Stories for June 2003
Unites States Secretary of State Colin Powell in a brief visit to Buenos Aires (two and a half hours) met Tuesday morning with Argentine President Néstor Kirchner and described the event as an encounter of friends.
The Organization of American States, OAS, 33rd. General Assembly meeting in Santiago de Chile approved by acclamation the resumption of negotiations between Argentina and United Kingdom in order to find as soon as possible a solution to the Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty dispute.
The European Commission delegate in Montevideo highlighted that a successful market access means satisfying European consumers and not insisting with the same fixed supply of goods of the last half century.
The Falkland Islands Government have wished well to Argentina's new President, Mr Nestor Kirchner, in restoring his country's economy and expressed the hope there can be a new era of co-operation based on the Falkland Islanders' fundamental right to self-determination, their wish to remain British, and dropping of Argentina's sovereignty claim.
MV Tamar concluded this week an uninterrupted cycle of ten years of regular trips between Punta Arenas and the Falkland Islands.
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and U.S.Secretary of State Colin Powell met in Santiago on Monday and managed to look past their differences over the war in Iraq.
Secretary of State Colin Powell is on a goodwill mission to Argentina, ready to offer friendship to newly installed President Nestor Kirchner and hoping to put U.S.-Argentine relations on a sounder footing.
Consequences of the US-Chile free trade agreement; VAT increase to compensate tariff losses;
Euro interests cut to 2%; Highest US unemployment in nine years.
Headlines: Argentina increases hake quota to 300,000 tonnes; The business sector welcomed the increase in the hake TAC; Index on the health of world's oceans released; Satellite control, top priority for Santa Cruz; Chilean industry fears changes in fisheries law; Multinational salmon farms to quit Scotland for Chile?; Ready for the best World Fishing Exhibition.
Booming Torres del Paine; Outbreak of respiratory infections; Farmers manage postponement of abattoir sale; Lan Chile's fares to be reviewed;