Stories for March 2002

Saturday, March 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Events of April 2 as seen by an islander remembered in Argentine magazine.

In its latest issue La Primera weekly magazine carries a five page article headlined “The Argentine Invasion” in which the events of 2 April 1982 are recalled using a text and photographs from islander author and photographer Tony Chater's book “The Falkland Islands”.

Saturday, March 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine government to mark April 2 with a moderate Malvinas policy.

President Eduardo Duhalde will tell thousands of South Atlantic War veterans gathering in the southern city of Ushuaia on April 2 that Argentina is eternally grateful to them for the sacrifices they made for their country twenty years ago and emphasise that it is a time for commemoration and reconciliation.

Friday, March 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Next-of-Kin launch fund raising campaign for Darwin Monument.

The Families' Commission which groups the next-of-kin of Argentine servicemen killed during the 1982 South Atlantic War announced that they would be holding a Mass at the Buenos Aires Cathedral and a gala concert at the Colon Theatre as part of a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1982 conflict.

Friday, March 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Hundreds of former Malvinas servicemen arrive in Ushuaia for 2 April Commemorations.

Hundreds of former Argentine servicemen who took part in the 1982 South Atlantic War have started arriving in the southernmost city of the world, Ushuaia, for the main ceremony to mark the twentieth anniversary of the outbreak of conflict.

Thursday, March 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

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Thursday, March 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Twenty years on Galtieri keeps a dignified silence.

Two decades after the Falklands War the swaggering general who headed Argentina's military junta at the time lives a secluded life in a middle class Buenos Aires suburb courteously declining to speak to the press who track him down with the hope of getting an interview.

Wednesday, March 27th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Chile admits supporting Britain.

Former Chilean Air Force Commander Brigadier General Fernando Matthei confirmed Chile openly supported Britain during the Falklands conflict exchanging crucial intelligence information for weapons and equipment.

Wednesday, March 27th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries most dynamic in Chile.

Fisheries was the most dynamic sector of the Chilean economy in 2001, which overall grew 2,8% according to the latest figures released by the Chilean Central Bank.

Monday, March 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

IMF in April.Hyperinflation warning.

An International Monetary Fund delegation will be arriving early April in Buenos Aires to continue working in a program to specifically boost exports and provide funds for social aid, according to Argentina officials, following a meeting of President Eduardo Duhalde with IMF Managing Director, Horst Koehler in Monterrey, Mexico.

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