Stories for July 11th 2006
An exciting scheme which should reduce the Falkland Islands capital Stanley power station's fuel consumption by at least 20% is progressing well, reports the local Penguin News in its latest edition.
The Argentine Executive is waiting for the legal instruments to sanction those companies illegally fishing in the South Atlantic and meantime has begun intelligence gathering focusing on those companies with parallel interests, which means Argentina and the Falkland Islands, reports the Buenos Aires press.
United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called for next week's Group of Eight Summit in Russia to focus on what energy security means for people living in developing countries and also to address the environmental consequences of energy consumption ? especially the current overwhelming and deeply entrenched reliance on fossil fuels.
Ambassador Clifford M. Sobel will serve as the next Ambassador of the United States to Brazil starting in July 2006. Mr. Sobel's previous posting was as Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 2001/05.
The United States Hispanic unemployment rate increased in June, to 5.3 % from 5% in May, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labour. The overall U.S. unemployment rate remained unchanged at 4.6%, maintaining the five-year low it reached in May.
President George Bush approved this week a new 80 million US dollars Free Cuba package to boost Cuban opposition and help the Cuban people in their transition from repressive control to freedom.
Chile's Aerolíneas del Sur is opening nine new routes including Buenos Aires, despite high oil prices and company in-fighting.
British and Argentine sources have confirmed that the Foreign Office has contacted United Nations and the Organization of American States to restate the no Falklands' sovereignty negotiations unless and until such time as the Islanders so wish.