Stories for December 28th 2005
Falkland Islands governor Howard Pearce confirmed that intensive work is underway to bring the new fisheries management regime into effect from July 1, 2006.
The Panama Canal will be obsolete by 2013 when it won't be able to service large vessels, larger than the current capacity of the inter-oceanic passage, warned a paper from the Panama Canal Authority, ACP.
Argentine opposition binds together against Kirchner for first time to reject shrinking of Council of Magistrates.
Chile's Communist party pledged yesterday to back presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet in a tight run-off in January against a rightist alliance.
Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras said it found a gigantic oil field containing the equivalent of nearly 10 percent of the South American nation's current reserves
A controversial retired military officer who irrupted in the Peruvian presidential race only four months ago with a strong nationalist message and as a declared admirer of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez for the first time is leading in public opinion polls.
Playing at both ends, Bolivian elected president Evo Morales was hailed by his political enemies when he promised to sponsor regional autonomies, but close aides also cautioned that his administration would not accept any United States aid if it's conditioned to fighting drugs.
Chile and Argentina sealed an agreement this week in Buenos Aires creating the Argentina-Chile Combined Peace Force, the first initiative of its kind in the hemisphere.
Arcor, Argentina's main company in the food processing industry will be taking over a smaller competitor Benvenuto SAC., owner of La Campagnola and Nereida among other famous trade marks, was reported in the Argentine press.
Like any other defendant in a criminal proceeding, Augusto Pinochet was subjected Wednesday to a police booking including mug shots and fingerprinting, albeit at his home, but the former dictator's undignified day also included being released from house arrest.