Stories for January 2003
Headlines: Air Luxor to replace Tristar; Stricken explorers
arrive in Stanley; GCSE results 'very promising'; Anonymity question; Four vessels to Stanley; Rescheduled race meeting pulls in the punters.
Titulares: Air Luxor reemplazará al Tristar; Exploradores rescatados llegan hoy a Stanley; Resultados de GCSE muy prometedores; Un tema de anonimato; Cuatro cruceros
en Stanley; Carreras reprogramadas reúnen a favoritos.
A British Foreign Office official in Port Stanley has denied that the British Ambassador to Argentina, Sir Robin Christopher, recently made a 'secret' visit to the Falkland Islands
The International Monetary Fund confirmed that the current IMF supported program for Brazil is on track and reiterated its optimism regarding the current administration's commitment to strong macroeconomic fundamentals and improving social equality. The official release reads as follows.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his French counterpart Jacques Chirac criticised American protectionism that according to the Brazilian leader impedes developing countries to grow.
Mercosur's Common Market Group, GMC, currently convened in Asunción, the capital of Paraguay, confirmed that the block's presidential summit would be held next June in this city.
Headlines: Chilean Navy rescues British pilots; Papal cross reaches South Pole; Magallanes: High income tourism; Marine park in Carlos III Island.
The United States Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged when its Monetary Committee convenes this week. The threat of war and the slowing of the US economy will be the prevailing facts behind the decision according to Wall Street analysts.
The Chilean Senate's approval of the Free Trade and Political Association Agreement (FTA) with the European Union has increased concerns in the fishing industry that the fisheries chapter may compromise the country's maritime sovereignty, despite Presidential assurances on the contrary.
The Fisheries Department of Magallanes University has successfully farmed Canadian Halibut specimens in a pilot project in Bahía Laredo, a few miles away from Punta Arenas.