Stories for June 2003
Buenos Aires daily La Nación praised in its Wednesday main editorial the Falklands speech of Foreign Affairs Secretary Rafael Bielsa last Monday before the United Nations Decolonization Committee and simultaneously highlighted the traditional friendship of Argentina with Britain.
Brazilian market analysts believe the country controversially high interest rates could have reached a peak and will begin dropping following this week's meeting of the Central Bank's Monetary Policy Committee, Copom.
Brazil's ruling party president Jose Genoino strongly reacted to allegations from a group of economists who described Luiz Inacio da Silva administration's economic policies as neo-liberal, anathema for any middle of the road Latinamerican politician.
Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, currently exiled in Japan, reiterated he's preparing to return to Peru to conduct the presidential campaign that will take him to office again.
The United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization meeting in New York Monday June 16 regretted that, in spite of the widespread international support for a negotiation between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom that includes all aspects on the future of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas), the implementation of the General Assembly resolutions on that question has not yet started.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Secretary Rafael Bielsa debut in the United Nations proved an excellent opportunity to have a closer insight of President Nestor Kirchner administration's objectives in foreign policy, particularly the new strategic alliance with Brazil.
The idea of a joint orchestra of British, Argentine and Falklanders musicians as a contribution to finding a solution to the sovereignty claim dispute over the Falklands was proposed by Argentine-Israeli director Daniel Barenboim.
Asunción, the capital of Paraguay that currently holds the chair of Mercosur will be hosting a presidential summit this Wednesday to which Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has also been invited.
Even when prospects for a long term agreement (three years) between Argentina and the International Monetary Fund, IMF, with blessings from the United States government, are encouraging the country still must comply with an agenda of absolutely imperative structural reforms.
Toothfish operators fight illegal fishing; Twelve years cod ban in North Sea proposed; Eight months red tide ban continues in Santa Cruz; EU restrictions threaten krill meal; Good shrimp season forecasted in Patagonia;