Stories for January 2005
Members from the Chamber of Fisheries And Fresh Fish Processing Companies of the Gulf of San Jorge (CAEPPEFRE) in Argentine Patagonia have warned that all fresh fish vessels operating out of the Port of Comodoro Rivadavia, Chubut province, have already exhausted the hake (Merluccius hubbsi) quota allocated by the federal government in early January 2005.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez proclaimed to activists at the World Social Forum Sunday in Brazil, that socialism is not dead and announced an agrarian revolution in his country with the seizure of 20 million hectares (49.3 million acres).
More Brazilians die each year from obesity health related problems than from malnutrition, reported Sunday O Globo newspaper in Rio do Janeiro.
The Organization of Oil Producing and Export Countries, OPEC meeting in Vienna Sunday agreed to keep oil output levels unchanged at 27 million barrels per day in spite of a 40% increase in crude prices during the last twelve months.
Colombia and Venezuela announced in an agreed statement that the crisis over the capture of a guerrilla commander is over and anticipated a presidential summit for next February 3.
The World Economic Forum gathered in Davos, Switzerland concluded Sunday with a message of hope for the Korean peninsula but with very few ideas of how to reduce poverty, combat sickness and stimulate the world economy.
On Sunday, the British military base at Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands played host to the civilian population at an Open Day.
Bill Rammell, Foreign Office Minister for Latin America, is visiting Brazil from 31 January to 1 February.
The United States economy expanded at a slower pace than expected in the last quarter of 2004, --3,1%--, down from 4% in the third quarter but still managed to end the year with an overall growth of 4,4%, the strongest since the 4,5% of 1999.
The head of the International Monetary Fund mission in Brazil said he was impressed with the performance of the Brazilian economy during 2004 which helped to significantly reduce its financial vulnerability.