Stories for May 2004
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.
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.
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
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.
Falkland Islands are celebrating the 25th anniversary of Stanley's airport with a historic display in the Islands Museum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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