Stories for January 2003

Friday, January 31st 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Penguin News Update

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.

Friday, January 31st 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Actualización Penguin News

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.

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

British Ambassador's visit to the Falklands not “secret”.

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

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

IMF full marks for Lula

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.

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

“Sleeping giant” criticises American protectionism

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.

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Mercosur summit next June

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.

Wednesday, January 29th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Regional News from Pta. Arenas.

Headlines: Chilean Navy rescues British pilots; Papal cross reaches South Pole; Magallanes: “High income” tourism; Marine park in Carlos III Island.

Tuesday, January 28th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Fed expected to leave rates unchanged

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.

Tuesday, January 28th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Chilean Fishing industry cautious

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.

Monday, January 27th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Successful Halibut experiment

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.

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