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Stories for March 4th 2009

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 23:00 UTC

    Argentine gov. and farmers reach first agreements

    Farmer leader Buzzi: “The conflic is not over yet”

    Argentina's government agreed Tuesday to several demands for dairy, beef and wheat production following a four hours meeting with farm leaders with the unexpected two hours participation of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the discussions.

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:49 UTC

    Brazil, Germany help boost car sales; US continues to plunge

    Car sales in Brazil and Germany soared in February helped by tax breaks and a cash bonus to scrap old vehicles. In Brazil Fiat SpA reported its third straight sales increase in February and in Germany sales rose by 22% compared with the same month last year, reaching their highest level for 10 years.

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:47 UTC

    Brazil’s trade in February leaner but returns to surplus

    Brazil's trade surplus hit 1.7 billion US dollars in February, up from a 518 million dollar deficit in January and an 882 million dollars surplus in February 2008, the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade reported this week.

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:46 UTC

    Fidel says he was consulted about the cabinet reshuffle

    Former Cuban Pte. Fidel Castro

    The former Cuban president Fidel Castro says he was consulted on the sweeping leadership changes undertaken by his brother Raul government and he says two of the ousted officials had been seduced by “the honey of power.”

  • Wednesday, March 4th 2009 - 16:40 UTC

    Argentine government and farmers reach first agreements

    Farmer leader Buzzi: ”The conflict is not over yet”

    Argentina’s government agreed Tuesday to several demands for dairy, beef and wheat production following a four hours meeting with farm leaders with the unexpected two hours participation of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the discussions.