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Stories for October 2006

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Oil prices slip by 3%

    Oil prices fell by more than US$2 a barrel yesterday and heating oil futures plunged to a 15-month low as traders looked ahead to mild weather in the US and supply data due out later this week that is expected to show rising inventories of crude.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay pleased with its debt swap

    Creditors tendered US$1.17 billion of eligible bonds in Uruguay's debt swap, in line with government expectations, in the country's bid to scrap lightly traded bonds and extend debt maturities.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula says Brazil is tired of being an “emerging power”

    Re-elected Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva announced his second term will be dominated by political dialogue, government reforms and economic growth to ensure the battle against poverty continues and Brazil definitively abandons the “emerging countries” group.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mill protestors promise more trouble

    Uruguayan authorities described on Monday Argentine pickets' decisions to block traffic on a bridge leading to Uruguay next weekend during the Ibero-American summit as “irrational”.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Misiones celebrates; Kirchner administration mute

    President Nestor Kirchner received a bashing and Argentina's cyclical faith in democracy and republican institutions an impressive boost from one of the most under developed and forgotten provinces of the country.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Falklands' “first” for team of United coaches

    Carlisle United will make history this week when a team of five coaches become the first delegation from a professional football team to visit the Falkland Islands.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Punta Arenas, Chile's main cruise port

    Punta Arenas is forecasted to become this 2006/07 season Chile's main cruise port with a scheduled 163 foreign and domestic calls surpassing Valparaiso.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Low cost direct flights Santiago/Sao Paulo

    Brazil's low cost airline Gol began this week direct flights from Santiago de Chile to Sao Paulo in Brazil with rates in the range of 170 US dollars.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Climate change will hit Latinamerica particularly hard

    Latinamerica will be particularly affected by the anticipated global climate change since the regional economy is highly dependent on natural resources according to a report by British economist Sir Nicholas Stern released this week.

  • Tuesday, October 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula: party purge and no “major” cabinet reshuffle

    Brazilian re-elected president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva strongly defended “urgent changes” in the leadership of his Workers Party and answered criticisms from former president Fernando Enrique Cardoso who has promised “no truce” to the Brazilian president's second administration.

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