Stories for April 2004
Connie is the new face of Falklands tourism; Importers meeting follows shipping rates increase; Tax penalty notice spurs returns; Exercise, exercise, exercise.
Stock markets across Asia suffered this week the impact of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao words anticipating that China was preparing steps to cool the economy that has been growing at a nerve breaking pace.
Spanish company expands in Ushuaia; Claims of irregularities in Argentine Fisheries; Spanish long-liners looking towards Brazil; Fisheries subsidies in WTO debate; Talks on EU-Chile trade agreement include fisheries; Anchovy becomes a contentious issue in the River Plate; Momentum builds in global talks on fisheries; EU new members fishing industry will receive 272 million Euros.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner rejected Wednesday evening the idea that his administration is not honouring natural gas agreements with Chile and suggested Chilean president Ricardo Lagos supply reduction claims be addressed to the oil corporations.
Blind Cuban dissident Juan Carlos Gonzalez Leiva was sentenced to four years in prison after having been declared guilty of disrespect for the country's President Fidel Castro who has been in power over forty years.
The extended consumer price index in Brazil experienced a 0,21% increase during April, the lowest this year, according to the latest release from the Brazilian Statistics and Geography Institute, IBGE. In March the index was 0,40%.
Magallanes Senator Sergio Fernandez has requested Punta Arenas official to review overall docking costs for cruise vessels and make them more competitive with Ushuaia in Argentina that has virtually monopolized the industry.
Lan Chile profits in the first quarter reached an all time record of 48,1 million US dollars, a 123% increase over the same period a year ago, according to an official release from the Chilean flag carrier.
The Chilean militarized police, Carabineros, is the institution most trusted by Chilean public opinion followed closely by the audiovisual media, while political parties figure in the bottom of the list, according to an opinion poll recently published in Santiago.
Authorities from the Argentine fishery sector anticipated that quotas for hake hubbsi catches will be announced within 15 days upon reaching the expiration of the January quota restrictions. According to Fisheries and Aquaculture Under-secretary Gerardo Nieto there already exists an initial agreement with all sectors involved.