Stories for October 2005

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Cuba denies money contribution to Lula's campaign

Cuba categorically denied Sunday having contributed three million US dollars to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's electoral campaign in 2002 as was attributed by the latest edition of Veja magazine.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

One week deadline for Bolivian Congress

Indian leader and presidential candidate Evo Morales gave Bolivia's Congress one week deadline to ratify the early general elections set for December.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Megaport cruise terminal project for Buenos Aires

The cruise industry encouraging prospects has led a group of Argentine private investors to present a Megaport project for Buenos Aires City, which includes a new terminal, convention centre and several apartment towers distributed in a wide open park, reports the Argentine press.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina: positive tourism trade balance

The tourism trade balance in the second quarter of 2005 was positive for Argentina in 27 million US dollars according to the latest release from the Statistics and Census Office.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

British group to re-edit Scott's first polar expedition

A British group, the Numis Polar Challenge will be attempting to re-edit this season Robert Falcon Scott's first expedition to the South Pole, revealed Peter McDowell, General Manager of Adventure Network Chile, affiliate of Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions, (ALE).

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Lagos, darling leader for Latinamerican elites

Chilean president Ricardo Lagos is the most popular leader among the 34 heads of state that will be arriving in Mar del Plata, Argentina, for the IV America's Summit.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Gibraltar-Spain air cooperation improving

Spain's refusal to allow last Wednesday's diverted Monarch Air flight to go straight to Gibraltar airport from Malaga does not reflect any change of policy on Spain's part, according to Jose Pons, the Spanish Foreign Ministry's Director for Europe, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle.

Monday, October 31st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Endurance to help scientists study the retreating ice.

Ice patrol ship HMS Endurance leaves Portsmouth today for her annual six-month deployment better equipped than ever ? and she will carry out, among other things, work that will help scientists study the impact of the Antarctic's melting ice cap.

Saturday, October 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Chile-China sign free trade agreement November

Chile and China successfully finished this week the round of negotiations for a free trade agreement which is scheduled to be formally signed by President Ricardo Lagos and Chinese President Hu Jintao next November in South Korea.

Saturday, October 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Latinamerican support for democracy weaker

Support for democracy is weaker than in 1996 in twelve Latinamerican countries, particularly in Peru, Colombia, Paraguay, Bolivia and Central America, according to the latest public opinion poll undertaken by the Chilean organization Latinobarometro for the British business magazine, The Economist.

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