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Stories for May 1st 2007

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Britain: Primer Minister to announce quit date next week

    Ten years on: Key voters who helped put Tony Blair in power have seen their standard of living rise more slowly than the economy has grown

    Tony Blair will make a “definitive” statement next week on his plans to leave No 10 - as June 30 emerged as the likely date for the hand-over to his successor.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela Set To Gain Control Of Its Oil Fields

    Venezuela's military might will be on full display on Tuesday as Hugo Chávez, the country's president and a former paratrooper, celebrates winning back Venezuela's natural resources in the oil-rich Orinoco for the people.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    The history of May 1, International Workers' Day

    Every year, May 1 is celebrated around the world as a day of international working class solidarity. Demonstrations take place from Africa to Asia, across South and North America and in Europe. These events, organized by trade unions in some countries and by revolutionary parties or governments in others, all celebrate the struggle of the international working class.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    High seas ceremony to remember sinking of “General Belgrano”

    Cruiser “General Belgrano” on May 2, 1982

    The Argentine Navy is planning for this coming Friday a high seas homage to the 323 crewmembers lost when the sinking of the cruiser “General Belgrano” on May 2, 1982, by two torpedoes from the Royal Navy's nuclear submersible HMS Conqueror.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    South America's power players jockey for regional position

    Known for military strongmen, Latin America has mostly embraced peace since the end of the 1980s era of right-wing dictatorships. Now flush with profits from a commodities boom, however, many Latin American countries are beefing up their military capabilities as they seek to ascend the ranks of regional power players.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santiago de Chile skies reach dangerous levels pollution

    Santiaguinos stuck in the city for the long weekend faced the first environmental alerts of the year after an increased level of air contamination was detected on Friday night. The contamination alerts were issued for Saturday and Sunday.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Sierra Club joins campaign to protect Chile's Patagonia

    Energy expansion projects closely monitored by environmentalist

    Opponents of plans to construct several massive hydroelectric dams in Chile's northern Patagonia region are welcoming a new and very influential ally: the Sierra Club.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Attacker of Rio Gallegos Kirchner's property diagnosed “psychosis”

    Prosecutor denies “attack attempt” to President's house

    A new psychiatric report revealed that the Chilean born citizen that last week end tried to ram a heavy truck against a Rio Gallegos house belonging to Argentine President Nestor Kirchner is suffering from “psychosis”.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Former Chilean president named special envoy on climate change

    Former President Ricardo Lagos

    The former president of Chile, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly were named on Monday Special Envoys for Climate Change by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has made the issues one of his top priorities.

  • Tuesday, May 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens with leaving OAS if Venezuela is condemned

    Chavez turns his back to IMF, WB and OAS

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, OAS, if Venezuela is condemned over the case of the private television station, Radio Caracas Television, RCTV.

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