Stories for September 2002
PAY a visit to the Falkland Islands and you will invariably be told that Falkland Islanders are a well informed lot when it comes to local knowledge and current affairs.
But can we believe our own publicity?
Penguin News put it to the test this week and asked forty residents, including a few visitors, six questions about the Islands.
The Italian Parliament unanimously approved an all party resolution in support of Argentina promising to promote specific initiatives in the European Union and internationally.
Contrary to what was reported in the Argentine press a few days ago, Lady Thatcher will not be travelling to the Falklands next November when hundreds of British war veterans are expected to visit the Islands.
Argentine is suffering an unprecedented crisis and will end 2002 with a 16% drop in the country's Gross Domestic Product, GDP, according to the IMF report World Economic Prospects released during this year's annual assembly in Washington.
The European Commission will invest 48 million Euros to strengthen Mercosur in the framework of a program targeted to help build the home market, reinvigorate democratic institutions and the participation of the civil society.
The Group of Seven, G7, of industrialized nations said in Washington it was committed to accelerate global economic growth in the coming months, in spite of some lingering risks.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's almost certain next president wrote in a column in an Argentine newspaper that Mercosur will be his administration's foreign policy priority if he's elected next October 6th.
Headlines: Johnston says 'sorry' for Argentina trip blunder / Falklands filming starts Saturday / New face new show / Sorry state of sewage / Sodexho lose value.
Titulares: Johnston se disculpa por la torpeza del viaje a Argentina / Filmación en Falklands comienza el sábado / Cara nueva, programa nuevo / Lamentable estado en
planta de saneamiento / Acciones de Sodexo caen.
The US Federal reserve decided this Tuesday to leave US interest rates unchanged at its lowest level in 41 years, but warned once again that the world's richest economy was at risk of further weakness particularly given heightened political tensions.