Stories for April 21st 2007
Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irizar arrived Friday night to Puerto Belgrano naval base ten days after a fire ravaged the generator room forcing the evacuation in mid South Atlantic of 300 people, including crew members and scientists on their return from Antarctica.
Uruguay and Argentina with the facilitating efforts of the Spanish Crown seem to have found this week in Madrid a possible way out for the deadlock over the pulp mills controversy which has soured bilateral relations between the neighboring countries.
The Inter-American Economic Council held a high level Public Summit focused on Building Sustainable Societies in Latin America. The Summit's key objectives were to focus on Economic Development Opportunities for the poor impoverished communities of Latin America and the Caribbean and examined ways to encourage the private sector to focus on establishing and expand its corporate social responsibility programs in the region.
A century after becoming the first country in the world to grant women full voting rights, Finland on Thursday marked another milestone by appointing the world's most female-dominated cabinet.
One crew member dead and eight disappeared is the primary balance of a fire which broke out Friday night in the Faeroe Islands flagged factory vessel BF Hercules, operating 280 nautical miles south east of Ancud, (next to Puerto Montt) reported Saturday morning a release from the Chilean Navy.
United States and the European Union need to adapt to global changing economic reality and for their own good give up their leadership monopolies at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, according to a report from the Atlantic Council of the United States.
Thousands of Venezuelans from the opposition marched Saturday downtown Caracas in support of the oldest private television station Radio Caracas Televisión, RCTV, which is threatened with removal from the air if the government of President Hugo Chavez does not renew its license next May 27.