Stories for January 12th 2013

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 18:57 UTC

P&O cruise line suspends stops in Argentina, confirms calls in the Falklands

Arcadia, registered in Hamilton, Bahamas on around the world cruise will stop in Stanley

British cruise line operator P&O has scrapped stops in Argentina because of continuing tensions with the country over the Falkland Islands. Two of its vessels will no longer dock at three Argentine port destinations on around-the-world cruises. The decision was taken because there was no guarantee they will be able to dock.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 18:26 UTC

Bluefin tuna opens 2013 with record auction price at Tsukiji: 1.78 million dollars

The Tsukiji market kept to tradition in the first auction of the year

The price of premium “Oma” bluefin tunas has reached a new record: JPY 155.4 million or 1.78 million dollars, in the first auction of 2013 at Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish market, compared to JPY 56.49 million (640.696 dollars) in the first auction of 2012.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 18:18 UTC

Chilean fish exports total 3.8bn in ten months; salmon the main item with 1.2bn

Aquaculture generates more value than extractive fishing in Chile

Chilean exports of fishery products and aquaculture in the first 10 months of 2012 reached 3.8 billion dollars,1% over the same period in 2011. But the volume of exports increased 11.3%, according to the latest stats from Chile’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Under-Secretariat (Subpesca).

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 18:05 UTC

Maduro administration bans four clips on postponement of Chavez inauguration

Globovision was accused under article that bans contents that might “incite hate or panic, or disturb public order”.

Venezuela’s National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) launched proceedings on 9 January against the terrestrial television station Globovisión over its broadcast of four clips about the postponement of the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new six-year term, originally scheduled for the following day.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 17:53 UTC

Methanex Canada to idle plant in Punta Arenas because of insufficient gas provision

Energy minister Bunster regretted the decision

Chilean Energy minister Jorge Bunster regretted on Friday Methanex Canada announcement on its decision to idle operations in Chile in March due to lack of adequate natural gas supply. The company stated that it does not have sufficient feedstock to keep the plant in operation given the natural gas supply challenges.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 17:45 UTC

Cristina Fernandez meets Chavez family and has lunch with the Castro brothers

The Argentine president holds hands with the ailing Fidel Castro

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez is flying Saturday to Emirates the first leg of a trade tour that includes the Far East after spending 24 hours in Cuba where she met the Castro brothers, visited the relatives of cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez and late Friday held a mini summit with Venezuelan Vice president Nicolas Maduro and Peruvian head of state Ollanta Humala.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 12:32 UTC

Eleven million Argentines surviving on 7 dollars per day, according to Indec

Some of the ‘villa miserias’, slums which surround major Argentine cities

Three Argentines out of ten living in urban areas, an estimated 11.1 million people must survive with less that 35.5 Pesos per day or 1.067 Pesos monthly, according to data from the latest Standing homes’ survey, performed by the country’s stats office Indec.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 12:19 UTC

Second indigenous teenager in a week murdered in the north east of Argentina

Chaco Lieutenant-Governor Bacileff Ivanoff argues there is “no ethnic question” in the province

Argentine police are investigating a second murder of a member of the Qom indigenous community in less than a week, after a 16-year old died in a Formosa hospital on Thursday after suffering for four days.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 12:13 UTC

More signs that the UK economy contracted in the last quarter of 2012

Construction sector output contracted 3.4% in November

Disappointing figures on industrial production and construction in November have added to fears that the UK economy contracted in the last quarter of 2012. The index of production grew 0.3% in November, compared with October, but had been expected to grow more as some North Sea oil and gas production resumed following maintenance.

Saturday, January 12th 2013 - 12:00 UTC

Twenty four South Atlantic countries meet in Uruguay to promote cooperation

Montevideo will host the two-day meeting next week

Twenty four countries from South America and Africa with coast on the Atlantic Ocean will be debating next week in Uruguay how to increase cooperation in several fields such as environment, charting and seabed resources exploration and fighting organized crime.

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