Stories for March 2002
The Royal Navy surgeon who saved both British and Argentine lives in the Falklands Conflict, Dr Rick Jolly, has told a High Court action brought by veterans in London that many of the 29,000 soldiers, sailors and airmen in the British Task Force were not mentally prepared for battle.
Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso accused the International Monetary Fund of using questionable methods for accounting countries debts and made an appeal to strengthen regional economies, particularly the Mercosur block.
In a concise but significant editorial piece in this Monday's edition, Argentine daily Clarín stresses the importance of the recent visit to Falklands, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires of British Secretary of Defence, Geoffrey Hoon, particularly just a few weeks away from the twentieth anniversary of the South Atlantic conflict and ten years after the beginning of the British-Argentine normalization process.
The Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne in Berkshire, which is holding its 20th anniversary remembrance service on Sunday, 16th June, Falklands Memorial Day, says it hopes a member of the Royal family will attend.
The world wide web has been recruited as a new weapon to promote and preserve the unique characteristics of the South Atlantic island of South Georgia.
Brazil's ruling coalition seems to be back in rail after a dispute over candidates for the coming October presidential election threatened government unity and had the left wing opposition hopeful comfortably leading the polls.
In spite of official optimism and an encouraging release from the IMF mission that left Argentina after scrutinizing the country's economic policies, budget and accounts, aid from the multilateral organization still seems distant, maybe too distant a countdown for the Duhalde administration.
The warship HMS Newcastle sets sail for a five-month deployment combining security patrols and humanitarian missions.
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