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Sea leopard in Uruguay

A female sea leopard, apparently pregnant and sick appeared in the Uruguayan coast, more precisely in Piriapolis, a hundred miles east of Montevideo. The sea mammal, hydrurga leptonyx, weighting just over 150 kilos and two meters long and suffering from a serious respiratory infection is now under antibiotics treatment in a local SOS Rescue center, a non government organisation that cares for sea birds and mammals. "Tina's very dangerous, has very sharp teeth, but I inject the antibiotics while she's profoundly asleep", said Richard Tesore who runs the SOS Rescue center. Tesore pointed out that extreme precautionary measures have been taken since "we also have in the pools by the rocks some penguins and sea lion pups recovering, we don't want her to devour them". "Together with the orca, or killer whale, sea leopards figure at the summit of the biological feeding pyramid", indicated Mr. Tesore. Last July Mr. Tesore's SOS Rescue center set free "Pappo", a male sea elephant that had stranded to the same area seriously wounded eleven months before.

Euro rescue plan

The Euro experienced a 2.09% recovery at the end of the week, after reaching a record low of 85 US cents on Thursday September 21st., that prompted United States, Japan and Europe's Central banks to intervene in world money markets to prop the European common currency. US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers said that "common concerns over potential consequences for the world economy", was decisive for the intervention that also included the Bank of England and Canada's central bank. Summers talking in Prague before the beginning of the G7 Finance Ministers summit said that the US policy of a strong dollar, "remains unchanged". The surprise move rocked world money markets that didn't expect any decision given the proximity of the US presidential elections. No figures of Euros purchased by Central banks was disclosed. United States had previously rejected several attempts to boost the Euro, but fearing a loss of competitiveness from a too strong dollar vis a vis the European currency and growing concerns from American exporters finally decided to intervene.

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