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Stories for 2004

  • 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.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Breaking News.

    Headlines:

    Chilean cruises directly from Antarctica; Expo-Magallanes next January;
    Computerized Magallanes Clinic; Aircraft parking in Chilean Antarctic base.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    South Georgia toothfish quotas down this year.

    Reductions in the levels of allowable catch for toothfish, together with alterations to the way the South Georgia Fishery is zoned, will lead to fewer vessels being licensed this year said South Georgia Director of Fisheries and Deputy Commissioner, Miss Harriet Hall, in Stanley on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Death threats and killings in coup investigation.

    Several high-profile Venezuelan government officials have received anonymous death threat letters, among which Attorney General Isaias Rodriguez, Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel, Supreme Court Chief Justice Ivan Rincon and Interior Minister Jesse Chacon.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Chinese-Argentine electronics joint venture.

    TCL from China, the world's largest television maker has singed a joint venture with Argentine electronics Radio Victoria and has plans to invest 20 million US dollars for the manufacture of electronic appliances in Argentina, reported Buenos Aires press.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Cry for Argentina's working ladies

    Working women in Argentina earn and average 34, 3% less than men in similar jobs and the difference is even greater for professionals with university education, reports the Buenos Aires press.

  • Wednesday, December 1st 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Beware politicians of people's disbelief

    Six out of ten people in the world have a mostly negative opinion of world leaders, particularly politicians according to the “Voice of the People” poll undertaken by the World Economic Forum and Gallup International.