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Stories for May 2007

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Uruguay will survey continental shelf for hydrocarbons

    M/V Bergen Surveryor

    Uruguay's government owned oil corporation Ancap signed this week a contract with Norway's Wavefield Inseis ASA for the seismic surveying of the country's continental shelf including deep and very deep waters.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Record levels of Illex activity reported in the Falklands

    Dr. Clausen: Low squid prices show the need of Argentina's cooperation

    Berkeley Sound in the Falkland Islands, a large natural harbour to the north of Stanley and within relatively easy reach by launch, is where boats fishing within the Islands' Conservation Zones, or on the high seas, come when their freezer holds are full to transfer their catches to larger refrigerated cargo ships or 'reefers'.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Unemployment in Magallanes 2.3%, lowest in Chile

    Magallanes continues to figure as Chile's Region with the lowest unemployment according to figures released by the local chapter of the country's Statistics Office in Punta Arenas.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile to double financing of Antarctic scientific research

    Chile is planning to double Antarctic scientific research funds this coming season 2007/08 revealed this week in Punta Arenas Jose Retamales, director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mercosur, “an illusion of integration”; Brazil no longer leads

    Latinamerica has never been so divided, Mercosur is but an illusion of integration and Brazil has lost its leadership and convergence capacity according to former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso who ruled from 1995 to 2000.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Kirchner government: “monumental hypocrites”

    Dr. Wayne Dwernychuk, R.P.Bio.

    The government of Argentina are “monumental hypocrites” regarding their own environmental record and continue to fuel the discord by feeding misinformation about the Botnia pulp mill under construction near the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos, claims a Canadian environmental scientist in a letter addressed to MercoPress.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pulp mills dispute: open dialogue but polite disagreement

    Botnia - Orion ready to begin production

    The second day of Argentine/Uruguayan talks to try to unlock the dispute over the construction of a pulp mill in Uruguay ended as it begun, with each side asserting its position and the commitment to a next meeting in the framework of an “open dialogue” atmosphere.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN report calls for US dollar support to avoid global recession

    In order for current world economic growth rates to continue, it is crucial to keep the United States dollar from falling rapidly while also avoiding a recession, says a United Nations report released Wednesday.

  • 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.