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Stories for March 19th 2008

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil considering higher taxes for new oil explorations

    Petrobras CEO, Jose Sergio Gabrielli

    Brazil is considering raising taxes paid by companies to explore for new oil and gas fields in the country to take into account recent big finds in the sub-salt cluster, Brazilian energy Minister Edison Lobao said on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Gurkhas hand back medals in protest and justice

    Thousands of retired Gurkha soldiers are to gather outside Parliament to campaign for justice and fair treatment.

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Dengue panic in Brazil: 19.169 cases and 30 deaths in 2008

    Six children have died of the mosquito transmitted disease in the last 24 hours reported Brazilian health authorities from Rio do Janeiro, totaling 30 fatal cases so far this year which is almost the 31registered in the twelve months of 2007.

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil resumes construction of nuclear power plant

    Nuclear Plant in Angra dos Reis

    Following on Brazil's National Energy Policy Council recommendations the President Lula da Silva administration has given the green light for the resumption of construction of the third reactor at the Angra nuclear power plant, reports Sao Paulo's Gazeta Mercantil.

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Horsemeat: Argentina main exporter of promising market

    Horse meat is big in Russia, Holland and France

    Argentina became in 2007 the world's leading exporter of horse meta, totaling 35.755 tons equivalent to 87.5 million US dollars, according to the latest report from the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretary.

  • Wednesday, March 19th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile soccer friendly gesture towards Bolivia

    Pte. Morales playing soccer on the mountains

    Though often at serious political odds, Chile and Bolivia appear to see eye-to-eye on at least one thing – football. In a move that surely put a smile on the face of football-mad Bolivian President Evo Morales, the Chilean Football Federation (ANFP) agreed this week to play its upcoming June 14 World Cup qualifier match against Bolivia in La Paz.