Stories for March 2004
Serious accusations were aired in the Montevideo press against the Uruguayan Fisheries Department observer of the longliner Maya V, apprehended by the Australian Navy for allegedly illegally fishing.
A brush, a light bulb and a lens that have been resting on the seabed for 65 years are some of the objects found in the rangefinder structure of the German battleship Graf Spee that will be on public exhibition in Montevideo.
Scab outbreak still out of control; Good summer season in Chile; ENAP finds more oil in Egypt; Chilean Navy dismantling Antarctic base; Dohne sheep test breeding in Magallanes.
Carlos Traboulsi, president of the Buenos Aires City Christian Democrats presented this Tuesday a 67 billion US dollars claim against Britain in behalf of the Argentine people, because of the illegal exploitation of the Malvinas since 1833 and the theft of the River Plate Viceroy treasury in 1806.
With the clock ticking toward a 3.1-billion-dollar debt deadline that Argentina faces with the International Monetary Fund today, the two sides were discussing steps the lender wants Argentina to take to keep a loan deal on track, sources said.
Argentina decided at the eleventh hour to make a $3.1 billion payment Tuesday to the International Monetary Fund, government sources said.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner took full command of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, as D day, March 9, when Argentina is expected to reimburse 3,1 billion US dollars, becomes closer.
Montevideo and Buenos Aires are first and second in South America and 76 and 78 in a quality of life ranking list that that includes 215 world cities and which is annually published by Mercier Human Resources Consulting with main offices in Geneva and New York.
The story of the mostly 554 Anglo-Argentine pilots that joined the Royal Air Force in World War II, of which 122 died in combat, will be published in a book to be launched next August titled Thunder Wings (Alas de Trueno).
Foreign investment in Chile totalled 2,464 billion US dollars in 2003, a significant 35,5% drop compared to 2002.