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Stories for May 2006

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Cable and Wireless: ?we're working hard to improve telecoms'

    AFTER 17 years of running constantly the Cable and Wireless at the Falkland Islands exchange will soon be shut down as all users are moved on to a new system.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile students clash with police

    Police have fired water cannons and tear gas at protesters supporting a nationwide strike by high school students to demand reforms in Chile's education law, including a federal takeover to reduce inequality between rich and poor schools.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet fires riot squad chief who beat up students

    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet announced Wednesday the firing of the head of the riot police and severely condemned the “excesses” committed by over-zealous Carabineros during the violent repression Tuesday in Santiago of protesting students.

  • Wednesday, May 31st 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Peruvian candidates promise to respect electoral results

    In the final stretch to Sunday's run off, Peruvian presidential candidates in a more conciliatory attitude promised respect for electoral results and rejected allegations of submission to “United States, Venezuela or Cuba”.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Ecuador denies any “flirting” with Chavez

    Ecuador's government said that the coming visit this Tuesday of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez will focus strictly on energy cooperation matters and that Quito is not flirting with any anti-United States block or axis.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    OPEC expected to maintain current output levels

    Venezuela's oil minister on Monday called for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which meets Thursday in Caracas, to consider cutting oil production. However his counterpart in the United Arab Emirates said he expects the cartel to maintain current output levels.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia withdraws troops from oil industry

    President Evo Morales announced he is lifting the military guard deployed at energy installations and oil fields around the country since May 1, when he nationalized Bolivia's natural gas industry.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Mexico's presidential candidates neck to neck

    The latest presidential public opinion poll in the run-up to Mexico's July 2 elections shows the populist and conservative candidates in a virtual tie, with the third contender not far behind.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    Memorial Day: combat continues

    President George W. Bush, delivering a Memorial Day message surrounded by the graves of thousands of military dead, said yesterday that the United States must continue combating terrorism in the name of those who have already given their life in the cause.

  • Tuesday, May 30th 2006 - 21:00 UTC

    LatAm trade could reach US$90 billion

    Trade among the twelve member nations of the Latin American Association (ALADI) could reach 90 billion pesos this year, 15.5 percent more than in the previous fiscal year, according to a report published by the association last week in Montevideo.