Stories for October 2003
New stealth US fisheries research for Alaska; Koreans now biggest consumers of seafood worldwide; Brazil: Government rectifies foreign vessels chartering decree; Chile: Rare environmental emergency in fishing plant.
Nearly a year after he was swept to power on pledges of radical social change, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil's president, on Monday announced an overhaul of his poverty-eradication programme.
The leading stock market index in Argentina has hit its highest ever level since opening for business in 1986.
In the framework of the Argentine-British high level regular talks initiated in 2002, a high ranking Foreign Office official met this Monday in Buenos Aires with the Argentine Foreign Affairs Deputy Secretary Jorge Taiana.
The Chilean government discarded any possibility of ceding territorial sovereignty in exchange for Bolivia exporting natural gas through Chile.
Twenty one Asian and Pacific leaders ended this Tuesday a summit in Bangkok, Thailand, calling for increased measures against terrorism and agreed to support the resumption of trade talks in the framework of WTO, which collapsed last month in Mexico.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and privatized public utility companies seem to be in a collision course following the latest exchange of warnings.
With the country risk at its lowest and favourable trade prospects following the signing of the free trade agreement with United States, Chile's peso is appreciating and the price of the US dollar in Chilean money markets falling, a downward tendency that promises to continue.
Felipe Quisque leader of Bolivia's main peasants' organizations anticipated more social agitation for next April with the purpose of deposing interim president Carlos Mesa who took office this week after a month long of riots that forced the resignation of Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.
World Trade Organization Director General Supachai Panitchpakdi addressing the 21 leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit meeting in Thailand, called for a strong political commitment with the resumption of the failed global trade negotiations.