Stories for May 2006

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

“At some point” Argentina will recover Malvinas

At some moment and point Argentina will recover the Malvinas forecasted Argentine Home Minister Anibal Fernandez during a ceremony to honour members of the National Gendarmerie that were killed in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Britain.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Unemployment in Chile slightly up: 8.3%

Unemployment in Chile during the mobile February-April quarter reached 8.3%, a slight 0.1% increase over the same period a year ago, and 0.4% above the first quarter of 2006, according to the county's Statistics Institute, INE.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Peruvian underdog candidate could give a surprise

Peruvian ultra nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala could perform better than expected in next Sunday's presidential run-off in spite of being ten points behind favourite Social democrat Alan Garcia.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Petrobras announces jumbo petrochemical complex

Petrobras presented plans for a 6.5 billion US dollars petrochemical complex described as the “biggest single project in the history of the company.”

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguayan vet elected OIE vice president

The World Animal Health Organization seated in Paris, OIE, nominated Uruguay's delegate Dr. Carlos Correa as vice-president following an overwhelming 95% support from the 140 countries present at the annual meeting.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

FAO calls for improved fisheries management

Booming fish exports are having a positive effect on food security in the developing world, but good management of fisheries by developing nations is essential if they are going to continue to benefit over the longer term, FAO said Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

“Possible retaliation” behind Brazil's ban of Chilean fruit

Chilean exporters are disgruntled with Brazil's decision to temporary block Chilean fruit imports following the discovery of a “mite” amongst the imported table grape, with the potential “to devastate 30% of Brazil's grapevines”.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

US and Chile preparing for another UN run-in

In a meeting in Washington, April 21, the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, told her Chilean counterpart, Alejandro Foxley, that Washington would “simply not understand” if Chile were to support Venezuela's bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nation's Security Council.

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

President Chavez has a long arms shopping list

Venezuela is buying helicopters, boats and military transport planes in defense deals worth about 2.7 billion US dollars, according to the latest figures compiled by the London based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Repsol-YPF/Enarsa to explore for oil in South Atlantic

Spain's Repsol-YPF and ENARSA Argentina's newly created government owned oil corporation have contracted a seismic surveying vessel for three dimensional exploration in the South Atlantic offshore Colorado Basin.

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