Stories for May 2008
Franca whales are back in Argentine Patagonia, more precisely at Peninsula Valdes and the provincial government of Chubut has resorted to internet video to share whale watching with a world audience.
Carlos Slim, president of Telmex, Mexico's telecommunications giant said he was confident in the current and future growth of Latinamerica during his participation in a forum in Mexico City to celebrate the country's fiftieth anniversary of the Economics Circle.
United States former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Friday in Canada that he does not expect another bubble in world markets for a long time but warned about the threat of inflation.
Inflation in the Euro zone bounced to a record 3.6% in May amid soaring oil prices, according to a first estimate from the EU Eurostat data agency released on Friday. The 12-month inflation rate had eased in April to 3.3% after hitting 3.6% in March, the highest level since the launch of the Euro in 1999.
A jetliner overshot a runway and raced onto a busy street in the Honduran capital on Friday, killing the pilot, two passengers and a motorist on the ground. At least 65 people were injured.
As a reminder to the public that there is a better life beyond tobacco, World No Tobacco Day is celebrated (today) on May 31.This year's theme is Tobacco-Free Youth.
The Animal Health Organization, OIE, with seat in Paris is expected to declare ten states of Brazil including the Federal District of Brasilia free of foot and mouth disease with vaccination.
China is looking for alternative sources for the purchase of soy since Argentina is rapidly becoming a non reliable supplier, according to the Financial Times.
The Argentine government unilaterally modified on Thursday the controversial soy and grain export tax system, which has sparked a serious almost 80 days conflict with farmers and a serious political crisis.
Headlines: Where was FIG action on oil spill asks Falklands Conservation?;Balancing budget is 'ever more difficult'; Ferry sails south; Holiday credit going?; TV/radio no charge.