Stories for May 2005
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.