Stories for September 2005
Taxi driver jailed for ?free ride' sex offences; Falklands team meets Lord Triesman; Pearce baby arrives; Peat Cutting this Monday;
Foreign investment in Latinamerica and the Caribbean increased 44% in 2004 with Brazil and Mexico the leading recipients, according to the latest release from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, UNCTAD.
Former Chilean president Salvador Allende was warned by the Soviet Union, East Germany and Cuba that Chilean military officers were preparing a military coup against him, which was being encouraged by United States.
The success of Brazil's orthodox economic policies is backfiring among exports who are increasingly concerned with the ever stronger local currency which makes imports cheaper and locally produced goods dearer in US dollars terms.
Two Japanese scientists managed for the first time ever to photograph a live giant squid, was reported in the Royal Society B Proceedings journal.
The Australian Fisheries authorities will not press charges against the crew members of the Cambodian flagged longliner Taruman which remains retained in Tasmania after having been arrested illegally fishing toothfish in Australian waters.
The World Economic Forum rated Finland as the most competitive economy in the World followed by United States. In Latinamerica and the Caribbean Chile figures leading the pack with a distant Uruguay runner up, with Mexico, El Salvador and Colombia behind, according to the latest release from the organization.
From Madeira to Vladivostok and Latvia to Argentina, festivals, exhibitions and concerts marked United Nations World Tourism Day September 27 with a tip of the hat to the great French visionary and writer Jules Verne and the whimsical prospect of space as humankind's final tourist frontier.
With Venezuelan president fully involved in his campaign of taking over idle land and industrial compounds claiming social interest, Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez anticipated that some private exploitation areas in the oil industry will be reviewed.
A United States grand federal jury in Miami indicted Spanish national Antonio Vidal Pego and the Uruguayan corporation Fadilur S.A. for conspiring to sell illegally possessed toothfish.