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Stories for December 2nd 2004

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    US concerned with Venezuela's MiGs purchase.

    A senior US President Bush administration official was critical of Venezuela's plans to acquire Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets, adding that the United States “shoots down” this type of warplane.

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Killer of Chilean Senator arrested in Argentina

    A Chilean judge on Wednesday indicted for murder and kidnapping a left-wing extremist arrested this week in Argentina

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Navy and Carabineros accept “individual excesses”

    Carabineros, Chile's militarized police acknowledged that its members carried out human rights violations during the 1973-1990 dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet and condemned the repressive acts.

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Mercury contamination in Amazon basin.

    Amazon basin representatives began discussing in Rio do Janeiro combating the potentially disastrous effects of tons of highly toxic mercury that illegal low-tech gold miners dump every year into the streams and rivers that make up the planet's biggest reserve of fresh water

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Live fire accident in Brazilian-Argentine naval exercise.

    An Argentine warship inadvertently fired on a Brazilian frigate during joint naval exercises in the Atlantic Ocean injuring five people, none of them seriously.

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Fisheries News.

    Headlines:
    Patagonian toothfish migration under scientific scrutiny; Argentine fisheries exports: 676 million US dollars; Laboratory-bred hake spawn for the first time; Chile will reduce common hake quota; Claims of deliberate squid by catching in Argentina; Chile and Argentina resume “prelisting” certification.

  • Thursday, December 2nd 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    New bad news for Menem.

    A judge yesterday threw out two prison exemption requests filed by followers of former Peronist president Carlos Menem, who lives in Chile and is on the run from Argentine courts.