Stories for September 2004

Thursday, September 30th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Councillors in Labour Conference.

The Falkland Islands stand set up at the annual Labour Party Conference in Brighton is attracting many visitors, reports FIBS.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Municipal test for President Lula's administration.

Brazil is in the final hours of campaigning for Sunday's municipal elections with one of the most heated and important contests in Sao Paulo, South America's largest city

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Joint Patagonia tourism promotion.

Heads of town governments from Magallanes Region in Chile and the Argentine provinces of Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego signed this week in Punta Arenas a Patagonia South-to-South integration agreement with the purpose of improving links and promoting the area overseas.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Record unemployment in Chile.

In spite of the strong recovery of the Chilean economy, unemployment in the quarter June-August 2004 reached 9,9% , 0,5% over the same period a year ago and a 0,2% increase over the previous quarter, according to the latest release from the Chilean Statistics Institute, INE.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Spain main investor in Chile.

Spain has consolidated as the main foreign investor in Chile totalling over 14 billion US dollars with major undertakings in public utilities, (electricity, waterworks, gas distribution), telecommunications, financial services and over fifty small and medium sized companies.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Encouraging news for EU-Mercosur.

The recent naming of a former left wing Italian Primer Minister as head of the European Parliament Mercosur Committee was seen as a positive sign for the ongoing trade negotiations between the two blocks which have an agreed October 31 deadline.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands Patients Prefer Chile.

Director of Falkland Islands Health Services, Norman McGregor-Edwards, claimed yesterday that patients sent to Chile came back with fewer complaints than those sent to Britain for treatment.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Straw-Moratinos meeting in October.

The Convent has issued a press statement confirming recent press reports about the forthcoming meeting between Jack Straw and Miguel Angel Moratinos.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine boy shoots three classmates.

The rampage at the Islas Malvinas Middle School No. 2 in the south-eastern corner of Buenos Aires province touched off an intense nationwide debate about spiralling school violence in Argentina.

Wednesday, September 29th 2004 - 21:00 UTC

Buenos Aires cruise season begins November 5.

Next November 5 with the arrival of the “Amsterdam” and “Saga Pearl” the official 2004/05 cruise season will be inaugurated in Buenos Aires which this summer expects to receive over 50,000 cruise visitors.

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