Stories for August 2002
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos has announced that he would not travel to Bolivia to attend presidential inauguration ceremonies because of a simmering internal conflict there over the Bolivian government's tentative plans to export natural gas to North America via Chile
Perhaps because of its size, tiny Uruguay spends an awful lot of its time being compared with other countries.
For its solid financial system and uneventful political scene Uruguay was long referred to as the Switzerland of South America. Equally hopeful, its finest beach resort, Punta del Este, has been described as the continent's own Saint-Tropez.
A final score of 390 in the Open Full Bore Rifle Individual event, saw 22 year old Falklands shooter Gareth Goodwin finish in 24th position, 14 points behind the gold medallist, David Calvert of N. Ireland. Gareth's score broke the previous Falklands record, set by Ken Aldridge in Victoria 8 years ago, by a massive 16 points. His 24th position placing was also the highest ever for a Falklands competitor in this competition.
Gareth is top Islands shot; Lan Chile Airbus service for Falklands; Car accident near
North Arm; Para patrols near Stanley; Not guilty verdict in
In the eve of his tour of Mercosur member countries, US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill personally apologized to Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay in three separate statements, following last week's remarks when he said that foreign aid to these countries ended in secret Swiss accounts.
Gareth, el mejor tirador de las Islas / Exoneran
al acusado en Juicio de inmigración / Auto accidentado
en North Arm / Paracaidistas de patrulla cerca de Stanley
Fisheries Show in Uruguay; Whales are back;
Chile, Fuel prices hike; Bullish unemployment;Latinamerica: