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Stories for May 2007

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Benedict XVI visits Brazil to strengthen regional predominance

    Pope Benedict XVI urged on Wednesday prayers of support for his trip to Brazil next week, his first pilgrimage to Latin America and an effort to strengthen a church battling to retain its predominant role in the region.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean salmon magnate promotes Patagonia tourism industry

    Chiloe Island

    Chilean businessman Víctor Hugo Puchi, owner of the very successful farmed salmon company AquaChile, is setting his sights on southern Chile's growing tourism industry.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US regional offensive in support of free trade agreements

    United States Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte warned Wednesday that rejection by the Democrat controlled Congress of free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Panama would mean a serious blow for Washington's interests in the region.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Squid market is collapsing” claims Mar del Plata industry

    The market for squid is collapsing because of over supply and free fall prices, according to one of Argentina's main squid operators, Guillermo De los Santos, reports the Mar del Plata press.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    No confidence vote for Falkland Islands Tourist Board

    Dissatisfaction turned into action on Friday 27th April when members of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) passed a vote of no confidence in the Board, at an extraordinary general meeting.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez completes re-nationalization of oil reserves

    The Orinoco region has more than 55,000 square kilometers

    Venezuela took control of the Orinoco oil installations on May first completing the process of “re-nationalization” of the nation's oil reserves. President Hugo Chávez led celebrations of the takeover of the Orinoco Oil Belt which could convert Venezuela into the country with the largest oil reserves.

  • Wednesday, May 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia takes control of oil and gas industry

    These companies have understood they are not the owners of Bolivia's natural resources, said Pte. Morales

    Bolivia's government owned energy company YPFB took control on Wednesday of the country's oil and gas industry after a dozen oil companies, including Repsol YPF SA, British Gas, Total and Petrobras signed new contracts today.

  • 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.