The South Atlantic Illex squid fishery is increasingly threatened by tens of jiggers from all over the world, many of them waiting just outside the 200 miles Argentine EEZ, ready to break in and poach on the world's 80% reserve of the species, highlights Buenos Aires daily La Nacion in a strong editorial condemning illegal, undocumented, unregulated fishing.
Spain's president Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said Tuesday in Venezuela that United States has nothing to fear from the sale of Spanish military vessels and aircraft to President Hugo Chavez administration.
The absence of a strong Judiciary branch upholding the law together with the lack of consolidated political parties unable to free themselves from permanent internal bickering is Argentina's main problem argues Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas.
Venezuela's state-run oil company increased its proven oil reserves by 192 million barrels after drilling at two fields in eastern Venezuela, the company said in a statement this week.
China is fast becoming a formidable sea power of the other marine variety. It doesn't yet have monstrous aircraft carriers capable of delivering awesome fire power in the world's seven seas, but there is a huge fleet of small fishing trawlers flying Chinese flags that sail the ocean blue.
A New York federal judge on Tuesday unblocked freezes put on up to $7 billion in defaulted Argentine bonds but then agreed to keep the freezes in place while creditors appealed the ruling.
A spokesman for the Government of the South Atlantic island of South Georgia, which has its seat in Government House in the Falklands, yesterday made the following announcement regarding the annual award of licences to fish for toothfish in the Island's waters:
Mercosur and European Union talks seem to have stalled again following an unsuccessful meeting in Brussels during March, according to the South American block diplomatic sources.
Newfoundland on Canada's Atlantic coast has lost 11.000 jobs and a hundred fish processing plants in the last decade.
Unemployment in Magallanes Region during the December-February quarter increased 0,7 to 6,3%, compared to the same period a year ago (5,6%), but dropped against the previous quarter 6,5%. Chile's national average was 7,6%.