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Stories for 2006

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Scioli's candidacy a Kirchner need, not a heartfelt desire.

    President Néstor Kirchner's likely decision to send in Vice-President Daniel Scioli to run for governor in Argentina's richest district next year would not reflect so much his heartfelt desires, but sheer political need after a tiny province dealt him a severe blow.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    New FIG website: Introduces the Islands as “a dynamic UK Overseas Territory”

    Government House _ Stanley

    THE Falkland Islands Government has launched an updated website -
    — which provides visitors with a comprehensive overview of today's Falklands.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Spanish concern over Argentine stance on Falkland fisheries

    Senator Silvia Giusti

    Representatives from the General Secretariat of Maritime Fisheries (SGPM) and the Spanish General Directorate of Fisheries Resources met with the Argentine lawmaker Silvia Giusti in the Argentine Senate for talks over the bill that tacitly proposes eliminating the so called “double permits.”

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    New Petrobras rig with 135.000 bpd potential

    Petrobras began operating this week a new oil rig with an estimated initial daily production of 15.000 barrels of heavy oil, 17 degrees API in the Jubarte field off Espirito Santo state, according to a release from the corporation.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile adds two new regions to the existing 13

    Chile will add two more Regions to the existing thirteen beginning mid 2007 following the approval in Congress of the initiative. The new regions are XIV Valdivia, divided into the provinces of De Los Rios and Ranco and the XV, Arica and Parinacota.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Oil companies celebrate new Argentine law

    Oil firms operating in Argentina celebrated a law passed this month to transfer property of hydrocarbons from the nation to provinces, saying that it will foster legal security and investments. But critics say that it will do nothing but “atomize” control over oil and gas exploration and exploitation.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Energy crisis

    Argentina is facing a severe energy shortage that many experts blame on the lack of investments since the 2001-2002 economy crisis and despite GDP has grown at about nine percent over the last four years.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    SAA returns to Argentina amid world expansion

    South African Airways (SAA) next July will return to Argentina – a market it stopped serving in 2001 partly due to high-operating costs at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza international airport — with three flights a week, and increase weekly flights to Sao Paulo from seven to 10, to have a dual gateway to South America.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Survey shows Chileans among least happy in Latinamerica

    The latest in a string of international happiness surveys shows that 66% of Chileans describe themselves as “happy” or “very happy” — yet they are less happy than people in almost every other Latin American country.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay pleased to end military custody of disputed pulp mill

    Uruguay confirmed Monday it would willingly withdraw military personnel stationed in the perimeter of the Botnia-Orion pulp mill under construction, following a request from the Finnish company.