Stories for December 2003

Tuesday, December 30th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Official presentation of the Darwin Memorial

British Ambassador in Argentina Sir Robin Christopher said this Monday in Buenos Aires that the Memorial to be erected in the Argentine cemetery in the Falklands to honour Argentine servicemen killed in the 1982 conflict was important for the reconciliation of the two countries.

Monday, December 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Chile prepares for halibut farming.

The University of Magallanes in Punta Arenas presented this week its first experience with flat fish and the encouraging results of the Atlantic halibut pilot farming project.

Monday, December 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Brazilian polar research.

“Ary Rongel” the Brazilian Antarctic research vessel mostly funded by Brazilian universities is currently moored in Punta Arenas until January 2 when it will return to Operacion Antarctica XXII.

Monday, December 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Antartica tourist flights from Ushuaia.

Beginning January an Argentine company will be organizing Antarctic air tours leaving from Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego.

Monday, December 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Chile supports Argentina's direct air link aspiration.

Chile supports Argentina's claim to the Falkland Islands and it's “a legitimate strategy for Argentina to have a direct air link from its continental territory to the Islands with an Argentine flagged carrier”, revealed Jaime Jelincic, mayor of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Province.

Monday, December 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Berger Wins Guatemala Run-Off Election.

A pro-business former mayor of the Guatemalan capital was elected president over a center-left engineer who billed himself as the candidate of the poor in a runoff election marred by low voter turnout.

Saturday, December 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Chile confirms optimistic economic forecast.

The Chilean government on Friday confirmed its optimistic economic forecast for next year, with projected GDP growth of nearly 5 percent.

Saturday, December 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Mad Cow Likely to Hurt U.S. Beef Industry.

Though officials haven't yet estimated the financial fallout from the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, the Bush administration told Congress in 2001 that the beef industry could lose $15 billion.

Saturday, December 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Spider man flies to Falklands.

Biologists were delighted when a new species of spider was discovered in the Falklands Islands this year.

Friday, December 26th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

U.K. Lab Confirms U.S. Mad Cow Case.

Authorities are looking for the source of infection for the first case of mad cow disease in the United States now that a British laboratory has provided initial independent confirmation of the disease.


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