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Stories for January 12th 2009

  • Monday, January 12th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Record Latam inflation in Venezuela last year: 30.9%

    The inflation rate reached 30.9% in 2008, an 11-year high, according to the latest release from the Venezuelan Central bank. The bank also said prices rose 31.9% in the capital, Caracas, the highest level since 1997, outstripping the 2007 figure, 22.5%.

  • Monday, January 12th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Another Kirchner official calls for end to Botnia pickets

    Another strong voice joined the choir of Argentine officials calling for a “responsible attitude” to guarantee free circulation along the three international bridges linking Argentina with Uruguay, which for over two years have been under control of pickets protesting the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side.

  • Monday, January 12th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands conflict trophy up for auction in Oxford

    A battle trophy taken from a patrol boat after the Argentine surrender of the Falkland Islands conflict in 1982 is expected to reach hundreds of pounds at auction, reports The News from Portsmouth.

  • Monday, January 12th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Rio Tinto freezes Corumba iron ore development in Brazil

    In response to the collapse of commodity prices and demand giant Australian-UK minerals corporation Rio Tinto announced the postponement of one of its key iron ore expansion projects, the 2.15 billion US dollars Corumba mine in the heartland of Brazil.