Stories for May 2003

Sunday, May 18th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Large fish 'may follow dinosaurs'.

The destruction wrought on the world's oceans by industrial fishing is made clear in a shocking new report.

Saturday, May 17th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Bill Rammell congratulates Argentina's President ? elect.

Speaking yesterday Friday following confirmation of Nestor Kircher's victory in Argentina's Presidential election, Foreign Office Minister Bill Rammell said,:

Friday, May 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

Headlines: Fresh approch from Argentina's next president - hopes councillors; Schedule for Tamar; Lyn crewman have been properly paid say Galfishing; Meat shipment passes; Tune In - FIBS Saturday night dedicated to 'Give a Quid to an Iraqi Kid'.

Friday, May 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina thanks Uruguay.

In a brief 24 hours visit to neighboring Uruguay, Argentine caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde who will be leaving office next May 25, thanked the Uruguayan government for all the support given to Argentina, “when we were a step away from the abyss”. Mr. Duhalde also admitted that the Argentine crisis had a negative influence for the Uruguayan economy, but now the “positive ripples” from Argentina will reflect in Uruguay.

Friday, May 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Mercosur-EU discussions.

The European Union and Mercosur will be exchanging this Friday the additional trade liberalization proposals that were requested following the last round of talks held in March.

Friday, May 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Mercosur - US 4+1 talks.

The presidents of Uruguay, Jorge Batlle and Argentina, Eduardo Duhalde coincided in the need of a stronger regional integration, starting with a reinvigorated Mercosur that could open the way for trade discussions with United States following the 4+1 model.

Thursday, May 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner president and Menem appeals for unity.

For the first time ever a Patagonian born is Argentina's next president. Santa Cruz province governor Nestor Kirchner will be taking office May 25 after former president Carlos Menem finally explained in a national broadcast at prime time why he has stepping down from the May 18 run off, but certainly not abandoning politics.

Thursday, May 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Opposition is born.

Promising a “constructive opposition”, Mr. Ricardo López Murphy who has emerged as the most important non Peronist figure in current Argentine politics, took advantage of the political vacuum created by Mr. Menem's long meditated decision to step down from the presidential run off and was extremely critical of the former president and caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde.

Thursday, May 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil welcomes Kirchner as Argentina's next president.

Brazil is pleased that Nestor Kirchner will be Argentina's next president and hopes that with him as leader, the two nations' bilateral “strategic alliance will advance considerably,” Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said here Thursday.

Wednesday, May 14th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“I won't let you down”

After a full day of hectic activity and insistent rumors about former Argentine president Carlos Menem abandoning this next Sunday's (May 18) presidential run off against favorite Nestor Kirchner, Mr. Menem appeared on Tuesday midnight and promised supporters “I won't let you down; go and rest, tomorrow is a new day”.

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