Stories for June 2002
The World Bank is concerned about diminishing direct investments in Latinamerica that could have a negative impact in a continent already suffering from financial and political difficulties, according to the organization's head economist for the area, Guillermo Perry.
The IMF mission currently in Buenos Aires discussing the resumption of credit to Argentina increased demands regarding financial and banking reforms, while the Duhalde administration, limited in its political support, must also address growing differences between the Economy Ministry and the Central Bank.
Headlines: How did the 14th June in Stanley go?; In the United Kingdom; Arbroath;Order of British Empire
A service to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Falklands war was held at Falklands Gardens, Gosport, looking out onto Portsmouth Harbour where so many ships sailed in 1982 to liberate the Falklands.
Markets reacted positively to the measures announced on Thursday by the Brazilian government to help restore confidence among investors, although doubts about the long term capacity of the country to repay its foreign debt remain.
British as long as Islander wish said The British Minister for the Armed Forces, the Right Honourable Adam Ingram M.P.
I welcome this opportunity to speak to the people of the Falkland Islands on the 20th anniversary of the end of the Falklands conflict.
The British Prime Minister Tony Blair has joined the Falkland Islands population; ?in paying tribute to the courage of the British Forces' which liberated the Islands from Argentine occupation, 20 years ago. He said that, ?Twenty years on they are showing similar courage around the world ? in Afghanistan, in Sierra Leone, in the Balkans. As we remember the heroism of twenty years ago and of today, our thoughts must not be only with the servicemen and women directly involved, but also with their families'.
The British Minister for the Armed Forces, the Right Honourable Adam Ingram M.P. will, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War, lay a wreath, 'on behalf of the British Government', at the Argentine War Cemetery at Darwin. He will also lay a wreath at the Liberation Memorial in Stanley, in memory of Britons who died in the War. The Minister made the announcement during a press conference at Government House in Stanley.
Headlines: Chile moves ahead; ICU for the agonizing patient; Tough negotiation ahead; G7 to press Argentina and the IMF.