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Stories for March 29th 2009

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 17:27 UTC

    60 Earth Hour: Thanks for the switch off!

    WWF International Director General James Leape

    On behalf of everyone at WWF, we'd like to say a big, big THANK YOU to all who took part in Earth Hour 2009. Because of you it was the biggest Earth Hour ever. You were joined by millions of others in almost 4000 towns and cities across 88 countries. People who switched off their lights and demonstrated their concern at how our climate is changing. It was an amazing night. We couldn't have done it without you

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 16:56 UTC

    Brown/ Cristina agree they have differences of opinion on Falklands/Malvinas

    Pte. Cristina Fernandez and PM Gordon Brown during the meeting

    With a strong sense of dejà-vu ended the open agenda meeting Saturday morning between Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, which among other issues addressed the Argentine sovereignty claim over the Falklands/Malvinas.

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 16:50 UTC

    Ushuaia expects 60 to 80 less cruise calls next season

    Ushuaia in the extreme south of Argentina, a cruise hub and gateway for trips to Antarctica estimates 60 to 80 less cruise vessel calls next season according to private tourism agents.

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 16:32 UTC

    First time Chilean pavilion at the Miami Sea Trade Cruise convention

    Chile participated this year in the last edition of the annual Miami Sea Trade Cruise Shipping convention for the first time with a full stand shared by government, municipal and private interests.

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 16:16 UTC

    Lula da Silva blames US, UK and Spain for current crisis

    Viña del Mar's leaders  picture

    Brazilian President Lula da Silva on Saturday at the Progressive Governance summit in Chile told representatives of the United States, Britain and Spain they had a major responsibility for causing the global economic crisis.

  • Sunday, March 29th 2009 - 16:05 UTC

    Brazilian minister fails geography test and is sacked

    Ms Maria Helena Guimaraes

    The governor of Brazil’s richest state Sao Paulo sacked the Secretary of Education following the printing of thousands of school books with maps of South America which ignored the existence of Ecuador, inverted geographically Uruguay and Paraguay and showed Bolivia sharing territory with Paraguay.