Stories for 2003
Chilean tourism turnover reaches a billion US dollars; Local company acquires Magallanes abattoir; Farewell to Punta Arenas air pioneer.
Without advances in multilateral negotiations, the Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, will not progress forecasted the president of the World Trade Organization General Council Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo.
Argentine officials complained bitterly to Uruguay over the posting in Argentina of a military attaché who is accused of human rights abuses during the country's eleven years military dictatorship.
Australia will boost the protection of its sovereign interests with full-time armed patrols of the remote and ecologically sensitive Southern Ocean, the Australian Government announced this week.
The crew of the Uruguayan flagged longliner Viarsa 1, currently retained in Fremantle will be informed next February 5 of the date of their trial for allegedly illegally fishing in Australian waters.
The former Type 22 batch 2 frigate HMS Sheffield, now the Chilean FFG Almirante Williams, welcomed on board her new masters as part of a visit to Devonport Naval Base. Chilean officials anticipated they hoped to purchase two more former Royal Navy units.
Headlines:Strong Chilean peso punishes fishing industry; Vigo will host European Fishing Resources Agency; NZ Antarctic vessels join voluntary satellite monitoring; Massive increase for Brazilian Fisheries Department budget; EU country members can subsidise fishing companies; Las Palmas seeks agreements with Chinese fleet;
The former Argentine Senate official who last week blew the top of the Senate bribes scandal submitted as evidence an alleged receipt from one of the accused legislators.
Economy Nobel Prize Joseph Stiglitz recommended Argentine president Nestor Kirchner not to subscribe the United States sponsored Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, and praised the current Argentine sovereign debt negotiation process with creditors.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner was chosen Latinamerican Man of the Year by the influential Brazilian weekly magazine IstoE because, acting without arrogance or chauvinism he's dedicated to recovering the economy and self esteem of Argentine and Brazilian citizens.