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Stories for April 2nd 2009

  • Friday, April 3rd 2009 - 05:15 UTC

    G-20 agrees on 1.1 trillion USD and tougher rules to tackle global crisis

    The family picture of the world's 85% GDP

    Leaders of the world's largest economies have reached an agreement to tackle the global financial crisis with measures worth 1.1 trillion US dollars.

  • Friday, April 3rd 2009 - 05:10 UTC

    Euro zone rate lowered to 1.25% and possibly to 1% in May

    The European Central Bank said Thursday it would lower its key lending rate a quarter of a percentage point to 1.25%, effective April 8. It is the sixth time the ECB has lowered its key rate since October 2008, when it stood at 4.25%, as it tries to boost economic activity.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 13:47 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner approach to Malvinas issue infuriates Jewish community

    President Cristina Fernandez: “Mixing apples and pears in Doha”

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner strong lobbying for support from the Arab League in its dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands is proving to be a short lived pyrrhic victory since she involved Argentina in the Palestine question and infuriated the Jewish community.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 13:26 UTC

    Argentina mourns Alfonsin more revered in death than in life

    Last official appearance of the former  President Alfonsin

    Thousands of Argentines have marched and thousands more were queuing Wednesday night to render their respects to former Argentine president Raul Alfonsin, who died on Tuesday evening and has been enshrined as the man who following the defeat of the Argentine dictatorship in the Falkland Islands conflict, helped start in 1983 the longest period of electoral democracy in this politically turbulent country.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 13:23 UTC

    Huge population of rare dolphins discovered in South Asia

    The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has announced the discovery of a huge population of rare dolphins in South Asia—but warns that the population is threatened by climate change and fishing nets.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 10:58 UTC

    Brazilian inmates use pigeons to smuggle cell phones

    Brazilian police have discovered inmates using carrier pigeons to smuggle cell phones onto a prison farm in the south eastern state of Sao Paulo.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 10:50 UTC

    Tepid isolated signs of recovery from Brazil

    Brazil’s latest statistics revealed some encouraging numbers. The foreign trade surplus in March was 1.77 billion US dollars, the same as the February surplus and slightly higher than forecasted. Although expected, industrial production rose 1.8% in February over January boosted by a slight recovery in credit availability and the automotive sector.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 10:27 UTC

    Mrs. Kirchner’s Malvinas Veteran Day message from London

    President Cristina Fernadez de Kirchner

    On the 27th anniversary of the Argentine landing in Falklands/Malvinas, which triggered the South Atlantic conflict in 1982, the Argentine government will commemorate Thursday April 2 the Day of the Veteran and the Fallen in the Malvinas War.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 09:03 UTC

    Misleading opinion polls confuse Uruguayan primary election

    Two public opinion polls released this week ahead of Uruguay’s June’s primary election when political parties must choose their presidential candidates virtually coincide in the standing of the different hopefuls. However they differ dramatically regarding the overall vote: ruling coalition versus the opposition.

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2009 - 09:02 UTC

    FAO report says over-fishing putting sea cucumbers at risk

    Sea cucumber stocks are under intense fishing pressure throughout the world according to a new FAO report. Most high value commercial species have been depleted in the African and Indian ocean regions.

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