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Stories for February 2006

  • Monday, February 6th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Costa Rica: Election Still In Deadlock

    With only a few thousand votes separating the two frontrunners in Costa Rica's presidential election, authorities have announced a fresh manual recount of votes will be held, delaying the result for two weeks.

  • Monday, February 6th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Editor's hopes for 2007 Dictionary publication.

    FORMER Governor David Tatham hopes to publish his new book, which catalogues many historical and modern Falklands characters, in time for the 25th anniversary of the Falklands War.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean 2005 beef imports totalled 142.245 tons

    Chilean beef imports reached 142.245 tons equivalent to 503 million US dollars in 2005, up 16.000 tons compared to the 126.224 tons of 2004, reports Santiago's Chamber of Commerce.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    US/Uruguay free trade accord “not in the agenda”

    Uruguay's Foreign Affairs minister Reinaldo Gargano said Uruguay totally discards any possibility of a free trade agreement with United States which could endanger Mercosur.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    HMS Southampton in record drug haul

    HMS Southampton and RFA Grey Rover until recently posted in the Falkland Islands were involved in the seizure in the Caribbean of a cargo ship with three and half tons of cocaine with a street value in the United Kingdom of some £ 350 million, reports the Royal Navy.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:

    War documentary is a family affair;
    Decoders seized ?in compliance with copyright and piracy laws'; Tattooist's prank; Busy schedule for MPs; Visiting cruisers this week.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Antarctic tragedy: Chilean Army officers prosecuted

    Two Chilean top military officers are facing prosecution on charges of manslaughter and falsifying reports after an investigation lead by a Punta Arenas military judge revealed severe negligence regarding an Antarctic accident when an officer and two servicemen were killed.

  • Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    IDB to address Latinamerica' “left turn”

    The Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, will address in the coming Annual General Assembly the “left turn” taking place in several Latinamerican countries, said Ernesto Stein chief economist of the bank in London.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Costa Rica elects president and Legislative

    Costa Rica, Central America's small but most stable country in the region will be casting ballots next Sunday to elect president, two vice presidents, 57 members of the Legislative Assembly and 81 municipal authorities.

  • Thursday, February 2nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Record-breaking profits for Shell

    One of the world's oil giants Royal Dutch Shell reported the highest profit in UK corporate history. The rapid rise in oil prices boosted Shell's surplus to 22.9 billion US dollars, almost 30% on last year when it set a UK record with profits of 17.59 billion US dollars.