Stories for October 2002

Thursday, October 31st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Four Uruguay Cabinet Members Quit

Four ministers in President Jorge Batlle's Cabinet have resigned to protest his handling of the economy, escalating a crisis in his ruling coalition.

Thursday, October 31st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Government punished for favouring foreign fishing boats

The Foreign Office has been censured by three senior judges for lacking “fairness, candour and openness”.

Wednesday, October 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

New Minister for Latin America and Falkland Islands

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.

Wednesday, October 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falkland Islanders recall invasion trauma

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.

Wednesday, October 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Lula begins long, hard road to reforming Brazilian society

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.

Wednesday, October 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Sex, Drink, Scandal ? and Duty

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.

Tuesday, October 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines: Praise from Wall Street; Crucial FTAA meeting; US record budget deficit; Poverty grows in Latinamerica

Tuesday, October 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Fisheries News

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?

Tuesday, October 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands “Flying Devils”

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.

Monday, October 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Lula's ambitious program for the needy

“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.

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