Stories for June 2003
The Community of Andean Nations, CAN, agreed this past weekend to accelerate the decision making process with the purpose of achieving a free trade agreement with Mercosur by the end of the year and so be better prepared for the coming United States sponsored Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA.
Suspicious boats in Australian toothfish waters;
Friends of the Fish proposal to WTO; Squid shortage hastens season end; New coastal and large fish market opens in Vigo; Papers wanted for aquaculture feed conference in Hawai; NAFO scientists recommend 50 % cut in halibut catch; Argentina will review fishing licences;
If a revocatory referendum against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is called, 62% of Venezuelans would vote against him, while 30% would support him according to a poll released this weekend in Caracas, the country's capital.
Argentina imposed a six months compulsory residence on incoming financial capital. The regulation that already exists in other South American countries and excludes foreign trade operations and direct foreign investment is targeted to ease the impact of speculation in local financial markets.
Under heavy security, a former member of Argentina's military was extradited Saturday to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism for allegedly torturing dissidents during his country's Dirty War against government opponents.
A Royal Navy frigate on patrol in the Caribbean has helped block more than three tons of drugs which were thought to be destined for Europe.
Headlines: Islands remember Sir Denis; Isle of Man study?; Timbers are safe; Better borrowing.
Titulares: Isleños recuerdan a Sir Denis; ¿Estudios en la Isla de Man?; Los maderos están a salvo; Amplían préstamos.
Argentina's Chief Justice Julio Nazareno resigned Friday following weeks of bitter conflict with the executive branch and congressional moves to impeach him, Supreme Court officials told to the press.
Headlines:Korean poacher arrested in Argentina;
Toothfish pirates under increasing pressure; Additional TAC for commercial species; Rio de Janeiro seeks to regain leading position; Peru promotes individual fishing quotas.