Stories for June 2004
Brazil's presidential Air Force One to be delivered next December will be equipped with a sophisticated communications and security system and a presidential desk that will enable the Brazilian head of government to rule from the air.
Brazil's financial markets expect the annual inflation target to advance from 6,36% to 6,50% following the latest data about retail and wholesale price indexes, according to a poll among the country's main one hundred companies and published by Focus from the Central Bank.
Aerolíneas Argentinas, now Spanish owned, will be investing 558 million US dollars in the next five years to renew its fleet, vice-president Jose Maria Llodrá announced in Buenos Aires.
The Chilean meat industry will be exporting 350 million US dollars in 2004 announced Agriculture Minister Arturo Barrera Miranda during the recent Expo-Carne and the biennial meeting of the industry held in Santiago's Machopo Station.
United States and five Central American countries signed last Friday a free trade association, CAFTA, which once it becomes effective, following Congressional approvals, will liberate 80% of bilateral trade that in 2003 reached 23 billion US dollars.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva saw off this Monday 150 Brazilian servicemen who will be part of the new United Nations multilateral peacekeeping force in Haiti
The Falkland Islands Legislative Council Fisheries Committee met in Stanley to consider the Illex squid licence refund and heard a brief preliminary report from some participants in the recent aquaculture fact-finding trip to Ireland and Scotland.