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Stories for February 6th 2008

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Super Tuesday: McCain pulls ahead; Clinton, Obama close

    Candidates Democratic Sen. Clinton and Republican Sen. McCain Clinton

    Sen. John McCain jumped to a commanding lead in the Republican delegate race over Mitt Romney on Super Tuesday. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton edged ahead of Sen. Barack Obama in the race for Democratic delegates.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Latin America Seeks Trade Alternatives

    The decline of U.S. “soft power” in South America has encouraged increased trade relations with other partners, including more arms trading, as well as rejection of U.S. calls for a shift away from conventional military to “constabulary” forces.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    F Times: Argentine energy model “unsustainable”

    The energy model championed by Argentine President Cristina Fernández and her husband, former President Néstor Kirchner, keeping domestic energy prices and utilities tariffs artificially low to boost an economy recovering from a debt and devaluation crisis in 2001-2002, looks increasingly unsustainable.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Russian icebreaker supplying Argentine Antarctic bases

    Icebreaker Vasili Golovnin

    The Russian icebreaker Vasili Golovnin contracted by the Argentine government to help with this year's Antarctic season is currently supplying fuel to Argentina's permanent base Marambio in the Antarctic Peninsula.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Tycoons and world's top mega-yachts visit Punta del Este

    Le Grand Bleu in Punta del Este

    The world's fifth largest yacht and one of the most expensive, 100 million US dollars, is currently anchored in the Uruguayan exclusive resort of Punta del Este. “Le Grand Bleu” was built in the Vulkan Bremen shipyards, designed by world famous mega-yachts Kusch Yachts and originally belonged to Roman Abramovich the Russian tycoon who among other things owns the English football club Chelsea.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Peru en route to become significant LN gas exporter

    Peru's liquefied natural gas exporting project will receive a 300 million US dollars loan from the International Finance Corporation of the World Bank, reported the bank.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean diplomat head of WTO Dispute Settlement Body

    Ambassador Mario Matus

    The Chilean ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO), Mario Matus, has been chosen to head the organization's Dispute Settlement Body. Matus will replace Australian representative Bruce Gosper, who will preside over the WTO policy-making General Council for the next 12 months.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US dollar no longer king of currencies, not even in NY

    In the latest example that the U.S. dollar is not what it used to be some shops in New York City have begun accepting Euros and other foreign currencies as payment for merchandise.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Gay marriages and end to travel restrictions in Cuba?

    Cuba's singer Silvio Rodriguez plays his guitar during a music concert in the penitentiary of Havana

    A Cuban minister who accepts gay marriages and a world known revolution-faithful musician hopeful that traveling permits for Cubans wishing to leave or travel to the island are finally eliminated, seem to be evidence of a new tolerant environment in the continent's longest lasting dictatorship.