Stories for September 2006
Anthony Bryan Severin of Santa Lucia has been elected chairman of the Committee of 24, the United Nations Committee that deals with decolonisation. The appointment was confirmed as the C24 met this week.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet this week established August 30 as the National Day for the Disappeared.
Mexican president Vicente Fox was prevented Friday from making his final state of the nation speech before Congress when over a hundred left wing legislators occupied the podium. This is the first time in the history of Mexico that a president is forced to cancel the ceremony.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva forecasted Friday the economy would expand 4% by the end of 2006 in spite of poor quarterly results.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has unseated US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as the world's most powerful woman, according to a new ranking by Forbes magazine.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez yesterday said he has uncovered a plot to topple his government, blaming his political opponents and calling them ??lackeys'' of the United States.
New Governor, same message; Tourist Board directors take ?hands on' approach; Coastal tender talks continue; Airbridge fares rise; Clocks change this weekend.
Chilean minister of agriculture, Alvaro Rojas, confirmed last week that from September 1 he will lift the ban on Argentine beef imports that have weighed heavily on rancher's profits.
Brazil's economy expanded less than anticipated in the second quarter as workers across the nation headed home early to watch the country's soccer team play in the month long World Cup, the government said yesterday.
The US and Cuban governments avoid talking politics or religion, but as with every strained relationship, the weather is usually a safe topic.