Stories for March 31st 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.