Stories for January 2004

Saturday, January 31st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Castro Says Bush Plotting to Kill Him.

Fidel Castro accused President Bush on Friday of plotting with Miami exiles to kill him, and said he would die fighting if the United States ever invaded to oust him.

Saturday, January 31st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine President back to Bs. Aires.

Kirchner and his delegation boarded the Tango 01 presidential plane yesterday evening to end a four-day official visit. They are expected back in Buenos Aires this morning after a re-fueling stop in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Next of kin plan 800 visitors for Memorial ceremony

Relatives of the Argentine servicemen killed during the Falkland Islands conflict are expecting 700 to 800 people to be present next March at the inauguration of the Memorial to be built in the Argentine cemetery in Darwin, according to a report in the Argentine press.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Swiss Justice investigates 200 former Menem officials

Argentine Minister of Justice Gustavo Beliz and Swiss magistrate Chritine Junod confirmed Thursday that “over 200 former officials” from the Carlos Menem administration are “under investigation” in Switzerland for alleged claims of corruption and money laundering.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Magallanes unemployment 6,5%

Magallanes Region unemployment experienced a slight 0,2% increase in the last quarter of 2003 reaching 6,5%. However compared to a year ago it remained unchanged and Magallanes is below the national Chilean average of 7,4%.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina's defaulted debt “critical”, says IMF

Even when Argentina successfully managed to jump the hurdle of the first performance review of its stand by arrangement with the IMF, the official IMF release underlines that the “restructuring of Argentina's sovereign defaulted debt remains the most critical task for the coming period”.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

COLTO claims “Maya V”, “Viarsa 1” link

Uruguayan flagged longliner “Maya V” apprehended last Saturday by the Australian Navy allegedly illegally fishing is under bareboat charter to Navalmar S.A. in Uruguay, the same company that chartered the “Viarsa 1” another Uruguayan flagged longliner arrested last September and waiting for trial in Perth, according to COLTO, Coalition of Legal Toothfish Operators.

Friday, January 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Update.

Headlines:
Islands to host Commonwealth forum; Farmers take on management of Meat Company; Exam results ?delightful'; Ships cruising in; Expert investigates fire.

Thursday, January 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

India, South Africa, Brazil political block

India, South Africa and Brazil will back each others claim for permanent seats in the United Nations Security Council said Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva on ending his four day state visit to India.

Thursday, January 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

Kirchner satisfied with visit to Spain

Spanish president Jose Aznar gave its full support to Argentina and its current policies that have attained a recovery “far beyond what was expected”.

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