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Montevideo, May 23rd 2019 - 19:21 UTC

Stories for 2006

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Top Chilean General removed for praising Pinochet

    The aftermath of General Augusto Pinochet's funeral, and legacy, continue to reverberate in Chilean politics and the Chilean Armed Forces: the General responsible for the Metropolitan Santiago area, one of the country's most important was sacked Friday following statements on support of the 1973 military coup and praise for the dictator.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    First ever Spanish airliner lands in Gibraltar

    Iberia Airbus landing on the Rock

    An Airbus 319 from Iberia became Saturday December 16 the first ever Spanish airline to fly to Gibraltar signaling an event that after decades of tension Spain, Britain and Gibraltar are finally overcoming a centennial sovereign dispute by concentrating on cooperation and development.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Pulp mill conflict widens Mercosur rift

    Mercosur Map

    Escalating mutual recriminations and complaints between Argentina and Uruguay signaled the first day of deliberations at the Mercosur ministerial meeting in Brasilia in the same week that the group officially inaugurated its Parliament.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina and Brazil promote bilateral trade

    Argentina and Brazil signed in Brasilia a protocol for a bilateral trade payments system in local currencies which gradually eliminates the US dollar helping to reduce goods and services transactions costs.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    London sq ft can reach as much as 5.860 US dollars

    Brimming with posh stores and elegant shoppers, New York City has always held a certain cachet. But there is something that the US's largest city can no longer claim: the world's most expensive residences.

  • Friday, December 15th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update

    Headlines: A close shave for cash; Status: to have and to hold?; De-mining study; Attorney General's shock resignation; This week's cruise visits; New Playground to open; Legislative Council meets today; Get ready for the Raft Race.

  • Friday, December 15th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil Price climbs after Opec agrees output cut

    Oil gained more than a dollar on Thursday after Opec decided to cut its output by two per cent from February.

  • Friday, December 15th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    US/Venezuela address after-election “new reality”

    Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro met U.S. ambassador William Brownfield, seeking to ease years of diplomatic tension as President Hugo Chavez prepares to begin a second, six-year term.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    “Fantastic” US/Argentina bilateral relations

    United States Under Secretary for Latinamerica Tom Shannon

    United States Under Secretary for Latinamerica Tom Shannon described US/Argentina relations are “fantastic” during a seminar where two former Latinamerican Foreign Affairs ministers criticized President Nestor Kirchner for his “left wing populism”.

  • Thursday, December 14th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    EU leaders set to toughen membership conditions

    European leaders will seek to reassure sceptical voters at a summit starting on Thursday by toughening policy on enlargement of the European Union, without though slamming the door on a queue of aspiring nations.