Stories for September 2006

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Immigration, priority of US/Mexico agenda for Calderon

Mexico's president-elect says he will try to do what his predecessor couldn't in six years: reach an immigration accord that will let millions more Mexicans work in the United States legally.

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

US de-mining courses for Chilean Army and Marines

For the second year running United States Armed Forces experts are holding land mine detection and removal courses for Chilean Army and Marine personnel reports the Santiago press.

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Petrobras offshore exploration in the South Atlantic

Petrobras, Brazil's government owned oil company is exploring in waters 1,000 meters deep south of Buenos Aires province (South Atlantic) in partnership with Energia Argentina SA and other oil companies, revealed Decio Oddone, Petrobras executive manager for the Southern Cone.

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilian green light for US/Uruguay trade talks

Mercosur junior members' decision to negotiate free trade agreements with third parties received Friday the blessing of Brazil, current chair of the group, following a meeting of the Brazilian and Uruguayan presidents, Lula da Silva and Tabare Vazquez.

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Hain backs Brown to succeed Blair

Another senior Cabinet minister has joined the war of words over whether Chancellor Gordon Brown will be Tony Blair's successor as Prime Minister.

Sunday, September 10th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Bermuda braces for storm Florence

At 2100 GMT Tropical Storm Florence was 745km (465 miles) south of Bermuda, moving north-west at 20km/h, the US National Hurricane Center said.

Saturday, September 9th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

In Uruguay, the President also reads mammograms

Every Tuesday from nine to past noon, Dr. Vázquez, a 66-year-old oncologist who specializes in breast cancer, can be found at the Mammary Diagnostic Centre, which serves more than 23,000 patients.

Saturday, September 9th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Oil prices continue to slide

Oil prices fell by almost $1 a barrel on Friday, dipping below $67 as traders focused on slackening demand and rising supplies.

Saturday, September 9th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

Moderate Quake Hits Chile's central valley

A medium-intensity earthquake hit Chile's central valley at 1:32 p.m. on Saturday and lasted for 40 seconds.

Saturday, September 9th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

MPs and Falklands' Councillor invited to Gibraltar Day

A group of UK MPs and one MEP led by Lindsay Hoyle will be guests of the Government of Gibraltar for the National Day festivities this Sunday 10 September.

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