Stories for May 2005

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries strike caused six-figure losses for Chubut

The salary conflict that has paralysed a large sector of the fisheries industry for 37 days in the Province of Chubut resulted in the loss of at least EUR 5.4 million, according to Mario Ordiales, the president of the Argentine-Patagonian Chamber of Fisheries Industries

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

IADB set for battle over leadership

Enrique Iglesias is expected to present his resignation as president of the Inter-American Development Bank this week, triggering what will be a hotly contested battle for leadership of the western hemisphere's most important multilateral development institution.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

SOS message in a bottle saves 88 castaways

Eighty-eight castaways adrift for nine days at sea after immigrant smugglers abandoned them to their fate were rescued on the weekend off Costa Rica's Pacific coast after a fisherman pulled from the ocean a bottle containing a desperate message for help written by one of the group.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Joe Bossano's defence of Falkland Islanders at the UN Seminar

The UN Seminar on decolonisation held at St Vincent and the Grenadines has been one of the most fruitful in recent years, Joe Bossano, Gibraltar Opposition Leader and former Chief Minister declared on his return last week.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Expanded oil exploration in Falklands' waters

The board of Falkland Oil and Gas Limited announced Tuesday the placing of 11,764,706 ordinary shares raising £10,000,000 which will help to further conduct seismic surveys in its offshore Falklands licenced areas, reported the company.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Bush and Insulza coordinate OAS assembly

One of the first activities of the newly nominated Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza was to visit United States President George W. Bush in the White House to discuss ways of strengthening democracy and promoting development in Latin America.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Repsol-YPF freezes investment in Bolivia's oil industry

Repsol YPF has shelved plans to export Bolivian natural gas to the United States through the Pacific LNG consortium informed Tuesday the president of the Spanish-Argentine energy corporation.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Chavez promises “Socialism”, but not the “Cuban model”

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied Tuesday he was planning a blue print of the Cuban model but confirmed his conviction that Socialism is the only way to construct a fair society of equals.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivia's big business calls for Mesa's resignation

The leading private sector organization in Bolivia called on President Carlos Mesa to resign given the magnitude of protests in La Paz which have virtually paralyzed his administration and Congress.

Tuesday, May 31st 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Patagonia: magic word for Chilean tourism industry

Patagonia has become a magic word for the Chilean tourism industry since it's the main attraction for overseas travellers, revealed Miguel Angel Muñoz head of the Chilean regional Tourism Office in Magallanes.

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