Argentine President Cristina Fernandez proposed Tuesday a government takeover of nearly 30 billion US dollars in private pension funds, saying pensioners must be protected from the global financial crisis.
Unites States President Bush invited leaders of the Group of 20 participants to a summit in Washington on November 15 on the global economic crisis announced the White House on Wednesday.
Brazil was forced to appeal to 22.9 billion US dollars in the past month, including sales of foreign reserves, derivatives and loans to prop the weakened Real punished by investors fleeing from emerging markets to more secure assets.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO will publish the first-ever world map of underground aquifers, which account for some 96 per cent of global freshwater resources, the agency announced in a press release today.
Squid catches of jiggers and trawlers operating next to the Argentine Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) limit totalled some 253,000 tonnes of squid (Illex argentinus) between February and June, according to the latest estimate released by the National Institute for Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP).