Stories for July 2004
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.
Japan suffered a new setback in the annual International Whaling Commission, IWC meeting when the request to sixth fold its Antarctic minke quota was rejected. During the meeting currently held in Sorrento, Italy, 19 countries supported Japan but 30 voted against.
Argentine Ambassador in London denied his government is holding up growth of the Falkland Islands tourism industry and revealed that we are looking forward to reaching an agreement with the UK regarding flights to the Islands.
Terry Betts, erstwhile union leader, member of the Falkland Islands Legislative and Executive Councils, prominent local entrepreneur and President of the Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce has turned author and musician.
Dr Colin Phipps of Desire Petroleum explained to FIBS that although the recent seismic survey conducted by Desire Petroleum was what is known as ?3 dimensional', this was not strictly the case.