Stories for June 2004

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Double trade in the next four years.

Doubling trade in the next four years is the main commercial objective of the current state visit of Argentine President Nestor Kirchner to China, said Secretary of Economic International Relations Martin Redrado.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

Headlines:
Live spectacle by killer whales; Tanker involved in Magellan Strait accident abandons yard; Punta Arenas fishermen honor St. Peter; Ambitious energy program in Magellan Strait.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News.

Headlines:
French catch Patagonian toothfish poacher; Argentina: Concern with Patagonian toothfish stock; Albatross petition calls for an end to pirate vessels.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

”We're fed up with (US) meddling in our affairs”.

Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Rafael Bielsa said the Argentine government “was fed up” with foreign meddling in Argentina's internal affairs following a statement from a United States official expressing concern about the growing picketers street violence in the country.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

President Bush popularity at its lowest.

The popularity of US president George Bush dropped to its lowest ever, 42%, with only four months to the presidential election according to the latest public opinion poll aired by CBS and published by The New York Times this Tuesday.

Wednesday, June 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Pessimism about EU-Mercosur talks.

Reaching a cooperation and free trade association agreement between Mercosur and the European Union by next October, as committed by both sides, seems ever distant, according to Argentine diplomatic sources.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

“Air links: get real Bielsa”.

“Let's forget fantasy and live in the real world”, suggests a prominent member of the Falkland Islands community in an “open letter” to Argentine Foreign Minister Rafael Bielsa following a further authorization by the Argentine government for an Argentine airline to fly to the Islands.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Worst income distribution in decades.

Argentina currently has the worst wealth distribution of the last thirty years with a growing gap between the richest and poorest brackets according to a report published last weekend by Buenos Aires daily Clarin.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Majority favour ousting Venezuela president Chavez.

A majority of Venezuelans, 54% would vote to oust President Hugo Chavéz in the August 15 recall referendum, according to the latest opinion polls published over the weekend.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Kerry promises “respect” for Latinamerica.

The almost certain United States Democrat presidential candidate John Kerry promised closer collaboration with Latinamerica, promotion of democracy and criticized the current President Bush administration for insisting with free trade in hemispheric relations.

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