Stories for March 2001
Carnival is over and life usually returns to normal in Brazil. Or should do so. But in 2002 Latinamerica's most populous country and the world's ninth economy will be holding general elections, and a successor for President Fernando Cardoso, who is barred from a third mandate, must be found.
Sponsored by the United Nations Development Agency political leaders from Latinamerican countries are meeting in Buenos Aires to discuss the recovery of electorates trust in political parties, democracy transparency and how to improve living conditions of the people
Former President and Army Chief Leopoldo Galtieri may face trial over human rights violations during Argentina's internal Dirty War, according to a British press report.
In this special feature, Mercopress Correspondent Harold Briley, describes his impressions of visiting Machu Picchu and the results of his researches.
Dr. Michael Blanch has just completed the first year of a 3 years contract as Chief Executive with the Falkland Islands Government.
In an exclusive interview for Mercopress he reviewed his first year in office and looked ahead to what he hopes to achieve during the next 2 years.
Conservation of vital fish stocks around South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, whose economy depends on fishing, will benefit from a new British Antarctic Survey (BAS) research station. This scientific expertise will also help to sustain wildlife.
Suspicion has switched from Argentina to Asia as the original source of Britain's foot- and- mouth outbreak, causing wide-scale slaughter of farm animals.
Martin Rappallini, the intrepid pilot who in January became the first Argentine to land an aircraft in Port Stanley since 1982, has been ?grounded' for 4 months on the orders of the Argentine Air Force. 49 year old Rappallini flew his small Piper Aerostar aircraft from the Chilean port of Punta Arenas to the Falklands as he had not received permission from Argentine authorities to fly from Comodoro Rivadavia. He stayed 3 days in the Islands before flying directly back to Comodoro, accompanied by his 2 daughters, 23 year old Maria Eliana and 20 year old Maria Paula.