Stories for June 29th 2004

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.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Petrobras buys Agip's liquid gas operations.

Petrobras, the Brazilian state owned oil company purchased for 450 million US dollars all assets of Agip in Brazil, a company belonging to the Italian corporation ENI.

Tuesday, June 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from Chile.

Headlines:
ENAP Refineries absorbs fuel storage; Chilean travel agents face new priorities; Big party in Valparaiso for USS Reagan seamen.

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