Stories for June 29th 2004
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.