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.

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