Stories for March 2006
Unemployment up and reaches 10.1% in Brazil; Bombs in the eve of Argentina's 1976 coup anniversary;
US Homeland Security to help Brazil.
A fire apparently started by a cigarette spread smoke through a cruise ship in the Caribbean Thursday, killing an American, injuring 11 other people and damaging about 150 cabins, officials said.
A good Socialist always helps another Socialist, that seems to have been the driving force behind the brief visit to Uruguay of Chilean president Michelle Bachelet who managed to put in scarce four hours in Montevideo after having concluded two intense days in Buenos Aires.
Bachelet, who took office on March 11, opened the first state visit of her presidency calling on Kirchner to discuss growing trade and political ties ? and the sensitive issue of future Argentine supplies of natural gas to Chile.
First South Georgia's visitors guide; Brazilian team surveyed humpback whales in SG; Uruguay grew 6.6% in 2005; Meat per capita consumption in Chile: 75.5 kilos.
Almost 34% of Argentina's urban population was described as poor at the end of 2005, with a 6.4 points drop on a year to year basis, according to the latest numbers from the official Census and Statistics Office.
Ecuadorian security forces began removing roadblocks placed by indigenous groups protesting against talks for a free trade agreement with United States.
Ecuador's main Indian federation claimed Monday that 30 peasants had been hospitalized and over 100 arrested during violent protests against a free trade pact with the United States scheduled to be signed in the coming days
Faced with continuing illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing that is severely depleting the world's oceans of their fish stocks, countries represented at a United Nations meeting on the issue called on Monday for new measures to strengthen a global treaty to manage fishing on the high seas.
Environmental lawyer Robert Kennedy Jr. pledged to provide all necessary financial and logistical support to prevent the construction of proposed dam projects in southern Chile.