Stories for October 19th 2005
The Falkland Islands government denied Tuesday any proposals for the introduction of a fuel tax and insisted the subject has not been, is not currently, nor are there any plans to discuss the subject in the future.
Brazilian former Industry, Trade and Tourism minister Dorotea Werneck described the export situation of Mercosur member countries, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay as a tragedy because of their high dependency on current markets evolution.
Several Latinamerican countries, mainly Venezuela, Paraguay and Haiti, figure among the group of countries perceived to be the most corrupt in the world, according to a Corruption Perceptions Index, (CPI) report by the Berlin based Transparency International released Tuesday.
The Brazilian government confirmed Tuesday three new outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in the state of Matto Grosso do Sul which will demand the sacrifice of thousands of heads of cattle.
The IV Americas Summit declaration to be issued November following the meeting in Argentina's South Atlantic sea resort of Mar del Plata will satisfy all parties, be concise and have concrete consequences, said Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Rafael Bielsa.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, announced Wednesday during a meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, (APEC), forum that it will increase oil production by five million barrels per day reaching a daily production of 38 million barrels in the next five years.
Depletion of the ozone layer over Antarctica caused by emissions of industrial chemicals seems to have peaked indicating that global environmental pacts are working according to United Nations scientists.