Stories for June 2004

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Peruvian president on the tight rope.

An overwhelming majority of Peruvians given the stagnant political situation face a yet unresolved dilemma: whether to anticipate elections or declare the presidential office “vacant”, according to the latest opinion polls published this Sunday.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Majority of Britons against EU Constitution.

Almost half the British population is against the new European Union charter and Primer Minister Tony Blair's decision to sign the constitution, according to opinion polls published this Sunday in the Sunday Times.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil: Interview to Lula da Silva

Brazilian president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva said this Sunday that “we haven't advanced as fast as I'd liked to, but for the first time we have sustainable economic growth with reasonable economic stability”.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Paving the ground for Venezuela's referendum.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez met privately with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Venezuelan telecommunications tycoon Gustavo Cisneros, the Carter Centre reported this Sunday. Mr. Carter pushed for the meeting, held in Caracas on Friday, the centre confirmed after the news was leaked to the press over the weekend.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

USS Ronald Reagan in Magellan Strait.

USS Ronald Reagan one of the US Navy's largest and most modern aircraft carriers, entered this Sunday the Magellan Strait and is expected to anchor off Punta Arenas in Chilean Patagonia.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Rio Turbio: 14 mines killed in coal mine.

Rescue brigades found the bodies of yet two more Argentine miners which remained reported as disappeared in the recent fire and collapse of several galleries at the Rio Turbio coal mine in southern Argentine Patagonia.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Mexico may increase oil export.

Mexico's new energy secretary, Fernando Elizondo, says his country may increase oil exports by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) later in the year to help stabilize international prices “Mexico agrees with the policy of stabilizing international prices, and so will contribute, within the limits of its production capacity, to the goal of increasing global production so as to achieve stability,” Elizondo told the press.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Kidnapping “industry” boom in Argentina.

Kidnapping has become a booming industry in Argentina with a 565% jump in the last two years reports Buenos Aires city daily Clarin.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay bans Peruvian wool because of FAM.

Uruguay banned the import of wool from Peru, where last week an outbreak of foot and mouth, FAM, disease was reported.

Monday, June 21st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Chile close spying incident.

Three Chilean military that last November were caught red-handed spying in the Punta Arenas Argentine consulate were ceased by the Chilean Army according to reports from the local press.

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