Stories for November 29th 2005

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Spain confirms sale of military equipment to Venezuela

Spain agreed Monday to sell twelve military planes and eight patrol boats to Venezuela in a 2 billion US dollars deal that the United States has threatened to block

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

With Lavagna out, who reins Kirchner?

Argentina's new Economy minister Felisa Miceli is a close associate of her former boss Roberto Lavagna who was ousted by President Nestor Kirchner in Monday's cabinet reshuffle that also included Foreign Affairs, Defence and Social Development.

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Unemployment remains unchanged in Brazil: 9,6%

Unemployment in Brazil remained unchanged in October at 9,6% compared to the previous month according to an official release.

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Ecuador names Supreme Court judges

After seven long months Ecuador has selected new judges for the Supreme Court which was at the centre of a crisis that forced the ousting of former president Lucio Gutierrez.

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Montreal: Climate talks begin

More than 180 nations were grappling with gloomy prospects of increased pollution and global warming at the first meeting on the UN Kyoto Protocol, as a political storm unfolded in host nation Canada.

Tuesday, November 29th 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Aerolineas Argentinas flies on rented planes

Argentina's largest airline reported Tuesday it is renting aircraft from other companies to resume part of its operations idled by a six-day-long strike by pilots and mechanics.

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