Stories for April 28th 2003
Close to midnight Sunday the candidate of the ruling Colorado party, Mr. Nicanor Duarte Frutos was declared winner of the Paraguayan presidential election by the Electoral Tribunal with almost 38% of the vote.
Argentina's former president Carlos Menem and governor Nestor Kirchner will be disputing next May 18 the second round of presidential elections, the first time ever the ballotage system is applied in Argentina since established in the 1994 Constitution.
With over 85% of the vote counted Mr. Menem won 24,1% of the vote and Mr. Kirchner 22%, with an unexpected showing of Mr. Ricardo López Murphy 18,5% who came in third..
The Chilean Fifth Army Division seated in Punta Arenas, last week destroyed a batch of 2,680 antipersonnel mines stored in powder magazines and in the coming days expects to complete the elimination of 71,000 of these lethal explosives.
The 1982 South Atlantic War between Argentina and Britain can now be fought all over again ? albeit as a war game called Operation Flashpoint ? Malvinas Campaign - on Internet.
As the famous American emigrant ship Charles Cooper finally falls apart in the Falklands Islands nearly 150 years since she first set sail, the story of this splendid vessel will not be forgotten, thanks to a timely book giving the first comprehensive account of her history ? her construction, travels and ultimate fate. She is now preserved in full splendour in print and in photographs, illustrating her years gracefully sailing the world's oceans and as a decaying but useful hulk in Stanley Harbour.