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Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:39 UTC

Uruguay expects fifty cruise calls less this season, reveals tourism official

“The fall can be explained because we are in a region, and the cruise industry this season is calling less, which means less vessels”, said Carambula

Uruguay will be receiving fifty cruise calls less this 2014/15 season, which is 26% down compared to a year ago, revealed the country's Deputy Tourism and Sports minister, Antonio Carambula during the official launching of the season. This means Montevideo will be hosting 104 calls and Punta del Este, 70, compared to the 237 between both terminals (121 and 116) in 2013/14.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:29 UTC

Fed minutes confirm reveal consensus on ending stimulus program

Most observers expect the Fed will begin raising the rate in the middle of 2015, mostly in an effort to keep inflation in check as the US recovery gathers steam.

Although the US Federal Reserve was worried about turmoil in emerging markets, the central bank reached an easy consensus to end its stimulus program, its latest minutes reveal.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:23 UTC

Colombian government reaches agreement with FARC to release captured general

The Colombian army had launched a massive search for Alzate, captured by FARC on Sunday, a move that had derailed peace talks

The armed rebel group FARC and the Colombian government have announced that they have agreed conditions for releasing a captured general and four other people.

Thursday, November 20th 2014 - 04:13 UTC

“Malvinas are Argentine”, mandatory in all Argentine public transport systems

The new bill applies to all forms of domestic public transport

All Argentine public transport must include the logo “Malvinas are Argentine”, according to the latest bill approved by the Lower House in Congress, following on an initiative from Senator Teresta Luna from the ruling coalition of President Cristina Fernandez. Victory Front.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 09:49 UTC

Great future for aquaculture forecasts FAO; record output of 66.5m tons in 2012

Global per capita fish consumption increased from 9.9 kilograms in 1970 to 19.1 kilograms in 2012, although rates vary substantially by and within regions

Fish farming will likely grow more than expected in the coming decade, offering a chance for improved nutrition for millions of people, especially in Asia and Africa, according to a new report, from FAO.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 09:42 UTC

Chevron begins oil and gas production at Tubular Bells, in the Gulf of Mexico

“The deepwater Gulf of Mexico plays a significant part in our earnings and production growth” said George Kirkland, from Chevron Corporation.

Chevron Corporation announced on Tuesday that the Hess Corporation-operated Tubular Bells deepwater project, located in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, has started crude oil and natural gas production. The field is located 217 km southeast of New Orleans, in approximately 1,310 m of water in the Mississippi Canyon area.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 08:06 UTC

Brazil's economy growth forecast could have reached a positive inflection point

The GDP growth estimate was included in the weekly Central Bank survey of analysts from about 100 private financial institutions

Private sector analysts raised their 2014 growth forecast for Brazil's economy to 0.21% from 0.20% last week, the Central Bank said on Monday. But analysts left their 2015 gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimate unchanged at 0.80%, the Central Bank said. However it is expected the latest forecast could mean the beginning of the end to the sustained several years slide and an inflection point.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:51 UTC

Greenpeace condemns Japan’s rush to resume Antarctic whaling

Japan’s new program sets a quota of 333 minke whales, no fin whales and no humpback whales from 2015 to 2026.

Greenpeace on Tuesday condemned the Government of Japan's rush to resume Antarctic whaling and called on them to abide by world opinion and the clearly expressed desires of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:44 UTC

Falklands contracts strategic review of Telecommunications provision

We look forward to their advice and professional input as the review takes shape. “This is an important piece of work for the Falklands”, said MLA Rogers

The Falkland Islands Government have announced that Cartesian Ltd have recently been appointed to carry out a strategic review of Telecommunications Provision in the Falklands Islands. Cartesian will be starting work on the review immediately, with the first draft report due on 24th December.

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 07:39 UTC

Magallanes region has the most dynamic and fastest growing economy of Chile

Fish farming, coal mining, agriculture remain fundamental for Magallanes economy

Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile, was the most dynamic of the country's economy during the third quarter of the year according to the latest release from the local stats office, INE. This contrasts with the rest of the fourteen regions of the country of which six, reported negative growth.

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