Stories for 2005

Saturday, December 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Mercopress on line first ten years

2006 is a very special year for Mercopress: it marks the first ten years of our on line service which has been made possible thanks to the shared commitment and confidence of our clients, subscribers and readers.

Friday, December 30th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Bolivia's Morales on a quick visit to Cuba

Evo Morales, the elected Bolivian president who describes himself as “anti-imperialist” is leaving for a long pre-inauguration international tour that begins Friday in Cuba with Fidel Castro.

Friday, December 30th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Update.

THE Penguin News staff wishes readers both in the Falklands and overseas a prosperous and fruitful New Year.

Friday, December 30th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Extra second to clocks midnight December 31

Scientists are delaying the start of the New Year by adding the first “leap second” in seven years to keep clocks in sync with solar time used by astronomers.

Friday, December 30th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

“Too many immigrants”, say Spaniards

In spite of a generous amnesty that in 2005 legalized the residence and employment of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, Spaniards are worried about the influx of foreigners and believe that too many already are in the country.

Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Falklands' new fisheries regime effective next July

Falkland Islands governor Howard Pearce confirmed that intensive work is underway to bring the new fisheries management regime into effect from July 1, 2006.

Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Panama Canal could become obsolete in 2013

The Panama Canal will be obsolete by 2013 when it won't be able to service large vessels, larger than the current capacity of the inter-oceanic passage, warned a paper from the Panama Canal Authority, ACP.

Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

United against Kirchner's reform

Argentine opposition binds together against Kirchner for first time to reject shrinking of Council of Magistrates.

Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Chile communists to back Bachelet

Chile's Communist party pledged yesterday to back presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet in a tight run-off in January against a rightist alliance.

Wednesday, December 28th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Petrobras finds large oil field

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said it found a “gigantic” oil field containing the equivalent of nearly 10 percent of the South American nation's current reserves

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