Stories for June 2009
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.
Venezuela and United States will be re-establishing their ambassadors in the coming days, confirmed on Wednesday Venezuelan Foreign Affairs minister Nicolas Maduro Ambassadors Bernardo Alvarez and Patrick Duddy were withdrawn last September when hostility between President Hugo Chavez and former President George Bush climaxed following years of disagreements and diplomatic clashes.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo opened Wednesday in Asuncion the world conference on “Foot and Mouth Disease; the way towards global control” organized by FAO and the World Organization for Animal Health, OIE.
The United States Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and said that the recession in the US is “slowing” but “economic activity is likely to remain weak for a time”.