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Stories for 2003

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    News from Chile.

    Headlines:
    Chilean tourism turnover reaches a billion US dollars; Local company acquires Magallanes abattoir; Farewell to Punta Arenas air pioneer.

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    With no WTO agreement, FTAA is limited

    Without advances in multilateral negotiations, the Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, will not progress forecasted the president of the World Trade Organization General Council Ambassador Carlos Pérez del Castillo.

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Diplomatic rift between Argentina and Uruguay

    Argentine officials complained bitterly to Uruguay over the posting in Argentina of a military attaché who is accused of human rights abuses during the country's eleven years military dictatorship.

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Armed Australian patrolling in Southern Ocean

    Australia will boost the protection of its sovereign interests with full-time armed patrols of the remote and ecologically sensitive Southern Ocean, the Australian Government announced this week.

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Viarsa trial postponed.

    The crew of the Uruguayan flagged longliner “Viarsa 1”, currently retained in Fremantle will be informed next February 5 of the date of their trial for allegedly illegally fishing in Australian waters.

  • Friday, December 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    HMS Sheffield under new masters.

    The former Type 22 batch 2 frigate HMS Sheffield, now the Chilean FFG Almirante Williams, welcomed on board her new masters as part of a visit to Devonport Naval Base. Chilean officials anticipated they hoped to purchase two more former Royal Navy units.

  • Thursday, December 18th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Fisheries News.

    Headlines:Strong Chilean peso punishes fishing industry; Vigo will host European Fishing Resources Agency; NZ Antarctic vessels join voluntary satellite monitoring; Massive increase for Brazilian Fisheries Department budget; EU country members can subsidise fishing companies; Las Palmas seeks agreements with Chinese fleet;

  • Thursday, December 18th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine Senate bribes case keeps expanding

    The former Argentine Senate official who last week blew the top of the Senate bribes scandal submitted as evidence an alleged “receipt” from one of the accused legislators.

  • Tuesday, December 16th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Stigltiz: beware of FTAA

    Economy Nobel Prize Joseph Stiglitz recommended Argentine president Nestor Kirchner not to subscribe the United States sponsored Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, and praised the current Argentine sovereign debt negotiation process with creditors.

  • Tuesday, December 16th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Kirchner, Latinamerican man of the year

    Argentine President Nestor Kirchner was chosen Latinamerican Man of the Year by the influential Brazilian weekly magazine IstoE because, acting “without arrogance or chauvinism” he's dedicated to recovering the economy and self esteem of Argentine and Brazilian citizens.