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Stories for May 29th 2007

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's gas crisis intensifies

    Chile is looking to acquire Uruguay's unused natural gas permits with Argentina in order to secure a steady supply of gas for Santiago. This proposal comes on the heels of an intensifying energy crisis, with the country's capital city facing possible residential and commercial gas cuts.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelans protest as TV station shuts

    Largest of several protests  broke out across Caracas

    Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick for World Bank president

    United States President George W Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick, former deputy Secretary of State, to be president of the World Bank, US officials revealed on Tuesday.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens to sanction another television network

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue “to incite a murder attempt on his life” and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a “de-stabilization plan”.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New York round of Uruguay/Argentina pulp mill dispute

    Orion - Botnia pulp mill update

    Uruguayan and Argentine delegations held a technical meeting Tuesday in New York under the “dialogue facilitating” efforts of the Spanish Crown in an attempt to find a way out to the bilateral controversy over the building of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan shore of a shared river.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Boosted by savers China's stock markets continue to soar

    The Chinese government trebled the stamp duty on the trading of shares in what analysts say is a bid to cool the country's overheated stock market. The tax will rise from 0.1% to 0.3% with immediate effect, Beijing said.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Buenos Aires Sunday vote signals start of electoral calendar

    Candidates Mauricio Macri, Jorge Telerman and Daniel Filmus

    Next Sunday Argentina's capital will be voting for a new mayor (governor) and given the political significance of Buenos Aires City June 3 will be signaling the beginning of five long months of electoral battling culminating October 28 with the election, most probably, of another Kirchner (Mr. or Mrs.)