Stories for March 2006

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

“Fighting corruption is a priority”

Government transparency is a key aspect of the democratic exercise of power demanded under the Inter-American Democratic Charter, and thus the fight against corruption is a priority task for the Organization of American States (OAS), Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said Thursday in Washington.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

IMF: Uruguay over-performing but more is needed

IMF officials praised Uruguay's strong economic performance and prospects for 2006 but also cautioned about “remaining macroeconomic vulnerabilities” and called for “measures to improve the investment climate and enhance productivity”.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Penguin News Update.

Headlines:
Message to PM: ?keep us British'; Industry dismayed as Loligo fees rise again; Packages considered for Camp assistance; Tourism decision in May.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Jamaica's first female PM sworn in

Veteran politician Portia Simpson Miller was sworn in as prime minister of Jamaica on Thursday, becoming the first woman to lead the Caribbean island's government.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

First Disney Park in Latin America?

Brazilian officials are talking with the Walt Disney Co. about a deal that would bring the entertainment company's first theme park in Latin America to Brasilia, the press reported Thursday.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Expert Forecasts Rough Hurricane Season

This year's hurricane season will likely be worse than usual, though not as severe as 2005, a U.S. hurricane expert said Thursday.

Friday, March 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivian commercial air traffic back to normal

Bolivian airports resumed Friday normal operations after workers from Lloyd Aero Boliviano (LAB) demanding a government takeover of the airline ended protests and agreed to negotiations.

Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Chile, Latinamerica leading economy

Chile is the show case of Latinamerica leading the region's economic ranking, making it the country most attractive to invest and 22 in the world scale, according to a special report from The Economist.

Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Bush to talk trade, immigration at Mexico summit

President George W. Bush prepared Wednesday to embark on his fifth trip to Mexico since taking office, heading for a tripartite summit including Canada that will deal with immigration, trade and border control.

Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Mandelson: trade a ?two-way' street

Bs. Aires - European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson yesterday firmly ruled out any improved EU offer for the farm sector until it has received a counteroffer to open up industry and service sectors, arguing that trade was a “two-way street” and that all offers had to be on the table.

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