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Stories for February 14th 2007

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    White House lobbying Congress to approve free trade accords

    United States chief trade official Susan Schwab said the Bush administration is very anxious to see Congress vote for the free trade agreements with Peru, Colombia and Panama which have been stalled by Democrats' concerns over labor provisions.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Dengue outbreak: UN forecasts “difficult year”

    The entire Latin America region needs to take preventive measures to prepare for what promises to be a “difficult year” for dengue fever following an outbreak of the mosquito-borne infection in Paraguay, United Nations health officials have warned.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US trade deficit in 2006 remained at 5.8% of GDP

    The United States trade deficit rose 6.5% last year reaching a new record high of 763.6 billion US dollars reported Tuesday the US Department of Commerce.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bishop leads polls for Paraguay's 2008 presidential election

    A former Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo is the candidate with the best image among voters for the 2008 Paraguayan presidential, while current head of state Nicanor Duarte ranks ten, according to a public opinion poll released Tuesday in the capital Asunción.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' new port development plan moves on

    FIPASS the present floating dock

    The Falkland Islands Development Corporation (FIDC) this week announced the appointment of Scandinavian port experts Royal Haskoning to create a port development plan, which it is hoped will draw together the diverse needs of everyone using port facilities in the Falkland Islands.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine efforts won't rain on Falklands fisheries celebration

    “We seem to have gone backwards” said John Barton

    Falkland Islands Legislative Council member Dr. Andrea Clausen does not believe that new amendments to Argentine Fisheries Legislation, which will make it illegal for vessels to be licensed in both the Argentine and Falklands/Malvinas zones should be “too detrimental to the private sector in the Islands.”

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Botnia keeps to plan and opens disputed pulp mill in 3Q

    Finland “continues to support negotiations and dialogue” between the neighboring countries said  Amb. Jolkkonen

    The controversial Botnia-Orion pulp mill under construction in Uruguay and challenged by Argentina, is “keeping to the timetable” and forecasted to be “officially inaugurated” sometime in the third quarter of this year (July-September), according to reliable sources from the Finnish corporation.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina: Hake landings the lowest in the last four years

    Of the 15,780 tonnes of hake landed in January 2007, only 113 tonnes were caught north of parallel 41º S

    From 1 to 31 January, 15,780.7 tonnes of common hake (Merluccius hubbsi) were landed, and is the lowest number registered since 2003, according to the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretariat (SAGPyA) statistics. Last year, during the same month, landings of this species totalled 21,281.3 tonnes, while the average output registered in January during the last four years was about 23,000 tonnes.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    British, Hungarian bird flu outbreaks linked

    Tests on H5N1 bird flu viruses found in Britain and Hungary showed they were genetically almost identical and the most likely transmission route was from poultry to poultry, Britain said yesterday.

  • Wednesday, February 14th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine banks switch to Europe

    Argentine Central Bank Governor Martín Redrado

    US financial and anti-money laundering regulations have increased the cost of doing business with US banks to such an extent that Latin American businesses are turning to European financial institutions, Argentina's central bank chief said yesterday.

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