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Stories for August 13th 2007

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Pinochet's son sells former dictator's suits

    More than 20 suits used by Pinochet are “For Sale”

    Clothes of the late Augusto Pinochet, the former Chilean military leader, has been put up for sale by his son at a central Santiago tailor's shop, but only to customers identified as the Chilean dictator's supporters, reports say.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    No all-clear on foot and mouth till end of week

    Prof. Pennington “need to wait once the incubation period - up to 14 days - is over”

    Farmers were warned yesterday they will have to wait until the end of the week before the all clear can be sounded on the foot and mouth outbreak.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Continued cold weather thumps Chile's fresh fruit deal

    Chile has the toughest winter in the past 50 years

    Continued frigid artic weather in Chile's key agricultural growing areas will cost the country at least US$200 million in loses, according the industry and government leaders. An estimated 85,000 sheep, cattle, pigs and goats have died for lack of food, and key fruit export crops, including avocados and citrus fruit, have been greatly damaged.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    China missing inflation target could hike interest rates

    Zhang Tao: Letting inflation go or helping farmers

    Inflation in China, the world's fastest-growing major economy, accelerated to its highest level in more than 10 years, fuelling speculation that the Government may raise interest rates for the fourth time this year.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Twenty firm interests in Magallanes hydrocarbons tender

    20 companies from eleven countries interested in Magallanes oil future

    Twenty companies and consortia from eleven different countries have shown a firm interest in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Amnesty pessimistic about turning around the rich/poor gap

    UN Jan Pronk, said that at least 1.5 billion people live on less than one dollar per day

    The gap between rich and poor jumped fourfold globally in the last decade: while in the nineties a wealthy person had 30 times richer than a poor person, the rate has currently ballooned to 130 to one, according to the latest report from Amnesty International Council.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US escalates trade dispute against China at WTO

    Millions of piracy copies from Chine invade US market

    United States asked the World Trade Organization to rule in a complaint against China over piracy of copyrighted movies, music, software and books, escalating a dispute that has soured commercial relations between the two trading giants.

  • Monday, August 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean seabass blacklisted in the US as a “health risk”

    Sonapesca  assured that mercury levels in seabass exported from Chile are low

    The United States based Seafood Watch Program (SWP) has blacklisted Chilean seabass, advising U.S. consumers that the fish species is commonly exposed to mercury contamination. To prevent possible health risks, SWP suggests a significant decrease in Chilean seabass consumption, especially for children, who should be restricted to a maximum of one serving per month.