Stories for 2000
There are good possibilities to strengthen trade and tourist relations between Magallanes Region and the Falklands, and transport should be increased further, said British Ambassador in Chile Gregory Faulkner during an official visit to Punta Arenas where he was also present to welcome the HMS Dumbarton Castle.
Javier Solana, the European Union Foreign Affairs and Common Security Representative, specially invited to the Buenos Aires summit, addressed Mercosur presidents pledging that changes in Europe will not mean a loss of interest in the region.
Brazil will be chairing Mercosur during the second semester of the year following the presidential summit held in Buenos Aires July 1st. , when Argentina officially ended its tenure, six months that were dedicated to eliminate scepticism and rebuild trust among the members of the world's third most important trade block.
With these simple words Chilean president Ricardo Lagos described his country's tempo for becoming a full member of Mercosur.
A newspaper report that the Falkland Islands were to be discussed in top level talks during a mystery mission to several Latin American countries by British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Special envoy, Lord Levy, has been categorically denied by British Government Officials, who ridiculed the report. Mercopress was told : The story is wrong, false, made-up, and any other such adjective you care to use.
David Trezeguet a 22 year old Frenchman who grew up in Argentina and who speaks fluent Spanish, sealed victory for France in the Euro 2000 soccer championship final in Rotterdam. Trezeguet who came on as a 2nd half substitute, with France the World Champions losing 1-0 against Italy, played a significant part in the dramatic French win. First of all the AS Monaco player headed on the ball to another substitute Sylvain Wiltord who equalised with just seconds remaining in the game.
An Argentine application to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg to investigate the sinking of the cruiser General Belgrano in the 1982 Falklands Conflict with the loss of more than 320 crew has been met by surprise and rejection in the United Kingdom.