sunday, May 25th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Kirchner Set to Become Argentine Leader

Nestor Kirchner, a little-known governor from Patagonia, faces tough decisions on the nation's faltering economy when he takes office Sunday as Argentina's sixth president in 18 months.

Saturday, May 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina's strategist defies the odds

Eduardo Duhalde says he is playing out the last moves of the most important chess game of his life. By the looks of things, Argentina's outgoing president is winning comfortably.

Saturday, May 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Milk shortage in Argentina

The significant drop in Argentine milk production has forced Buenos Aires dairy plants to import fresh milk from Uruguay at a daily rate of 25,000 liters. According to Argentine sources this is the first time in history that the country has been forced to buy milk overseas to honor export contracts of dairy produce

Saturday, May 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News

Headlines:
Vessel owners accuse Argentina of discrimination,Good prospects for San Matías squid ,Argentine fisheries exports up 21%.

Saturday, May 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner ponders shake-up of Argentine top brass

President-elect Nestor Kirchner is considering changes to the leadership of the country's armed forces, the man who will be his Cabinet chief said Saturday.

Saturday, May 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Latin American Leaders End Rio Group Summit

Latin American leaders have closed the annual Rio Group summit in Cuzco, Peru, with the signing of a resolution promoting regional democracy and economic stability.

Friday, May 23rd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines: Landing Day at Blue Beach cemetery remembers Falklands fallen; Beef - is it worth it?; College students to sign on dotted line; Liberation memories; Postcode for Falklands; Islander does her bit.

Friday, May 23rd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner will take office before Congress

Breaking with history incoming Argentine president Nestor Kirchner will be taking office Sunday May 25 in Congress and not as traditionally in the country's Government House, Casa Rosada, world known for the balconies from where Juan Domingo and Evita Peron addressed the masses assembled in Plaza de Mayo.

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