Stories for December 2004
Punta Arenas is basically free from the impact of tsunamis and sea quakes according to Chilean authorities from the country's early warning system that extends all along the country's coast in coordination with international organizations.
”We will continue to discuss with Argentina issues of mutual concern and benefit to your community, building on recent meetings over shared fish stocks, the Continental Shelf and de-mining, but let me assure you, there is no lessening in our commitment to your security, sovereignty or right to self-determination.
Argentine police were looking Friday for the owner of a deathtrap nightclub where 180 people died in this city's worst-ever fire, while authorities declared three days of mourning during which no New Year's festivities or music will be allowed on municipal property.
Latinamericans are no longer the largest group of immigrant workers in Japan, revealed Tokyo authorities.
Spain's Socialist government has put the final touches on a project to legalize the residence and employment here of an estimated 800,000 undocumented immigrants
Brazil exports soared 30% this year compared to 2003 but economists warn that a weak dollar is threatening the current rate of expansion. The Brazilian currency, Real, as have the euro and the yen have been consistently appreciating against the weakening US dollar.
From a virtually monopoly situation Punta Arenas this high season has three airlines competing in the Santiago round trip market with a total daily supply of 1.230 seats.
Mercosur has problems, it's not working as it should and its future in uncertain, said Danilo Astori, Uruguay's future Finance Minister who takes office next March.
Gibraltar Governor Sir Francis Richards has acknowledged Spain's courage in entering into a new forum of dialogue involving the British Overseas Territory and has also criticised those in Spain seeking to return to past values and times.
THE biggest-ever hunt for oil in the Falkland Islands is getting under way, as a London-listed start-up launches a bid to transform the British territory into a hotbed for energy giants.