Stories for July 2006

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's informal economy absorbs 60% of workforce

Over half of Brazilian workers make their livings in the informal economy, estimated in 122 billion US dollars, according to an official report published Sunday in O Globo by the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil and U.S. committed to rescue global trade talks

Brazil and United States still believe it's possible to salvage global trade liberalization talks and agreed on the urgency of reaching a deal before the end of the year.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Chavez from Iran threatens to cut oil supply to the US

Venezuela is considering cutting the oil supply to United States if Washington persists with its current hostile policy towards the President Hugo Chavez regime.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Mexico: massive political rally and 400 claims

Mexico's populist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador organized this Sunday another massive political rally in the heart of Mexico City to demand a vote by vote recount of the July 2 presidential election ballot.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Enap joins British Gas to build electricity plant

Chile's government owned petroleum company ENAP teamed up with Chilean group Copec and British Gas for the building of an electricity generating plant with an estimated investment of 300 million US dollars.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Lavagna describes Kirchner's policies as “interventionist”

Argentina's former Minister of Economy Roberto Lavagna took distance from the current “state oriented” and “market intervention” policies of President Nestor Kirchner's administration

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Birds and Mammals of the Falkland Islands

A brand new comprehensive photographic guide to Falkland Islands' wildlife has just been published, reports Falklands Conservation.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Important bird areas of the Falklands

Falklands Conservation launched its latest publication Important Bird Areas of the Falkland Islands at the Falkland Islands Government Office in London on 25 July 2006.

Monday, July 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Falklands census show Islanders are “implanted”

Based on information from Falkland Islands censuses, the recently created Argentine Parliamentary Observatory argues that Great Britain is not entitled to claim the self determination principle in the Islands since the population was “implanted”.

Sunday, July 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Playboy “rescue plan” for Varig staff

A group of stunning Brazilian stewardesses from the former airline Varig are negotiating a contract with Playboy magazine for the publication of nude photographs.

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