Stories for June 2004

Thursday, June 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Closer Brazil-Chile cooperation.

Chile and Brazil agreed to renew efforts with the purpose of achieving South American countries integration emphasizing trade, communications infrastructure and science and technology development.

Thursday, June 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

IMF concern with Argentine inflation.

The IMF delegation currently in Buenos Aires for the third review of the stand-by agreement with Argentina said they were concerned with the retail prices index which is expected to reach 7,2% in 2004, far above the IMF forecasted 3% for the whole year.

Thursday, June 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Tragedy in Patagonia coal mine.

Six miners killed, eight missing and dozens treated for intoxication with carbon monoxide is the primary result of a fire that swept through a coal mine 600 meters deep, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz a few miles away from Puerto Natales in Chile.

Thursday, June 17th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Basic rate in Brazil remains unchanged at 16%

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Brazilian Central Bank decided this Wednesday for the third consecutive time to keep the basic Selic rate unchanged at 16% (9% in real terms). The decision was unanimous.

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

An aquaculture feasibility study should be completed in the islands by the end of this year, the Falkland Islands Development Board.

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

More Latins immigrating to Europe.

Poverty in their home countries and higher obstacles to entering the United States are pushing ever-greater numbers of Latin Americans to immigrate to Europe, from where they send home increasing sums of money now vital to national economies, the International Organization for Migration said in a study published Tuesday

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Menem founds new Peronist faction.

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has launched a new political group within the Peronist party and vowed to return to Argentina soon.

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

USS Ronald Reagan in South Atlantic.

One of the largest and most modern US Navy nuclear aircraft carriers, USS Ronald Reagan is currently in the South Atlantic after leaving Norfolk in the East coast and heading for her homeport in San Diego, California.

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands and Argentina ready for C-24 Day.

This Friday in New York two Falkland Islands elected Councillors and the Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister will repeat the annual ritual of addressing the United Nations Decolonisation Committee, C-24.

Wednesday, June 16th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Freezer vessels and fresh-fish operators' controversy.

Congressional representatives from the province of Buenos Aires expressed their opposition to freezer vessels operating north of parallel 48º, insisting governor Felipe Solá intercede before federal authorities to rectify the situation.

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