Stories for May 2001
Two Argentine architects who are currently visiting the Falkland Islands with new plans for a permanent Memorial for Argentines killed in the 1982 War, are hopeful that the structure will be in place ?well within the next year and earlier if possible'.
Aerolíneas Argentinas, the Argentine air flag carrier for decades that was purchased ten years ago by Iberia seems inches away from its final closure.
Although the Argentine economy has began to show some tepid signals of recovery, it's still too early to consider it a consolidated tendency, according to local analysts. However analysts underline that the restructuring of 15 billion US dollars of foreign debt maturing in the next twelve months, has had a strong impact in consumer and local investment attitudes.
Former president Alan García is running just a couple of points behind Alejandro Toledo in the final round this Sunday to elect Perú's next president. Latest polls indicate Mr. Toledo remains flat in 41%, while Mr. García has steadily and unexpectedly grown from 27% to 38% in the last three weeks.
The former Falklands Government senior veterinary surgeon, Andrew Coe, has been awarded a United Kingdom writing prize for his book entitled Falkland Adventure.
Plans to erect a permanent Memorial in the Falkland Islands to Argentines who died in the 1982 War has taken another step forward with the arrival in the Islands of two Argentine architects and their ?minder' from Buenos Aires. However Falklands Councillors have warned the Argentines that there will be no ?short-cut' to obtaining approval for the Memorial at Darwin, some 60 miles from the capital Port Stanley, where 244 Argentines, victims of the 10 weeks War, are buried.