Three pollsters have virtually confirmed the winners of next Sunday’s primary presidential elections in Uruguay. The ruling coalition’s presidential hopeful Jose Mujica and Pedro Bordaberry from the small Partido Colorado have ample margins over their runner ups and can be anticipated to win by a landslide.
Safe deposit boxes in Uruguay are overflowing with US dollars from fearful Argentines concerned about the situation in their country and the results of Sunday’s mid term elections, according to banking sources in Montevideo.
The Uruguayan ruling coalition held Tuesday night a last joint rally before Sunday’s presidential nomination primary evoking the past and calling for unity behind the winning ticket. However one of the three hopefuls said that an agreement on program “contents” will have to be reached first.
Argentine industrial production fell 1.7% in May from a year earlier and was down 0.2% on the month, according to the latest release from the country’s Statistics Institute. This is the fifth month running that industrial production has been contracting.
Chilean state-owned copper company CODELCO Norte presented this week plans for a 700 million US dollars wind farm to the National Environmental Commission (CONAMA).
Brazilian government managed Petrobras said this week that production from the massive oil fields deep below the ocean floor off Brazil’s Atlantic coast was viable at 40 US dollars for a barrel for benchmark Brent crude.
Argentina and Chile reacted differently to this week’s advice from the Brazilian government against travelling to A/H1N1 virus flu-stricken Argentina and Chile by people older than 60 and younger than 2 as well as those with weakened immune systems.
A former Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands government is to become a clergyman in the Yorkshire Dales. Michael Blanch is to serve as curate at Askrigg united with Stallingbusk, according to press reports from North Yorkshire.
The United Kingdom is the cocaine capital of Europe, the United Nations has said. The UN Office on Drugs and Crime said the UK was Europe's largest cocaine market - with more than one million regular users.
Canada’s Crown Point Ventures Ltd announced that in early to mid July it expects to be commencing the drilling of a three well exploration drilling program at El Valle in the San Jorge basin of Argentine Patagonia.