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Stories for 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.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Successful trial in Antarctica of super pressure balloon

    NASA and the National Science Foundation have successfully launched and demonstrated over Antarctica a newly designed super pressure balloon prototype that may enable a new era of high-altitude scientific research. The super-pressure balloon ultimately will carry large scientific experiments to the brink of space for 100 days or more.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Mini-sub seeks clues to sea levels below Antarctic ice shelves

    An autonomous British yellow robot submarine has just set out on a mission which will see it plunge deep beneath Antarctic ice shelves to seek clues to world ocean level rises. The seven meter yellow sub will probe the underside of ice at the end of the Pine Island glacier, which is moving faster than any other in Antarctica.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazil's capital readies for the fiftieth anniversary in 2010

    Brazil's greatest living architect Oscar Niemeyer has presented the blueprint for a new project, “The Sovereignty Plaza” to be built next to the Ministries esplanade in Brasilia. The official opening is scheduled for April 21st, 2010 when the capital city he designed will be celebrating half a century.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Ecuador quietly downplays financial dispute with Brazil

    Ecuador quietly made overdue payments to Brazil on a loan for the construction of a controversial hydroelectric project, helping to end a months-long diplomatic dispute, revealed Brazil's Foreign Affairs ministry.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay government admits “serious drought” condition

    Following weeks of farmers' demands for emergency support, Uruguay's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries finally admitted the seriousness of the drought for the farming industry and the country's main source of exports.

  • Sunday, January 11th 2009 - 20:00 UTC

    Lloyds TSB pays 350 million USD for violating US sanctions

    Britain's Lloyds TSB bank has agreed to pay a 350 million US dollars penalty to US authorities over financial transfers that violated US sanctions. The US Justice Department said Lloyds TSB had acknowledged “criminal conduct” and agreed to forfeit the funds in return for an end to its investigation.