Stories for April 26th 2007
Argentina will display a special emphasis in the world's multilateral space in defense of the Argentine claim over the Islas Malvinas sovereignty announced on Wednesday designate ambassador before United Nations, Jorge ArgÃÃ‚Â¼ello.
A federal appeals court yesterday overturned pardons for former dictators Jorge Videla and Eduardo Massera, saying they must return to prison to serve their life terms for crimes against humanity
Britain has offered Argentina support for its Antarctic operations following the recent fire that broke out in icebreaker Almirante Irizar and which could force the vessel out of action for almost two years.
Uruguay and United States resumed on Thursday trade and investment talks in Washington with the purpose of increasing bilateral exchanges. Uruguay is targeting an increase in its current 20.000 tons of beef quota, free of tariffs, and the opening of the US market for lamb and mutton.
United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Thomas A. Shannon spoke on a wide range of Latin American issues Wednesday during a round-table discussion with journalists at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago.
Brazil's president Lula da Silva said on Thursday he believes in the ”existence of a South American spirit but not in Chavism (from Venezuelan president Chavez). However he admitted it's important to understand Venezuela, before and after Chavez”.
Unemployment in Chile during the first quarter of 2007 was 6.7%, which is higher than the previous quarter, 6.4%, but considerably less than a year ago, 8.35%, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE. Punta Arenas in the extreme south of the country has one of the lowest rates with 2.7%.
Differences emerged this week in Geneva between developing countries over a key issue in World Trade Organization (WTO) agriculture talks: basically the degree to which poorer food importing countries can protect their farmers in any eventual tariff-cutting WTO deal by designating certain products as special.