Stories for July 2004

Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Warn Against Amazon Destruction.

The millions of tons of greenhouse gases spewed into the atmosphere every year by burning in the Amazon are almost entirely absorbed by the rain forest, scientists said.

Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Poll gives Chavez edge in referendum.

In the coming August 15 referendum, some 45 percent of Venezuelans will vote in favor of president Hugo Chavez continuing as president, about 34 percent will vote for his recall, and a significant number remains undecided, according to a poll published Friday in the the daily El Nacional.

Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine homes save on gas, electricity to meet energy crisis.

The Argentine government on Friday said that in the first six months of the year a plan to reduce household energy consumption yielded savings of 8 percent on domestic gas and 3 percent on electricity, which were used to supply growing industrial demand.

Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Conversion of Falkland Islands pounds into Sterling.

Public Notice from the Treasury and Standard Chartered Bank.

Saturday, July 31st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Hoon's Gibraltar visit “untimely”, says Madrid.

The Spanish government has summoned its ambassador in the United Kingdom to Madrid for consultations following the announcement of a high ranking delegation visit to Gibraltar, headed by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon.

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine fisheries news.

Headlines:

Argentina cuts drastically toothfish catches; Argentine fish exports increase 18%. Good shrimp catches in South Atlantic.

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Oil industry targets South Atlantic.

Repsol-YPF Argentina's main hydrocarbons producer and other foreign companies will be investing over 300 million US dollars in oil and gas exploration in the South Atlantic and offshore Buenos Aires province during 2005.

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Hewlett-Packard CEO praises Chile.

Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said in Santiago that Latin America has much to learn from Chile regarding economics and institutional security.

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Pinochet's son detained for alleged tax fraud.

Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet oldest son was arrested Thursday in connection with allegations of tax fraud, authorities reported in Santiago.

Friday, July 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

“IMF erred failed by supporting inadequate policies too long”

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) this Thursday released the report Evaluation of the Role of the IMF in Argentina, 1991-2001.

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