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Stories for March 27th 2008

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Global and regional poor rating for Chilean air facilities

    Santiago airport

    Bad flight connections, long waiting lines and restricted flight options are some of the reasons a recent World Economic Forum study placed Chile 7th among Latin American nations in airline services. Worldwide, Chile ranked 50th, with a 3.4 mark on a scale of one to seven.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina farmers' conflict: stalemate traps government

    Pte. Fernandez describe farmers  as “oligarchs” and defining the protests as “abundance pickets”

    The Argentine government farmers' conflict, on its fourteenth day seems to have reached a stalemate with all actors involved unable to decide what the next step is and adopting increasingly inflexible positions, even possibly loosing control of future events.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islanders shocked by flight price increase

    MOD/RAF charter OAI DC10-30 airbridge aircrafts

    FALKLAND Islanders are reeling from another increase in the cost of a flight on the Royal Air Force airbridge from Mount Pleasant Airport in the Falklands to RAF Brize Norton in the United Kingdom.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Airbus 330-200 to replace RAF TriStar and VC-10 tankers

    New RAF  Airbus A330-200s

    The Royal Air Force TriStar aircraft which for years have covered the Falklands/Brize Norton air link, together with the VC-10 tankers, will be replaced by a fleet of new Airbus A330-200s under a £13 billion PFI (Private Finance Initiative) deal signed this week with AirTanker Ltd, announced British Minister for Defence Equipment and Support, Baroness Taylor.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Millions of Asians in poverty because of agriculture neglect

    More than 200 million people living in poverty

    Chronic neglect of agriculture in Asia and the Pacific has left over 200 million people in extreme poverty amid rising prices for foodstuffs and despite robust growth in other sectors, according to a United Nations report released Thursday.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguayan leaders to demand new energy deal with Brazil

    Itaipú dam

    The three major candidates for Paraguay's presidential election next April 20 have agreed on one thing this week: Brazil must pay more for energy from the Itaipú dam on a river border between the two nations.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Strong economy boosts Lula da Silva's support to 58%

    President Lula da Silva

    Support for Brazilian President Lula da Silva's administration jumped to its highest level 58%, riding on a strong economy which has helped boost wages and jobs, a public opinion poll showed on Thursday.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Dengue death toll in Rio do Janeiro: 54 and 60 suspects

    Emergency Plan to combat Aedes aegypti mosquito

    Rio de Janeiro state officials admitted on Thursday that the mosquito transmitted dengue epidemic has claimed at least 54 lives January, health officials said Thursday. Hospitals have reported a total of 114 deaths from the mosquito-borne disease, but 60 of those cases are still being investigated.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Paraguay: former bishop reaffirms lead in coming election

    Candidate Fernado Lugo

    Former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo continues to lead in the run up to Paraguay's presidential election followed by the incumbent candidate Blanca Olevar, according to the latest public opinion poll.

  • Thursday, March 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    EC warns Italy over contaminated mozzarella

    Italy has not done enough to ensure contaminated mozzarella cheese does not reach consumers said the European Commission and warned Italy to take further urgent action, or risk a ban on exports of the cheese from the Campania region, reports BBC.

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