View Full Version : Trouble in Latin America

11-11-2007, 05:30 AM
Earlier, a row between neighbours Argentina and Uruguay threatened to overshadow the summit.
The long-running dispute erupted anew after Uruguay gave an operating permit to a paper mill despite unresolved environmental objections by Argentina.
On Saturday, scores of Argentine protesters staged a peaceful protest against the setting up of the plant, which they fear could contaminate their crops.
Some of the marchers carried banners reading "No to the paper plant!". Police stopped them from marching across a bridge into Uruguay.
'Stabbed in the back'
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez granted a long-awaited start-up permit to the mill on Thursday - hours after giving a conciliatory speech at the summit, which he ended by hugging outgoing Argentine President Nestor Kirchner.
On Friday, Uruguay announced it had closed its border crossing with Argentina closest to the mill in Fray Bentos.
The moves led to protests from the Argentine delegation in the Chilean capital, with Mr Kirchner blaming Mr Vazquez for putting an end to efforts by King Juan Carlos to mediate a resolution to the dispute.
"You have stabbed the Argentine people in the back," Mr Kirchner told his counterpart according to the official Argentine news agency Telam.
This is the latest instalment of a two-year row. The Finnish owners of the pulp mill - the biggest foreign investment in Uruguay - insist it employs the latest technology and will not pollute. But Argentina disagrees and has taken the case to the International Court in The Hague, whose ruling is pending.

I hope this wont affect the pie trade....

Rising Sun*
11-11-2007, 05:45 AM
I hope this wont affect the pie trade....

Mate, I haven't had one of those blue tinned wonders for years, but if you cooked them right they were a decent feed. Even better than some fresh ones, which beats me how they did it. Also bottom crust absorbed the gravy better than fresh ones. A cup of hot peas on the side and some tomato sauce and you're away.

If I had one now, I'd have heartburn till Christmas. Possibly New Year. 2009.

Rising Sun*
11-11-2007, 06:00 AM
I suppose I should record that it surprises me that the pies are popular in the Pampas.

Perhaps not.

After all, Pampas is pastry. http://www.gffoodservice.com.au/Content.aspx?ContentID=172

Rising Sun*
11-11-2007, 06:11 AM
If there is a prize for such things, I would just like it noted that each post has been on the quarter hour.

Edit: Bugger! And this one wasn't.