Stories for March 2001
Ambassador Sir Robin Christopher KBE CMG, has been in Argentina for just over three months now. Last Tuesday afternoon he met with Mercopress in the office at the British Embassy in Buenos Aires.
The young and not-so-young world of the Falklands music and dance scene is preparing itself for an historic first ever visit to the Islands by an Argentine music group. And it is the all-female ?THE BELADIES', four lovely Argentine girls who sing only Beatles songs, who are set to musically win the hearts of Islanders.
An Argentine academic has reacted with disappointment, dismay and anger to a Buenos Aires Press report that the Argentine Government has decided to cut off the 300 thousand dollars (200 thousand pounds) a year promised for ten years by the previous Government to support the new Argentine Studies Centre at St Anthony's College, Oxford.
A National Institute of Fisheries Research and Development (INIDEP)from Argentina report just released highlights the key issues of the hake workshop held in Mar del Plata from 13 to 22 February, which was attended by technicians from the institute and foreign advisors, including Doctors Robin Cook, Hans Lassen and Ana Parma.
Foot and mouth Mercosur experts and veterinary services are meeting this week in Paraguay to consider the situation in the area plus special reports from the Andean and Amazon regions.