Stories for July 25th 2007
Argentina decided to charter a Russian icebreaker to supply its Antarctic bases this coming summer replacing its own Almirante Irizar which caught fire in the high seas last April and is currently on a long process of repairs and recovery, reported Wednesday the Buenos Aires press.
The first of the Royal Navy's latest Type 45 warships, Daring – the largest and most powerful air defense destroyer built in Britain – sailed late this month down the Clyde to begin an intensive period of sea trials.
Argentina exported 270,558 tons of fish and shellfish equivalents to 517.5 million US dollars during the first half of 2007. This represents a 17% drop in volume and 8% in value, compared to the same period last year, reported the National Food Safety and Quality Service (SENASA).
Paraguayan farmers are hoping to cash in on a low-calorie sweetener being made by the Coca-Cola Co from a native plant long prized by indigenous people in one of South America's poorest countries.
The Argentine Rural Society kicks off Thursday its 121st show at the grounds in Palermo, Buenos Aires City, at a time when the farming sector is undergoing a bonanza with high international commodity prices, but also a number of domestic issues that have caused numerous protests over the last year.
Brazil's president fired his defense minister on Wednesday hoping to bring an end to nearly a year of chaos in the military-controlled aviation system, including flight cancellations that have stranded thousands of travelers following last week's passenger jet crash. To reduce the delays and cancellations, Brazil's aviation authority has temporarily suspended all ticket sales for flights to and from Congonhas.