Stories for April 2003

Thursday, April 17th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Poll foresees virtual tie in Argentine presidential ballot.

Though former President Carlos Menem topped its latest survey, a leading polling firm forecasts a virtual tie among the top five hopefuls in Argentina's April 27 presidential election, which will necessarily be followed by a run-off.

Thursday, April 17th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News.

Headlines:
Award for Lan Chile; A Socialist lady for Magallanes; Massive influenza vaccination.

Wednesday, April 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Falklands Governor voices concern over Aerolineas airlink proposal.

The Falklands Governor Howard Pearce has publicly spoken out with respect to the recently announced proposal by Aerolineas Argentinas to seek approval for two weekly flights to the Falklands from Buenos Aires.

Wednesday, April 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Carlos Menem hopes to visit the Islands soon.

Presidential candidate Carlos Menem today said he hopes to be visiting the Falkland Islands as early June, when, if elected in the forthcoming presidential elections, he will be president for the third time and by when he hopes Aerolineas Argentinas will be flying to the Islands.

Wednesday, April 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“No openly populist tone”

The head of the IMF' Western Hemisphere Department said he didn't perceive in his conversations with Argentine presidential candidates “an openly populist tone” and added he was willing to continue working with what ever government is elected next April 27.

Wednesday, April 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

EU now has 25 member states.

Ten countries, eight of them former Soviet republics, this Wednesday joined the European Union after signing an enlargement treaty in the Acropolis of Athens, symbol of democracy, taking the number of EU states to 25, the most ambitious incorporation in the last fifty years.

Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

IMF-WB appeal to rich countries

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, and the World Bank, WB, underscored to the international community the urgency of reaching an agreement in those areas currently been discussed in the framework of the World Trade Organization, WTO, but which remain considerably delayed.

Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Successful tourism season for the Falklands.

?We had as many cruise ships visiting the Islands this season as Montevideo experienced', enthused John Fowler, Manager of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board.

Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News.

Headlines:
Successful season for “Mare Australis”; Lawsuits against Torres del Paine operator; Swedish training vessel visits Punta Arenas; Earthquake and tsunamis area; Icebreaker Irizar returns to Antarctica; Dengue scare in north Chile;

Tuesday, April 15th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

US “deception” with Chile

Democrat Congress members have requested President George Bush a quick timetable for the signing of the free trade agreement with Chile, in spite of the South American country's opposition to the war in Iraq.

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