Stories for July 2003

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Lula ponders about IMF support.

The administration of Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is assessing whether it can free itself from International Monetary Fund support financing, or will it have to renew the current accord that expires next November.

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Claims of press censorship in Chile

The Inter-American Human Rights Committee Freedom of Expression Special Rapporteur formally requested Chilean authorities to lift the ban on a controversial television documentary that was taken off the air last July 23.

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

FIT tributes to Doris Dodson

The Falkland Islands Trust (FIT) has expressed sadness on the death of its former long-serving Administrative Secretary, Mrs Doris Dodson, and paid tribute to her dedication and efficient work for the Trust .

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina recalls ambassador from Paraguay

Argentina recalled its ambassador from Paraguay and is demanding an official explanation of remarks by a Paraguayan official characterizing Argentines and Brazilians as “scoundrels,” diplomatic sources

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner favors trying rights abusers in Argentina.

President Nestor Kirchner said Wednesday that former members of the nation's 1976-1983 military dictatorship who have been accused of committing human rights violations “should be tried in Argentina.”

Thursday, July 31st 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Opposition condemns Spain for Euro vote challenge.

GSLP/Libs has condemned the Spanish Government's decision to open the door to possible legal proceedings against UK over Gibraltar's inclusion in European parliamentary elections.

Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner: “Argentina is 6 miles undergound”.

President Nestor Kirchner led reporters Tuesday on a tour of “the hidden Argentina,” taking the journalists to public institutions that serve the needy.

Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Lagos to visit Argentina to strengthen regional links.

Chilean President Ricardo Lagos is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires for his first official visit to Argentina since President Nestor Kirchner took office on May 25.

Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from Chile.

Headlines:
Royal Navy Patrol vessel calls in Punta Arenas. British Standard Wool Chile swindled. Punta Arenas farmers criticize privatization. Chilean beef exports booming. Unemployment in Chile stands at 9,1%.

Wednesday, July 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Patagonia increasingly warm.

Patagonia is undergoing the strongest warming process ever in the last four hundred years according to a report jointly elaborated by Argentine and Chilean scientists, and published in the latest edition of the Dutch magazine, Climatic Change.

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