Stories for September 2004

Friday, September 3rd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

IMF optimistic about world growth.

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, raised world growth estimate above the original 4,6% forecast and asked country members of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) to advance in the implementation of “flexible exchange rate” systems.

Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Chile's efforts to reduce Argentine gas dependence.

ENAP, Chile's government owned oil company and which is leading a project to put an end to Chile's dependence on Argentine natural gas supplies, has already selected a location for constructing the plant that will re-gasify imported liquefied natural gas. The new plant will be located in Quintero, north of Valparaiso in central Chile's Region V.

Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News

Headlines:
Argentina rejects softening toothfish restrictions; Patagonian ports landed 260,000 tons; Peru looks to Galicia for fisheries joint-ventures.

Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Supreme Court Justice Resigns in Argentina.

A Supreme Court justice resigned on Wednesday rather than face Senate impeachment proceedings, the fourth judge targeted in a high court purge led by President Nestor Kirchner.

Thursday, September 2nd 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine bomb suspects acquitted.

The five members of the so-called “local connection” implicated in the 1994 extremist bombing of a Jewish cultural center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people were acquitted here Thursday for lack of evidence. Relatives immediately reacted calling it the “end of Justice” in Argentina.

Wednesday, September 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilian economy picking up speed.

Brazil's economy is recovering strongly after last year's contraction according to the latest release from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

Wednesday, September 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina expects record beef export year.

Argentine beef exports during the first half of this year jumped 52% in volume and 72% in revenue compared to the same period a year ago.

Wednesday, September 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Rammell visits Panama and Virgin Islands

Bill Rammell, Foreign Office Minister for Latin America and Overseas Territories left for on August 31 for a two day visit, followed by a three day visit to the British Virgin Islands.

Wednesday, September 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News.

Headlines:
APEC Tourism ministers summit in Punta Arenas;
Santa Cruz cracks on rustling; Last Ona descendent dies at 91.

Wednesday, September 1st 2004 - 21:00 UTC

President Kirchner's two big NO.

Argentine president Nestor Kirchner categorically rejected two requests from visiting International Monetary Fund Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato which supposedly would help resume discussions in the framework of the IMF-Argentina stand-by arrangement, according to the Buenos Aires press.

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