Stories for May 2003
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will ask the leaders of the world's richest nations to fund social programs in developing countries, government officials reported last night Friday 30th.
GSLP/Libs has condemned any attempt to discuss the sovereignty of Gibraltar between London and Madrid. This follows the news that Spanish President Jose Maria Aznar had written to British Prime Minister Tony Blair asking for a resumption of the negotiations.
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Argentina's new president Nestor Kirchner who shocked the Armed Forces by a drastic overhaul of the high command warned the military on Thursday to steer clear of politics. Speaking at an event to mark the 193rd anniversary of the creation of the country's army, President Kirchner - in his fifth day on the job - said it was not the military's duty to judge the actions of an elected government.
Confidence that the Falklands fishery would recover following last year's sensational collapse has been confirmed.
The European Union requested from Mercosur a speedier market opening for a list of European agricultural and industrial goods in the framework of the current trade liberalization discussions. Mercosur and the European Union exchanged this Wednesday in Brussels demands to improve the liberalization lists presented last March.
United States president George Bush signed this Wednesday in a pompous ceremony in the White House the bill that contemplates tax cuts equivalent to 330 billion US dollars in ten years, plus an additional 20 billion to support deficit strapped states.
Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva finally managed a Congressional majority after a center right party decided to join the ruling coalition and so ensure the approval in Congress of crucial reforms in social security and the taxing system.
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A unique painting of Brunel's famous liner, the ss Great Britain, has been donated by a woman who was brought up in the Falkland Islands, Mrs Margaret Wilson. It is believed to be the only painting in existence showing the vessel in her final configuration as a three-masted wind-jammer.