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Stories for July 8th 2005

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner launches Senate candidacy

    With no party emblems just the Argentine flag, First Lady Cristina Kirchner launched Thursday evening her campaign to the Senate for the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina's main electoral district and turf of former caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Methanex joins gas exploration in Magallanes

    Methanex the world's leading methanol company with a huge plant in Punta Arenas has offered ENAP, Chile's oil company aid in exploring for natural gas in Magallanes Region.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Lula's dancing chairs: now it's a minister

    The wave of corruption shell shocking the Brazilian government reached Communications Minister Luiz Gushiken on Thursday when it was revealed that a consulting firm which formerly belonged to the minister has enjoyed skyrocketing revenues since President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Spanish becomes second language in Brazil

    Brazilian Congress gave final approval Thursday to a bill that makes Spanish a second language in the country's public and private primary schools. The bill awaits now President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's signature.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    IDB presidency, a repeat of the OAS dispute?

    The coming departure of long-serving president Enrique Iglesias is sparking an unprecedented fight over leadership of the Inter-American Development Bank with the United States backing a Colombian diplomat and the region's left-leaning governments supporting the IDB's current Brazilian vice president.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:
    Falklands' support for bombed London; Boys run, row and cycle for veterans' charity; Fishing investigation.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    Blair vows to secure G8 agreements

    Tony Blair will seek to tie up agreements on Africa and climate change after returning to the G8 summit.

  • Friday, July 8th 2005 - 21:00 UTC

    World condemns savage attacks in UK

    World leaders condemned the deadly attacks on London's transport system yesterday as ??barbaric,'' ??odious'' and ??despicable'' in a globe-spanning pledge of solidarity ? and vowed to cooperate to track down the terrorists.