Stories for May 2008

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Whales are back in Patagonia and can be seen on internet

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

World's richest man confident in Latinamerica's future

Carlos Slim confident in Latam

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Greenspan forecasts no “bubble” threat because of inflation

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Oil prices makes Euro Zone inflation bounce to 3.6% in May

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

TACA passenger jet crashes in Honduras; 5 killed

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.

Saturday, May 31st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

“World No Tobacco Day ”. “Tobacco-Free Youth.”

Quit Smoking and Live Longer!

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.”

Friday, May 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Ten states of Brazil to be declared free of FAM with vaccine

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.

Friday, May 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

China: “alternative sources” for Argentine soybeans

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.

Friday, May 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

“Meaningless” tax changes rejected by Argentine farmers

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.

Friday, May 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands: Weekly Penguin News Update

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.

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