Stories for July 2007

Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

New attempt by China to cool the economy (and trade partners)

People's Bank of China headquaters

For a sixth time this year China tightened credit on Monday in a new effort to cool its roaring economy, ordering banks to shrink the pool of money for lending by increasing their reserves.

Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Latinamerica energy future is promising but autarchic

Latinamerica is set to invest 267 billion US dollars in energy projects in the next two decades according to the United Nations Economic Committee for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.

Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Brazilean Air Force blames Airbus for Sao Paulo's tragedy

Brazil's Air Force directly blamed Airbus for the recent tragedy in the Sao Paulo Congonhas airport which killed 200 people.

Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Air traffic on the rise: 1.800 new aircrafts in next 18 months

Air traffic results for the first six months of the year expanded 6.3% in year-on-year international passenger demand, slightly higher than the 5.9% full-year rise recorded for the year 2006, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association, IATA

Tuesday, July 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

“It's essential” that Mexico joins Mercosur says Kirchner

Pte. Felipe Calderon and Pte. Nestor Kirchner

Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner said Monday “it's essential” that Mexico joins the Mercosur trade bloc. Kirchner is on a three-day trip to Mexico with his wife and presidential candidate Senator Cristina Fernandez to sign accords with President Felipe Calderon to deepen trade and investment between the two countries.

Monday, July 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay has 3.8 cattle per capita, highest in the world

Hereford and Aberdeen Angus the most extended breeds

Uruguay currently has a cattle herd of 12 million head with beef becoming the main export commodity of the country, over a billion US dollars last year. Based on this it can be said that Uruguay is the country with the highest number of cattle per capita, 3.8.

Monday, July 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes children among the most obese of Chile

According to a survey carried out by the Chilean Association of School Assistance and Scholarships (Junaeb) 19.4% of Chileans between the ages 9 and 11, are obese. This is particularly severe in the extreme south of the country where it affects 25% of children.

Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

K Governors complete Kirchner's presidential ticket

Argentine dissident opposition members proclaimed this Saturday governor Julio Cobos as Cristina Kirchner's ticket companion for the coming October presidential election which according to opinion polls favor the incumbent candidate.

Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

Pulp mills dispute: “direct dialogue” moves to New York

Argentina insist to relocate the Uruguayan pulp mill plant

Two days of “direct dialogue” between Uruguayan and Argentine diplomats over the pulp mills dispute is scheduled to begin next Monday in New York under the auspices of the Spanish Crown which is acting as coordinator of the round of talks.

Sunday, July 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

WHO report exposes children's pollution vulnerability

“Children are not just small adults”

With over 30% of the global burden of disease in children attributable to environmental factors, the United Nations health agency delivered the first ever report highlighting youngsters' special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth, and the potential effects later in life.

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