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Stories for January 12th 2004

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Tourism boom in Buenos Aires and Patagonia.

    Argentina's tourism industry is booming with a record 1,2 million foreign visitors in 2003 mostly from Brazil, Chile, United States and Spain.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Malvinas heroes who never set foot in the Islands.

    At least 17 of the 649 names that are engraved in the black marble plates of the Buenos Aires city Memorial to the Argentine servicemen killed in action in the South Atlantic conflict did not die in combat but rather in service, claim former Falklands veteran and former Commander in Chief of the Argentine Army General Martín Balza, and Marcelo Sánchez president of the Committee of Former Combatants.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Tierra del Fuego Governor takes office

    An “odd couple” even by Argentine standards, made up of an opposition Radical governor and a vice governor from the ruling Peronist party took office last Saturday in the city of Ushuaia, capital of the extreme south province of Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Still stronger Euro ahead.

    The Euro is expected to continue its strong appreciation against the US dollar and could easily breakthrough the 1,30 psychological benchmark according to market analysts following the latest US labour market data released last week and the European Central Bank's decision to keep basic interest rates unchanged at 2%.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Basic food prices quadruplicates inflation.

    In spite of the good inflationary showing in Argentina for the last quarter of 2003, just 1%, for those Argentines living in poverty or below the poverty line the consumer price index was almost four times higher.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    President Bush and “The Price of Loyalty”.

    United States president George Bush conducted cabinet meetings like “a blind man in a room full of deaf people” said former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill during an interview with CBS to be aired this week and in anticipation of a book about the Bush administration, “The Price of Loyalty”.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Scepticism and distrust of Bush likely at Americas Summit.

    U.S. President George W. Bush is expected to meet with scepticism and rejection of his policies by regional leaders at the Special Summit of the Americas meeting set to start today in Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Monday, January 12th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Fidel Castro cracks on internet users.

    Cubans as of this week have growing difficulties to access to the internet following the Fidel Castro regime ban on world wide net connection from the regular phone lines system.