Stories for July 2002
The Brazilian electoral scene changed dramatically Friday as a latecomer to the presidential race knocked leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva out of first place in the most recent poll.
Ecuador's president opened the second regional summit of South American leaders Friday, blasting the United States and other industrial nations for preaching free trade while practicing protectionism.
Preparing for disaster; Gibraltar calls
Referendum; Stock market slump: little effect on Islands;
Argentine navy to buy Task Force's Fearless?; Public meeting; Lan Chile
An Argentine judge has subpoenaed former President Fernando de la Rua for questioning about his responsibility in the killing of five people during violent protests that produced his resignation late last year.
By calling a referendum on the fate of the peninsula, Gibraltar Chief Minister Peter Caruana has again complicated matters for Britain and Spain, which appear eager to come to terms on the future of the disputed colony.
The Photographic Exhibition is an annual event, intended to be a quality photographic exhibition with high standards of work and presentation. This year there will be two elements to the show, to be held at the Jetty Visitors' Centre in Stanley during summer 2002/03 ? the now traditional exhibition and also a competition section sponsored by the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.
Press speculation that Brazil has shown interest in buying the ageing Royal Navy assault ship, HMS Fearless, has caused surprise.
Menem counter attacks; Ciro Gomes keeps growing; Ten million jobs; European ban for Chilean poultry
With ample political support from the ruling coalition and even recognition from legislative opposition, Uruguay named this week a new Economy Minister, Senator Alejandro Atchugarry.
Brazilian oil company Petrobras announced this week an agreement to purchase a majority control of the Argentine energy consortium Pérez Companc. The operation involves 1,125 billion US dollars.