Stories for July 2005

Saturday, July 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Welsh community mark 140 years in Patagonia

Argentina's Welsh community marked the 140th anniversary of the first settlers landing in what is now Puerto Madryn, in the Patagonian province of Chubut, on July 28, 1865.

Saturday, July 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay seeks trade and investment with Venezuela

Venezuela's state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA) is considering upgrading Uruguay's La Teja refinery to process Venezuelan oil in the most recent step to increase oil sales to Latin America, a company official said.

Saturday, July 30th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Steven Seagal and “Submerged” irritate Uruguay

Uruguay is seriously considering legal actions against the producers of a Hollywood film “Submerged” with Steven Seagal which ridicules the South American country as a banana republic where a terrorist captured US nuclear submarine is taken.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Global common hake campaign begins

Scientists and technicians of the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development are to begin a study on common hake to determine the resource total biomass between parallels 34º 30' S and 48º S, and evaluate its abundance and distribution by age and size.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Chilean fisheries plants inspected by EU experts

Eco-oceans an environmental non government organization claims a European Union health and consumer inspection team which recently visited Chile, banned exports from four fish processing plants located in Puerto Montt.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

“Possible” third case of mad cow in US

United States Agriculture Department is looking into a “possible” new case of mad cow in the country.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Venezuela is not the “centre of the universe”

Washington does not view Venezuela as “the centre of the universe” said a top U.S. diplomat Wednesday when asked whether Washington fears a new “anti-imperialist” television network based in Caracas will expand the influence of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Ambassador Hughes confirms EU-Mercosur trade talks

British Ambassador in Argentina John Hughes confirmed the resumption of bilateral talks next September between Mercosur and the European Union with the purpose of reaching a free trade agreement.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

Repsol-YPF: high profits, low reserves

Spanish oil company Repsol-YPF revealed Thursday earnings of 1,65 billion Euros in the first half of 2005. Profits were in line with market expectations reported the company.

Friday, July 29th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

CAFTA approval rekindles free trade talks

US Congressional approval of the free-trade treaty between United States and Central America is likely to help pave the way for similar regional accords and contribute to the success of WTO negotiations.

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