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Stories for April 2nd 2008

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean salmon industry reacts to NY Times allegations

    The Chilean salmon industry rejected on Tuesday to an article from The New York Times which claims that local farmers use hormones to speed growth and antibiotics to deal with the infectious anemia, ISA, outbreak.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Petrobas begins operations with extra heavy oil

    Petrobras  P-48 FPSO

    Brazil's government managed oil corporation Petrobras announced Tuesday that its first oil rig designed to produce extra heavy petroleum went online on Tuesday. The special rig is located in the Badejo field in the Campos basin, off Rio do Janeiro according to a release from Petrobras.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Sarkozy appeals directly to FARC for release of Betancourt

    President Nicolas Sarkozy

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy has implored Colombia's rebel group FARC to free ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, saying she is in danger of dying. Mr Sarkozy has also announced a French mission to Colombia to try to get access to the hostage.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Fears of inflation as Brazil's industrial output climb 9.7%

    Brazil's industrial output climbed 9.7% in February, the highest in the last four months and the 20th straight gain in year-on year industrial production according to the latest release from the government.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Latam air accident rate double world average claims IATA

    IATA Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Monday for the Latin American aviation industry to redouble its efforts to drive down the accident rate in the region and better coordinate safety regulations.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    After muscle display, Kirchners and farmers seem ready to talk

    President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner during her speech

    A huge political rally set up by the Argentine government with the support of friendly organizations in the heart of Buenos Aires was the Tuesday stage for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to accuse striking farmers of cutting food supplies to cities and rekindling ghosts of the recent past.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Malvinas Veterans' Day commemoration moved to Air base

    On duty next to the Malvinas war Memorial in Bs. Aires

    On the 26th anniversary of the beginning of the Falkland Islands conflict, (April 2, 1982), Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head the main commemoration which is remembered as the Day of the Malvinas veteran and the fallen in the Islands war.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile receives less than 30% of S America cruises

    Chile must take action in order to attract more cruises to the country.

    Chile receives 2% of the world's cruise tourists, according to a report port experts presented this week to Chile's System of Public Companies (SEP). The researchers recommended Chile take action in order to attract more cruisers to the country's shores.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Visiting European MPs upbeat over talks with Mercosur

    A delegation of European Union Members of Parliament met Wednesday in Buenos Aires with the Mercosur Commission of Permanent Representatives in anticipation of the EU/Latinamerica and Caribbean leaders' summit scheduled for next month in Lima, Peru.

  • Wednesday, April 2nd 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine farmers agree on a 30 day truce and dialogue

    Farmers meeting decided to stop their strike for 30 days

    Argentine farmers on Wednesday decided to suspend three-weeks of strikes and road blocks aimed at reducing additional export tariffs on oil seeds and grains, calling for a 30-day truce and talks with the government.

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