Stories for October 2004
Antarctic residents vote in Chilean election; Lan Chile welcomes competition; Punta Arenas airport undergoing maintenance; Cruise season begins in southern Chile.
Western Patriot belonging to a US-Norwegian company and contracted by the Spanish-Argentine consortium Repsol-YPF is seismic surveying an area extending between Falkland Islands and Tierra del Fuego reports the Argentine press.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner officially inaugurated this week the renewed air terminal of Rio Gallegos which now also includes a 3,500 metres runway, one of the longest in the area.
Despite an electoral curfew that started yesterday in Uruguay ? which silenced the public fervour sympathizers of all candidates had shown in the weeks leading to the country's election tomorrow ?the country continued to produce news.
The vast Perito Moreno glacier that lost an enormous wall of ice in a spectacular collapse in March is showing signs that another section could eventually break free, the La Nación newspaper reported yesterday.
Falkland Islands Councillors assured the public there will be no negotiations with Argentina concerning scheduled flights.
Tabaré Vázquez a 64-year-old doctor, former mayor of the capital Montevideo and leader of a left wing coalition with more than 50% of vote intention seems poised to become Uruguay's next president in Sunday's general election with out the need of a run-off at the end of November.
Michael and his Condor arrive home; Falklands War: parliament looks toward 25th anniversary; De-mining meeting; Royal Marines' birthday; Amsterdam is first cruiser.
Most Hispanic U.S. voters support Democrat John Kerry in next week's presidential election and think President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq was a mistake, according to a new poll by The Washington Post, Univision and a Latino affairs think tank.
Poverty has dropped but the gap between rich and poor continues to widen according to Chilean public opinion perception indicates a poll released this Wednesday in Santiago by Fundación Chile 21.