Stories for October 2002
Four ministers in President Jorge Batlle's Cabinet have resigned to protest his handling of the economy, escalating a crisis in his ruling coalition.
The Foreign Office has been censured by three senior judges for lacking fairness, candour and openness.
A new Foreign Office Minister has been appointed by the Prime Minister, Mr Tony Blair, to take over responsibility for Latin American and Falkland Islands issues.
Brave Falkland Islanders have been re-telling the stories of their resistance to the 1982 Argentine invasion, in the last of a series of programmes called Falkland Families, on BBC Radio Four in the United Kingdom.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's leftist president-elect, is seeking a broad consensus in order to try to deal with problems as big as his sprawling country.
Allegations of promiscuous sex and excessive drinking by servicemen and women in the Falklands Garrison has met with mixed reaction in the United Kingdom with a reminder that whatever happens in off-duty hours, the tri-service force remains at a high state of readiness to deter any military threat, which is its reason for being based there.
Headlines: Praise from Wall Street; Crucial FTAA meeting; US record budget deficit; Poverty grows in Latinamerica
Australia on full war against poaching; Conflicting reports about cod; EU must reconsider sardine protectionism; La Coruña prepares for new market; California bans rich squid fisheries; South Brazil shrimp production doubles?
The remarkable story of how the rare Falkland Islands bird of prey called the striated caracara survives has been told in a BBC wildlife television programme, with superb photography of these birds and other prolific Falklands species.
I expect financial markets to cool down now that we have the election results, was one of the first remarks of Brazil's elected president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.