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Stories for March 29th 2007

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    HMS Grafton becomes Chilean Navy's “Almirante Grafton”

    New chilean frigate Almirante Lynch

    Former Type 23 frigate HMS Grafton was delivered Wednesday in Portsmouth to the Chilean Navy and renamed “Almirante Lynch”, according to a release from the Chilean Embassy in London.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bernanke: “Increased uncertainty” about US economy

    Ben Bernanke says Wall Street jumped too far last week in thinking that Fed policy-makers had signalled interest rates might drop

    US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that uncertainty about the outlook for the US economy has increased and any future decisions on rates will depend on the evolution of growth and inflation.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Fidel Castro published article to criticize US biofuels policies

    Fidel Castro writes first editorial since surgery

    Ending eight months of silence, ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro published an article in Cuban state media Thursday criticizing US environmental policies. The article published in the Cuban Communist Party Daily Granma was the first attempt by Castro, who is recuperating from intestinal surgery, to comment on international issues since he was taken ill in July 2006.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Falkland Islands “business as usual” says Chief Executive

    Responding yesterday to the announcement by the Argentine Government of the suspension of the British/Argentine Joint Agreement over oil exploration in the Special Area of Cooperation in the South Atlantic, Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government, Chris Simpkins, said that while the announcement by Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana was “unfortunate” it would have no practical effect and there would be “business as usual” in the Falkland Islands

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Latinamerica at the crossroads”, four possible scenarios by 2020

    Lord Triesman

    By Lord Triesman of Tottenham

    British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibilities for relations with Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Overseas Territories, the Commonwealth, UK visas, Migration policy, Consular policy, Public Diplomacy, including the British Council, the BBC World Service and the Chevening Scholarships Scheme.

    The speech at the House of Commons, March 28, was the launching of FCO Latin America strategy paper

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Comodoro Rivadavia port tempted by Asian jiggers

    The Port of Comodoro Rivadavia could receive a considerable amount of activity with the arrival of Asian squid jiggers.

    Asian jiggers operating in South Atlantic international waters could end unloading and exporting short-fin squid from the Patagonian port of Comodoro Rivadavia, according to local port authorities.

  • Thursday, March 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivian massive exodus before Spain no visa deadline

    Thousands of anxious Bolivians desperate to travel to Spain before Friday, when visas will begin to be required, flooded this week two of the country's main airports. In the middle of the chaos the government claims the massive exodus has been encouraged by travel agencies, some of which have swindled travelers.