Stories for March 2001
Following their very successful debut in Port Stanley Town Hall last Saturday the Argentine all-female Beatles impersonators, ?THE BELADIES' paid their respects today to Argentine soldiers who were killed in the 1982 Falklands War.
Latinamerica's international financial markets vulnerability can be corrected by strengthening integration efforts, indicated Enrique Iglesias, president of the Interamerican Development Bank, IDB.
Felix Artuso, the only Argentine soldier killed during the battle for South Georgia in the 1982 Conflict, was remembered when an official delegation visited the Island, 800 miles south east of the Falklands, on the occasion of the ?civilianization' of the British territory.
In spite of ample public opinion support, (over 50%), Chilean president Ricardo Lagos who this week completed one year in office, is still far from solving two of the countries most pressing problems, unemployment and human rights.
The British Foreign office Minister who took over responsibility for the Falkland Islands at the height of the 1982 Argentine invasion crisis and for re-development in its aftermath, Lord Onslow of Woking, has died in Britain (on March 13th), at the age of 74.
A 41 billion US dollars international stand by support, a new orthodox Economy Minister respected by all parties as a brilliant professional and a clear determination to put the house in order by targeting a balanced budget, seems the right combination to get a country back on its feet and to begin to recover from a thirty months recession.
The very delicate financial situation facing Argentina is straining the political system which could lead to a similar US Congress situation with a convergence of two main blocks, Conservatives and Liberals, in spite of party lines.