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Montevideo, December 4th 2016 - 01:55 UTC

Stories for May 2004

  • Thursday, May 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Waiting for foreign investment

    Foreign investment in Latinamerica dropped 19% in 2003, the fourth year running, according to the latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal.

  • Thursday, May 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Elusive EU-Mercosur agreement

    The European Union and Mercosur meeting in Brussels did not exchange this Wednesday, --as was scheduled--, their long delayed new trade proposals which should lead to the conclusion of a free trade and association agreement before the end of 2004.

  • Thursday, May 20th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Caruana criticises FCO over Spanish cruise restrictions

    Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana accused the British Foreign Office of failing to defend Gibraltar's interests adequately in the on-going cruise liner dispute with Spain

  • Wednesday, May 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez steps up rhetoric against 'external enemy'

    Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's president, has stepped up his nationalist rhetoric and urged supporters to defend his radical government against destabilisation efforts from abroad.

  • Wednesday, May 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Defence ministers: poverty causes crime

    The defence ministers of Argentina, Brazil and Chile yesterday agreed that “poverty” and “social inequality” are the main causes of crime, violence and instability in the region.

  • Wednesday, May 19th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands Holdings PLC.
    Investment in Portsmouth Harbour Ferry Co.

    The board of Falkland Islands Holdings PLC (“FIH”) is pleased to announce the purchase of 21.6% of the issued share capital of Portsmouth Harbour Ferry Company public limited company (“PHFC”) as a long term investment.

  • Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Michael Howard visits Gibraltar

    Britain's Opposition Leader Michael Howard paid a visit to Gibraltar this Monday on a whirlwind tour to promote the Conservative Party vote for the European Elections.

  • Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Toothfish and ice-fish investigation

    Biological links between Patagonian toothfish and Antarctic ice fish is the main purpose of a 61 days scientific research cruise which began this week when the US flagged “Nathaniel B. Palmer” left Punta Arenas port.

  • Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    21 Koreans with mechanical respirators

    Fifteen crewmembers of the Korean jigger “Sung Kyung” that were intoxicated two weeks ago when an ammoniac gas tank exploded remain connected to mechanical respirators in several Montevideo hospitals.

  • Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine-Brazilian combined air exercises

    The Argentine and Brazilian air forces will be involved until next Friday in the combined exercise “Plata II” with the participation of fighter and transport planes, helicopters, ground radar systems and 360 servicemen.