Stories for March 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.