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Stories for February 23rd 2007

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Weekly Penguin News update

     The <i>Jih Da Gan</i> in Stanley Harbour this week.

    Headlines: Seamen jump ship: two lost; East ferry terminal to be at Newhaven - West still undecided; Yachtsman stops for repairs; Rotterdam on her way

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Toothfish season hampered by ice

    Fifteen longliners fishing on the 3,000-tonne CCAMLR toothfish quota have all now left the fishery areas around Antarctica. Many vessels have experienced a season of difficult fishing conditions due to excessive ice.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Impact of corn prices boom on other farming activities

    Corn grain prices have reached a historical level of 123 Chilean pesos, approximately 25 US cents per kilogram, a 73% rise from 2006 figures. This significant leap is a result of the growing ethanol production in the U.S. for which the cereal is essential.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil could begin to relax its strict monetary policy

    Mr. Paulo Nogueira Batista Jr

    Brazil has named a strong critic of the country's Central Bank strict (and controversial) monetary policy as representative before the International Monetary Fund, IMF, according to a release from the Finance Ministry.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Anthrax outbreak in extreme Southern Chile village

    Chile's acting Agriculture minister Cecilia Leiva said on Friday health authorities are working “to minimize the risks” of an outbreak of anthrax in a small village of farmers and fishermen in the extreme south of the country.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Uribe orders Army to get tough with FARC “bandits”

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe ordered the military to intensify operations against the Colombian Revolutionary Armed Forces, FARC, following their rejection of a possible humanitarian exchange of hostages for imprisoned guerrillas, arguing that Uribe's government was “illegitimate”.