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Stories for July 13th 2009

  • Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 02:41 UTC

    Argentina requests Non-Aligned Movement observer status

    The NAM conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, will consider the request

    The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries will consider the admission of Argentina and the World Peace Council (WPC) as observers during the XVth. conference and triennial summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, according to a press release distributed by the summit secretariat Sunday.

  • Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 02:15 UTC

    Speculation about US thumbs down to Insulza’s OAS re-election

    Insulza allegedly has been accused of being too complacent with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

    Chilean media reported this weekend that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has twice stated to Chile’s government that the US will not support the re-election in 2010 of Chile’s José Miguel Insulza to head the Organization of American States (OAS).

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:17 UTC

    Pressure mounting for the ousting of Lula da Silva’s crucial Senate ally

    Dilma Rousseff chances, handpicked by Lula da Silva to succeed him, could be impaired with the downfall of Senator Sarney.

    Fresh reports of alleged fraud and embezzlement by Brazil Senate president Jose Sarney proliferated in Brazil's weekend press fuelling an ongoing Senate ethics scandal plus renewing pressure for Sarney to resign.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:16 UTC

    Argentine farmers and industry accept dialogue, but also want “deep changes”

    Farmers’ leader Buzzi praised the initiative but also warns it was born out of defeat

    Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner’s call to a dialogue with all sectors and “on all issues” received a positive response from farmers and manufactures, but they also requested “deep changes” following the government’s defeat on June 28th mid term election.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:11 UTC

    Chileans take advantage of cruise ship deals

    Next big cruise liner sale scheduled for August 8

    Chilean tourism agencies are now selling cruise-ship packages at heavily discounted prices to combat the drop in sales brought on by the worldwide economic crisis.
    Two weeks ago Corte Ingles Travel held an overnight sale auction on their cruises, attended by more than 200 people.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:03 UTC

    Santiago, Montevideo, among cheapest cities for tourists

    Inflation is threatening the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires, a magnet for tourists.

    Santiago is one of the cheapest cities for foreigners, according to a survey published by finance consultancy Mercer. The Chilean capital is the fourth most economical city in Latinamerica and the 15th cheapest worldwide. The Uruguayan capital Montevideo also figures among the most accessible and liveable cities in the region.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 11:52 UTC

    France best positioned for Brazil’s Air Force 4.5 billion USD contract

    Dassault’s Rafale, the Super Hornet F18 and Sweden’s Grippen are competing to supply Brazil with 120 fighter planes.

    US defence contractor Boeing Co is prepared to have Brazilian companies supply a “big portion” of components for its Super Hornet jetfighter, creating as many as 5.000 local jobs, to sell 36 of the warplanes to Brazil. The pledge comes as Boeing manoeuvres against competitors France’s Dassault Aviation and Sweden’s Saab AB.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 11:50 UTC

    US trade deficit in 2009, 350 billion USD less than in 2008

    In spite of the overall downfall the US trade deficit with China increased 4.4%

    United States saw its deficit narrow to 26 billion US dollars in May, its lowest level in more than nine years, according to figures from the Commerce Department. Imports continued to fall while exports increased, pushing the deficit to its lowest level since November 1999.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 11:46 UTC

    Brazil feed lot industry more cautious about expansion

    In 2008, Brazilian feed lots managed 1.6 million cattle.

    Brazil is planning to increase the number of cattle in feed lots by 4.6% which would be equivalent to a total of 1.673.500 heads, according to Beef Point, a Brazilian portal linked to the meat industry.

  • Monday, July 13th 2009 - 11:36 UTC

    Falklands’ war air battles marks record rating in Argentina

    The film reveals the performance of the Argentine Air Force

    History Channel established a new record audience rating in Argentina with the June release of “1982: Malvinas, the war from the air”, an original production from the channel which chronicles the clash of the Argentine Air Force with the British Task Force sent to recover the Islands.

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