Stories for March 2004

Wednesday, March 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: “crisis manageable” and 220 volts restored

With help from Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela the Argentine Electricity Wholesale Market Agency, Cammesa, ordered this Tuesday the resumption of 220 volts tension in the national grid, 24 hours after having decided a 5% drop, to 209 volts, to help confront the country's growing energy shortage.

Wednesday, March 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Menem requests temporary residence in Chile

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem confirmed he had applied for temporary residence in Chile but promised he will be visiting Argentina “very soon” to meet his grandson.

Wednesday, March 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Malvinas Vigil in Tierra del Fuego with President Kirchner

Argentine president Nestor Kirchner will be present in the Malvinas War Veterans vigil that is annually commemorated in Rio Grande and Ushuaia on April1 and 2, was officially announced by Tierra del Fuego governor's office.

Wednesday, March 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

President Lula's mounting troubles

“My gentlemen, don't expect more from me more than from a president of the republic; I must honour the Constitution, I don't have God's powers, I'm no miracle maker”, remarked Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who has seen his personal standing and his administration's tumble in public opinion polls with mounting criticisms from political friends and foes.

Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina lowers tension to face energy crisis

Argentina's Energy Secretariat ordered this Monday a 5% tension reduction in the supply of electricity, from 220 to 209 volts, the first attempt to save energy without having to resort to programmed blackouts.

Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Australia to sell toothfish seized onboard Maya V

The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is to sell the catch of Patagonian toothfish seized from the Uruguayan flagged longliner Maya V allegedly caught fishing illegally in the country's waters.

Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Majority of Maya V crew may be free this week

It is too early to know when the Uruguayan crew of the Maya V will return home, the Uruguayan Consulate said yesterday, but hopefully for the majority matters will be resolved this week.

Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Book Review: “A Falkland Islander Till I die”

WHEN Terry Betts first told me that he was writing a book, I asked him what it would be about. “My life, of course,” he said, adding for good measure, “cheeky beggar”.

Tuesday, March 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries updates

Growing concern with poor squid catches / Galicia's fish markets to operate in real time / Effective satellite control in South Atlantic / Galicia granted EUR 8.5 million for fisheries / Chilean delegates travel to Brussels for swordfish talks / Hoki export boom in central Chile / Vigo industry request Fishery Affairs Ministry / Spanish cannery exports reached 413 million Euros / Sustainable fishery guide critical of farmed salmon / Brazil begins massive fleet expansion and renovation / Oxygen-starved dead zones threaten marine life / Japan to impose limits on canthaxanthin pigment / South African pelagic licences for locals / Ministry makes important announcements during Aqua Sur 2004.

Monday, March 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Mediterranean flies in Chilean fruit.

The Chilean Agriculture and Livestock (sanitary) Service confirmed the intensification of monitoring and controls following the discovery of several Mediterranean flies, (ceratitis capitata) in the urban area of Calle Larga in the country's Fifth region.

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