Stories for May 2004

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

OPEC closer to increasing production

The Organization of petroleum exporting countries, OPEC, could be holding a formal meeting next May 22/24 in Amsterdam to decide an oil production increase with the purpose of stopping the escalation of oil prices, the highest in decades.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil wants full access to EU farm markets

The Brazilian Deputy Trade Representative before the World Trade Organization, WTO Pablo Estavillet de Mezquita argued in favour of Mercosur countries having “free of quotas access” to European Union agriculture markets.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Gas crisis: situation will stabilize in 2005/06

“The only thing we can do is feeling ashamed, and apologize”, said Argentine Minister of Interior Anibal Fernandez who defended Argentina's decision to limit natural gas supply to Chile, simultaneously admitting that there's no close end to the energy crisis.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

New Brazilian ambassador in Argentina

One of the most capable political operators from the Brazilian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Mauro Luiz Iecker Vieira, 53, is the new Brazilian ambassador in Buenos Aires.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Lula confirms conservative economic policy

Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva appealed to the business community not to expect “magic plans” to help reactivate the stagnant Brazilian economy which in 2003 contracted 0,2% for the first time in eleven years.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean Fishermen Free to Return Home

A third application to the Supreme Court of Western Australia has seen a Chilean fishermen arrested aboard the fishing vessel Viarsa 1 allowed to return home before he faces trial in October.

Tuesday, May 18th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands Development Board meeting.

The Falkland Islands Development Board met at the Chamber of Commerce this morning.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

President Kirchner still going strong

Argentine president Nestor Kirchner public opinion support stands at 73%, eleven points less than in April, according to the latest poll from Ipsos-Mora & Araujo published in this Sunday's edition of La Nacion.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands investigate aquaculture potential

Five Falklands' business people visited the Shetland Islands last week, investigating the potential of aquaculture.

Monday, May 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine Memorial inauguration: “no formal proposal”

Falkland Islands Councillor Mike Summers said that no approach has been made by Argentina for the inauguration of the Argentine War Memorial at Darwin.

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