Stories for August 2004
Punta Arenas Appeals Court rejected the protection request presented by the Simunovic Abattoir against the local government for having extended regional investment incentives to the recently privatized former Sacor plant.
Brazil's Central Bank president Henrique Meirelles, said Friday that he was not resigning and insisted he had President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's full support in the face of allegations of tax evasion.
Mercosur and European Union delegates will attempt this coming week in Brasilia to unlock negotiations for a free trade area between both blocks.
Argentina called on all former 1982 Malvinas war combatants to register in the First National Census of War Veterans.
After several weeks of difficult diplomatic exchanges with Peru repeatedly calling for a review of maritime borders, Chile sent a dissuasive signal to its northern neighbor with a military display just across the border.
A more flexible Mercosur with a several speed integration process, structural support fund for the weakest economies plus an energy compensation belt helping to match demand and supply culminating in a South American Community or United States of South America, is the ambitious agenda for the next six months set out this week in Brazil.
British Commander in Chief of the Fleet allegedly revived the spectre of the Falkland Islands conflict as a direct result of last month's defence cuts and redeployment of units.
Heavy handed Foreign Ministry pressure seems to be the response to people to people diplomacy and the triumph of reconciliation, points out The Buenos Aires Herald in its Thursday (August 5) editorial criticizing Argentine government's reaction to a private visit by Malvinas Families next of kin to the recently finished Argentine Memorial in Darwin
Australia is helping to lead the way with a new approach to combat illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean through the adoption of a centralized Vessel Monitoring System (cams).
The United Nations Latinamerica and Caribbean Economic Commission, Cepal, forecasts a much stronger growth in the region than originally expected.