Stories for November 2002
Headlines: Traditional farewell to Governor; Supreme Court - new measures used in rape case; No flight problems?; Fun Day tomorrow.
Brazil's elected president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who will be visiting next week Argentina and Chile to underline his future government commitment to Mercosur still has to announce what is considered the main political issue: who will fill the key posts in the incoming administration.
The Queen has been presented by the South Atlantic Medal Association with a unique Golden Jubilee gift of a pair of specially made gold medallions which accompanied the recent pilgrimage of 200 SAMA veterans to the Falkland Islands.
The United Kingdom Falklands War veterans' association, SAMA 82, has a new chairman ? former Merchant Navy Captain Martin Reed. He was Chief Officer of the liner ss Canberra which played a vital part as a troop and hospital ship in 1982.
A few days before flying to the Falkland Islands as the new Governor, Mr Howard Pearce says he feels it a great privilege. He is returning to an area he knew well during military rule in the 1970s in Argentina, where he was desk officer for Falklands Affairs in the British Embassy in Buenos Aires. That experience gives him better direct insight than possibly any previous Governor into how Argentines think and into their obsession with their claim to the Malvinas.
Headlines: BAS vessels in Montevideo; New British Ambassador in Chile; Richard Gere finally makes it; Record fine for fishing company; Chile picking up; British schools summit; Clipper Adventurer rescued;
Time for a Magallanes airline
Headlines: More cattle than sheep; Rich and famous; Argentina justifies hikes; The end of the Washington Consensus; Five Chilean Congressmen disbarred; Fisheries a major employer in Chile; Spanish fisheries closely tied to Argentina...
Argentine Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna currently in Europe to talk about Argentina's negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, IMF emphatically declared to a French newspaper that we will not assume commitments we can't honor.
Falling of a Horse in the Falkland Islands, by Eddie Colgate, published by George Mann Publications, Easton, Winchester, Hampshire, SO 21 1ES,
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Lucio Gutierrez will be Ecuador's next president as the ongoing vote count indicated that his rival, multimillionaire Alvaro Noboa, will be unable to overcome his wide lead.
With 97.88 percent of the ballots counted, Gutierrez had 54.33 percent of the valid votes to Noboa's 45.67 percent.