Stories for May 2004

Tuesday, May 25th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil and China “strategic alliance”

Brazil and China emphasized this Monday in Beijing their commitment to a bilateral “strategic alliance”, called for “a more democratic and representative global system” and signed ten agreements covering trade and cooperation in different fields.

Tuesday, May 25th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes fish exports stalled

The stoppage declared since last Wednesday by staff from the Chilean Fisheries National Service, Sernapesca, is complicating and delaying fisheries exports from Magallanes Region, according to Punta Arenas companies and unions.

Tuesday, May 25th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Chile's import tariff averages 2,4%

The tariff reductions agreed by Chile in the several trade accords reached with United States, European Union among others, is forcing the average effective import tariff to continue decreasing, having reached 2,4% last March

Tuesday, May 25th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner tactics “are entirely counter productive”

“The Falkland Islanders are determined to maintain their right to self determination” and Argentine President Kirchner's administration tactics to put pressure on the Islands “are entirely counter productive”, said Governor Howard Pearce this Tuesday in his annual address to the Legislative Council.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Stanley airport celebrates 25th anniversary

Falkland Islands are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stanley's airport with a historic display in the Islands Museum.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes exports increase 18%

In spite of suffering a 1% economic contraction in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period in 2003, Magallanes Region exports jumped 18%, according to the latest release by the Regional Chilean Finance Ministry Representative and the National Statistics Office.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fuel smuggling from Argentina

Magallanes energy distributors are warning local authorities of an incipient but growing contraband of fuel from neighbouring Argentine Patagonia where gasoline costs half the price.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

160,000 Chileans reside in Argentina

Just over 200,000 Chileans actually reside in Central and South America according to the latest poll of registered Chileans overseas taken by the Foreign Affairs Ministry in collaboration with the National Statistics Office.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

G7 calls for more oil; Opec decides in June

Finance ministers from the seven highly industrialized countries, G 7, called for lower oil prices at the end of their meeting this weekend in New York.

Monday, May 24th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Former IMF head president of Germany

Horst Kohler a former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and running as an opposition candidate was elected Germany's new president for a five year mandate

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