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Stories for June 10th 2007

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    American buys slices of South America

    The Pumalin Park in the south of Chile, owned by Douglas Tompkins

    The American multimillionaire who founded the North Face and Esprit clothing lines says he is trying to save the planet by buying bits of it. First Douglas Tompkins purchased a huge swath of southern Chile, and now he's hoping to save the northeast wetlands of neighboring Argentina.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF “proud” of Lula da Silva's handling of Brazilian economy

    The International Monetary Fund praised the performance and management of the Brazilian economy during the last few years and forecasted that the strong Brazilian currency, Real, offers more opportunities to open the economy both financially and commercially.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Almost 14% of Chilean population described as poor or indigent

    The latest poll on Socioeconomic characterization of the Chilean population shows that since 1990 the number of Chileans living in “poverty conditions” has dropped to almost half, but still over two million continue to be poor including half a million indigent.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Scientific-tourism multi purpose vessel for South Chile

    Vessel  “Del Mar II”

    A new multi purpose vessell, specially built for the rough waters of the extreme south of Chile is to be incorporated this spring to the tourist industry in Porvenir, Tierra del Fuego.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Last survivor of German battelship Graf Spee dies in Montevideo

    Graff Spee was blow up front Montevideo City

    Gustav Friedrich Adolph Quick, 89, the last surviving crew member of the German pocket battleship Graf Spee that was scuttled in the River Plate at the beginning of World War II, has passed away and was buried Saturday in Montevideo.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US opens its market for fresh blueberries from Uruguay

    The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) announced the publication in the Federal Register of the proposed rule for the importation of blueberries from Uruguay to the US.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina blasts UK's reluctance to negotiate Falklands' sovereignty

    Twenty five years after the end of the Falkland Islands war, Argentine ratified this weekend its unflinching determination over the Islands sovereignty and described as “incomprehensible” the British attitude for having consistently denied resuming direct negotiations as has been established by United Nations since 1982.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peru develops copper industry hoping to match Chile's production

    Peruvian president Alan García said that new promising copper mining projects could in a near future put Peru next to Chile as the world's leading exporters of the metal. Currently Chile is number one with an annual production of 5.37 million tons and Peru figures third with just over a million tons.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Navy could still liberate Falklands

    Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Alan West

    The Royal Navy could still today launch a similar expedition to liberate the Falkland Islands if invaded as it did in 1982. That is the view of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Alan West, retired head of the Royal Navy and Commander of a frigate, HMS Ardent, bombed and sunk in the 1982 War on the day British forces landed at San Carlos.