Stories for September 2005
Chilean Army Commander in chief General Juan Emilio Cheyre said that as far as the Army was concerned the matter of September 11 is closed referring to the September 11, 1973 bloody coup which installed the military regime of General Augusto Pinochet.
Punta Arenas expects at least 123 cruise calls this coming 2005/06 season, including 75 foreign vessels according to the latest estimate released by the regional ports authority Empresa Portuaria Austral, EPA, which manages Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales.
In four of Mercosur country members' capitals over 50% have a bad or very bad opinion of President George Bush and only 12% support him according to an opinion poll done by the Latinamerican Social Sciences Faculty, Flacso.
Chinese President Hu Jintao praised Mexico as an important trade partner upon arriving Sunday in Mexico City for an official three-day visit. In a short message Hu Jintao said that two countries share the same task of strengthening economic and social development; Mexico has become a very important partner of China in Latin America.
FOGL announces that it has taken up the option, as reported at its AGM on 20 July, to extend the 8,000 km 2D survey, which commenced in June this year, by a further 7,000 km. The GSI Admiral has been commissioned by the company to undertake this programme.
British police officers are to join millions of Americans to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Chile officially received Friday in Cherbourg, France, the first of two Scorpane class submarines specially built for the Chilean Navy.
Confirming market expectations the Chilean Central Bank Monetary Council during its September meeting agreed to raise the basic interest rate 25 points to 4%, the seventh increase in 2005.
Former Chilean air force commander-in-chief Fernando Matthei has been reported to an Argentine court on charges of homicide.
Today, September 10th Gibraltarians again took to the streets dressed in red and white to celebrate National Day.