Stories for April 2003
The recently created United Nations sponsored International Criminal Court, ICC, meeting in New York unanimously elected Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo as its first prosecutor.
The candidate of the ruling Paraguayan party Nicanor Duarte comfortably leads in the opinion polls for the coming presidential election next April 27 and the division among opposition factions is ensuring his victory according to local analysts.
The Falklands former Governor, Donald Lamont, has been appointed Britain's Ambassador to Venezuela. He will take up his new position in July having undertaken 'pre-post training' at the Foreign & Commonwealth office in London. He takes over from Dr. John Hughes who is looking for a new position.
The Venezuelan Government and opposition reached an agreement for the Calling of a revocatory referendum sometime after August 19 when President Hugo Chávez will have completed half of his six year term, announced Mr. Fernando Jaramillo head of the Organization of American States, OAS, delegation that is mediating in the extended civil and political conflict.
Headlines: Booming shrimp sector in Brazil; Poland demands greater quotas; New NZ hoki freezer trawler; Loco fishing ban lifted in May; Brazil targets red crac; Hepatitis outbreak in fishing vessel; Chilean-Peruvian cooperation
Argentine presidential candidate Carlos Menem confirmed this week his wife's pregnancy.
Chinese vessels predating claims Chile; Brazil promotes fresh water fish exports; Australia sinks toothfish pirate boat; EUR 27 million for fishing ports; Galician companies target Morocco; Brazilian Fisheries Department unveiled;
Praise for the Falkland Islands as a place both to live and to work is contained in the latest edition of one of the United Kingdom's biggest selling monthly publications, Saga Magazine distributed to about a million subscribers.
Aerolíneas Argentinas is hopeful it will be able to begin flights to the Falkland Islands in the near future and says negotiations are on-going with the British Civil Aviation Authority and then we will see how we coordinate things, as matters are complicated because we need the intervention of the Foreign Ministry, airline spokesman Julio Scarmella told MercoPress.
Headlines: ?President' Menem to visit?; Charles Cooper gradually disappears; Jail for taxi driver; ?Bully' gets probation; Fake money at MPA; Queen's Parade Monday; Lamont to Venezuela;