Stories for November 2005
Falkland Islands Chamber of Commerce president and former Councillor Tim Miller last week visited Uruguay to re-establish business links and the long standing friendship with the city of Montevideo, which until three decades ago was the Islands main link to the rest of the world.
The following arrangements have been made for Sunday 13th November 2005, Remembrance Sunday.
Brazil is hopeful the ban on Brazilian beef imposed by almost 50 countries following several outbreaks of foot and mouth disease will be lifted by the end of the year, said Agriculture Minister Rodrigo Rodrigues.
Only two out of three Argentines are pleased their country will host this week's Summit of the Americas, with over half expressing fears of a terrorist attack, according to a public opinion survey published this week by the Buenos Aires daily Pagina/12.
Brazil's trade surplus during the first ten months of 2005 almost surpassed the 2004 record, announced Tuesday the Brazilian Central Bank. By the end of October, the surplus was 36,350 billion US dollars while in 2004 it had totalled 33,696 billion.
The British frigate HMS Cumberland has seized a two-tonne haul of cocaine with a UK street value of some £200 Million in a Caribbean drug bust, reports the Royal Navy.
Determined to keep inflationary pressures in check and in a move expected by market analysts the Federal Reserve decided Tuesday to raise interest rates for the twelfth consecutive time increasing the base rate by 25 points to 4%.