Stories for February 2002
The Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan said that there are signs of recovery in the United States economy but warned that it would be a moderate come back, at least at the beginning.
BBC Calling the Falklands producer Dee Palmer, will be visiting the Islands for a week in March, collecting material for an Omnibus program to be broadcasted during the first week of April in coincidence with the twentieth anniversary
Falklands war veterans have expressed disappointment with what they call Government ministers' neglect of the 20th anniversary while praising the Falklands Government for their unstinting support and the Islanders' for their hospitality and welcoming attitude.
In more revelations in the British press about the former Falklands Governor, 55-year-old Richard Ralph, now Ambassador to Romania, he is alleged to have had an affair in a previous post as Ambassador to Latvia as well as in the Falkland Islands.
A vital court case in which Falklands and other war veterans are suing the British Government over battle stress begins in the High Court in London on Monday (March 4th) and is expected to last about six months. It will have far-reaching consequences whichever side wins.
The consideration of the Argentine budget in Congress, a vital piece of legislation that should help open the way for overseas financial support to a bankrupt Argentina, is stalled after provincial Governors rejected the Duhalde administration proposals.
Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso, in a conference this week in Sweden warned European leaders and businessmen that the Argentine democratic system is in peril, unless financial aid is committed.
European and Mercosur companies will hold next April a mega business round in Rio do Janeiro to promote trade and investments between both blocks.