Stories for February 2005
The world's population will rise from 6.5 billion to 9.1 billion by 2050, according to a United Nations survey released Thursday.
A Spanish judge on Friday dropped fraud and money laundering charges filed against Riggs Bank in the United States in connection with millions of dollars deposited there by former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
AFTER attending a travel show in London, the Director of Tourism says it was surprising to find so many people who are still so mis-informed about the Islands and, ...we clearly have a long way to go to communicate effectively to consumers that we are accessible and that it doesn't snow all year round.
Trawler caught in South Atlantic EEZ limits tangle; Argentina's toothfish TAC: 2,250 tons; Poor Illex catches but better than 2004.
Venezuela whose leftist president Hugo Chavez claims the United States plans to kill him, said Monday that it has beefed up maritime and air-space vigilance following the announcement of U.S. military exercises near Curacao, an island off the country's northern coast.
Following on from the announcement that the EU has ruled that the present Gibraltar exempt company system must end by 2010, the otherwise rock solid economy has been given a further blow by the by the MoD, with some 600 civilian jobs scheduled to go.
A restoration program for the 14,000 hectares of Torres del Paine National Park consumed by a fire that has been raging for over a week was trusted to the Chilean Forestry Corporation, reported Chilean acting Agriculture Minister Arturo Barrera.
Brazil's Central Bank will continue to raise the basic interest rate, Selic, and will keep it high for a considerable period, in spite of declining inflation risks and strong criticism from business and unions.
Brazil reacted angrily to former European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy's proposal to declare the Amazon region and other rain forests as global public assets subject to world management
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, highlighted Uruguay's economic program for successfully steering the economy out of the 2002 financial crisis and praised the incoming authorities for their commitment to continue with the current framework and build on the progress made to far.