Stories for April 18th 2007
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez raised the idea of buying a nuclear power plant from Argentina yesterday and playfully suggested to his Colombian colleague Alvaro Uribe that it could be set up near Venezuela's border with Colombia.
Chilean former president Ricardo Lagos denied the existence of Chavism (President Chavez ideology) both in Venezuela and in the rest of Latinamerica but rather a charismatic president with a lot of money available and who lacks a solid political support.
Uruguayan engineer Guillermo Colman will probably not want to tell about his odyssey during the Monday Virginia Technical University carnage when he saved his life on two occasions playing dead.
Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos cautioned Wednesday that no big news can be expected from the first direct dialogue round between Argentina and Uruguay in Madrid regarding the controversy over the construction of a pulp mill in shared waters.
Argentina has guaranteed the supply of natural gas for residential consumption in the coming winter announced Chile's Energy Minister Marcelo Tokman following a meeting in Venezuela with Argentina's energy czar Julio De Vido.
The decrease in common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) landings in the port of Mar del Plata, Argentina, is generating unease and concern among the owners of various processing plants because of the lack of sufficient fish.
Asia-Pacific countries are set to grow by over 7% this year, although the region will face several economic challenges, primarily the management of exchange rates, according to the the United Nations annual regional economic review.
Fears of major environmental damage, prompted by the news that a Taiwanese fishing vessel the HWA JAAN 161 had grounded off one of the Falkland Islands' prime natural visitor attractions, have somewhat abated today in the light of the latest reports.
The invitation for interested military and civilian personnel to have an opportunity to watch the live firing of both the High-Velocity and Rapier missile systems drew a mixed audience on Wednesday, ranging from Deputy Governor, Miss Harriett Hall, to school children on holiday, a Swiss journalist and even Sergio Zagier, an Argentine writer and publisher of guide books.