Stories for November 2000
Argentina is planning a greater thrust in its relations with Great Britain, particularly regarding the Falkland Islands and with this purpose has added another responsibility to Ambassador Susana Ruiz Ceruti, currently head of South Atlantic Affairs.
As of last week the lady also holds the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs, a post usually held by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Swazie Turner has just returned from an epic adventure in the Falkland Islands having pushed himself in his wheelchair 72 miles from Port San Carlos to Stanley, the capital of the Islands, to raise money for charity.
Ron Swazie Turner, a former policeman and fireman, who earlier this year completed the John O'Groats to Lands End journey in a record-breaking 45 days, hopes to raise £10,000 for charity.
The tenth edition of the Ibero-american summit held last week in Panama requested Great Britain to resume as soon as possible, the dialogue with Argentina concerning the disputed Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty.
A diplomat well-known to Falkland Islanders as former Head of the South Atlantic and Antarctic Department, Tony Longrigg, has been appointed Governor of Montseratt, the Caribbean Island whose inhabitants are still suffering from the effects of volcanic eruptions in recent years.
A two-hour television document re-enacting Sir Ernest Shackleton's epic 1914-1916 trans-Antarctic expedition has won rave reviews in the United Kingdom.