Stories for November 2005

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Illegal fishing fleets and convenience flags plundering the seas

Illegal fishing fleets are plundering the seas and endangering depleted fish stocks by taking advantage of international rules by which they can adopt “flags of convenience” from other countries to provide a cover for their activities.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Chavez forecasts Americas summit will “bury” FTAA

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez forecasted that the coming Americas Summit in Mar del Plata, Argentina will definitively “bury” the United States sponsored Free Trade of the Americas Association, FTAA.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Bush's Americas Summit agenda: democracy and trade

President George W. Bush described United States relations with Latin America as “good” and said his administration's polity is to be “good neighbours and good friends” with the region stressing upon the shared values of democracy.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Insulza sees tough going for FTAA at summit

OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza said in an interview published Wednesday that he believed it would be hard to make progress on the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) at the Summit of the Americas, which will be held later this week in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Spain hopeful of agreement on Gibraltar

Describing Gibraltar as an extremely sensitive issue for Spain, Director General for European Affairs Jose Pons declared that “we had never been as close to an agreement as we were at the time of the 2002 joint sovereignty negotiations”.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Chavez challenges Bush to a FTAA debate

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said in Caracas he is willing to debate, during the coming Americas Summit in Argentina, with US president George Bush on the merits of the Free Trade Area of the Americas, FTAA.

Wednesday, November 2nd 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Bush admits FTAA “stalled”, but “priority” is Doha round

United States president George W. Bush admitted that negotiations for a free trade zone embracing 34 countries of the hemisphere, Free Trade Area of the Americas, FTAA which was scheduled to begin functioning 2005/ 2006 are stalled.

Tuesday, November 1st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Telesur new Latin American TV station goes on air.

A map of South America flashed on the screen and theme music played as live news broadcasts began Monday on a new Latin American TV station backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez as an alternative to large corporate media outlets.

Tuesday, November 1st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Montevideo, Bs. Aires calm river waters

Argentina and Uruguay sought yesterday to calm a row that escalated at the weekend over Uruguay's decision to build two paper pulp factories on its side of the river dividing the two countries.

Tuesday, November 1st 2005 - 20:00 UTC

Chile-Peru Relations Again Tense

A growing dispute between Peru and Chile over maritime rights has raised the hackles of diplomats in both nations and stoked tensions simmering since a sea war more than a century ago.

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