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Stories for January 16th 2004

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:

    Charter ban “irrational”; Myriam signs off after 43 years; Seven days of cruise visits; Cause of penguin deaths proven; Hospital drugs arrest.

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile-Bolivia relations deteriorate further.

    Chile said Thursday that Bolivia's recent verbal escalation of a dispute over Pacific coastline, far from paving the way toward progress, has put the centenarian issue “back to square one.”

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina opens hake fishery south of parallel 41°

    The Argentine National Undersecretary of Fishery and Aquaculture has authorised the extraction of 69,200 tonnes of Argentine hake (hubbsi) during the first three months of 2004 for vessels operating to the south of parallel 41º S.

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Military tortured commando trainees in democratic Argentina.

    The government revealed Thursday that the military engaged in torture techniques at a commando training camp years after Argentina's return to democracy, a disclosure that human rights organizations described as “the tip of an iceberg.”

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Former HMS Sheffield in Puerto Belgrano

    Chilean frigate “Almirante Williams”, former “HMS Sheffield”, currently berthed in Argentina's main naval base, Puerto Belgrano, was visited Friday morning by the Defence ministers of Chile and Argentina, Michelle Bachelet and José Pampuro.

  • Friday, January 16th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Meeting of Rive Plate battle veterans.

    A former Royal Navy Lieutenant and a former Von Graff Spee German petty officer paid tribute in a simple but moving ceremony in Montevideo to comrades killed in the River Plate sixty one years ago, during the first major naval battle at the beginning of the Second World War.