Stories for November 2006

Thursday, November 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina/UK Navy chiefs embrace in Valparaiso

Two Falklands/Malvinas veterans who fought on opposite sides and now command their countries' navies embraced amicably on Wednesday when they met at a naval exhibition in Valparaíso, Chile.

Thursday, November 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Morales land distribution plan passed by Senate

Admiral Godoy and Band

Bolivia's Senate handed President Evo Morales this week another key political victory, following his nationalization of the energy sector: the passage of his controversial land-reform project.

Thursday, November 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina blasts Uruguay for involving Army in pull mills dispute

Argentina's president urged Uruguay on Thursday not to send troops to guard a pulp mill on a border river with Argentina that is at the core of an escalating dispute between the South American neighbors.

Thursday, November 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil's growth “disappointing” in spite of lower rates

Calderón

Brazil's economy grew 3.2% in the third quarter from a year earlier, compared with 1.2% in the second quarter, the government revealed Thursday in Rio de Janeiro.

Thursday, November 30th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Gibraltar approves new constitution

Wayne Dwernychuk

On Thursday 20th November, Gibraltarians voted in a referendum to approve a new constitution.

Wednesday, November 29th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Ecuador's elected president targets oil revenue

Bravo India Accident

Rafael Correa has been officially declared the winner of Ecuador's Sunday presidential run off after results showed his with a lead of 15 points over his rival Alvaro Noboa. With over 90% of votes tallied the US trained economist has 57.9% of the vote while Conservative banana tycoon Noboa 42.1%.

Wednesday, November 29th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Bolivian Senate OKs sweeping land reform

Bolivia's Senate approved President Evo Morales' far-reaching land reform law on Tuesday, ending a weeklong boycott by opposition lawmakers who attempted to block passage of the bill.

Wednesday, November 29th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited Press Release

Falkland Oil and Gas Limited announces reaching agreement on the terms of
an £8 million convertible loan note issue.

Wednesday, November 29th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

The search for gold and oil goes on in the Falklands

Mrs Phyllis Rendell, Director of Mineral Resources for the Falkland Islands Government reported this week on the various exploratory activities proceeding in and around the Islands.

Wednesday, November 29th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

Kiwis opening dairy farms in Chile

Even though Chile is an major exporter of kiwis, a handful of imported kiwis are in the country to stay. In this case it's the people, not the fruit who have found a home on dairy farmland in Chile's southern Region X.

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