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Stories for July 17th 2007

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    “Bishop of the poor” challenges Paraguay's elites and church

    A charismatic leader dubbed the “Bishop of the Poor” is an early favourite to make history as the first man to serve as a Roman Catholic bishop then be elected president of his country. Even when presidential elections next April are still far Fernando Lugo has the support from 40% of voters and is ten points ahead of his runner up.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil: 0.75% of population dominates 50% of GDP

    An estimated 130.000 Brazilians have financial assets valued at over a million US dollars which totals 573 billion US dollars, well above half the country's GDP, according to a report published Sunday in Folha de Sao Paulo.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina tightens controls on squid fishery companies

    Taking advantage of the abundance of squid, in spite of poor international prices, Argentina has decided to implement stricter controls on companies involved in the squid fisheries.

  • Tuesday, July 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peirano expected to confirm Argentina's economic policy

    Cr. Miguel Gustavo Peirano

    Argentina's Industry Secretary Miguel Peirano was the man finally chosen by President Nestor Kirchner to head the Economy Minister for the few months left of his administration that officially ends next December 10.

    Peirano, 40, is scheduled to take office Tuesday at 19:00 hours.