Stories for July 22nd 2004
With 800,000 certified hectares, Uruguay is ranked sixth internationally among the world's countries with most organic farmland.
Former presidents and rulers, artists, Nobel Prize winners, bishops and even actors have been invited as observers for the recall referendum of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to be held next August 15.
While rovers and orbiting spacecraft scour Mars searching for clues to its past, researchers from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Agency, NASA have uncovered another piece of the red planet in Antarctica
Brazilian government oil company Petrobras next year will be drilling new wells in the Urucu southeast basin in the Amazon jungle, 650 kilometers from Manaos.
Deep cuts in the British armed forces as part of a modernization plan (Delivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities) were announced this Wednesday in Parliament by Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon this Wednesday.
The Argentine 2004/05 season of wheat, corn, sunflower and soybeans is expected to reach a record 75.5 million tons, according to the latest report from the Inter-American Institute of Agricultural Cooperation, IICA.
Chilean flag carrier Lan announced that sales in the first half of the year expanded 20% in line with a more air travel dynamic world market.
Chilean Agriculture Under-Secretary Arturo Barrera said dairy exports in 2004 will reach 80 million US dollars, which represents a 50% expansion over 2003 when sales totalled 55 million US dollars.
The Monetary Policy Committee of the Brazilian Central Bank decided unanimously this Wednesday to keep the basic Selic interest rate unchanged at 16%.
The Argentine government promised a delegation of Malvinas war veterans that next August a census of all former combatants will be undertaken with the purpose of having a real picture of the situation and addressing next of kin claims.