Stories for June 2008

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile: Whale meet ends with peace agenda

IWC Mr. Calestous Juma ,Harvard University

The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) has ended with member governments agreeing to try and resolve their differences.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivia's Evo Morales to nationalize main biggest airports

Bolivia's leftist government is preparing a state takeover of the country's three biggest airports, currently run by a subsidiary of Spain's Abertis, a local newspaper reported last Friday.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Free transit among Mercosur countries without passport

Associate member countries of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) are to be granted free transit of citizens within the bloc, a right currently limited to full members, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina: Wheat bears brunt of farmers' anger

The world wants more wheat, but parched soils and anger over government intervention in the market could lead Argentine farmers to sow one of their smallest crops in 15 years.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islands Government's 10 Year at the Royal Show

The Falkland Islands Government is exhibiting at the Royal Show this year, marking the tenth occasion of its attendance at the event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from 3-6 July.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Bolivia: Opposition gains 7 of 9 provinces in regional vote

An indigenous opposition candidate was elected governor of Bolivia's Chuquisaca province on Sunday, exit polls showed, in the latest blow to the government of leftist President Evo Morales.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Mercosur summit tackles EU immigration law

The 10 leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc meeting in Tucuman, Argentina, Monday and Tuesday are expected to condemn the EU's new immigration rules, discuss plans for regional integration and address the global food crisis.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands issue added to the Argentina Vatican rift agenda

A Falkland Islands ingredient has been added to the strained relations between the administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Vatican.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Malvinas war: more abuse claims against Argentine military

Buenos Aires City ombudsman Alicia Pierini and Juan Cabandié head of the Human Rights Commission of the city's elected council have opened a registry for claims of human rights violations committed during the 1982 Malvinas war.

Monday, June 30th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

Chile's 24 business conglomerates aim at becoming global

In its June 27 edition Chile business magazine Qué pasa published for the second year in a row a list of the country's 24 most prominent business conglomerates, revealing the Luksic, Falabella and Angelini groups the leading three.

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