Stories for October 2003
Falkland Islander Tony Blake says he believes that it is erroneous and dangerous for Falkland Islanders not to be represented at meetings concerning Islanders because we should be able to clarify some points that people like to make about the Falklands and in a friendly manner persuade people that the impressions that they have of the Islands are wrong.
The Argentine government said Monday that it will not negotiate under pressure with the groups of unemployed who in the past several days have stepped up their protests and are now preparing a fight plan of nationwide rallies.
The Brazilian government, which is at odds with Washington over the planned Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, said Monday that it would be easier and more profitable for the Mercosur trade bloc to negotiate with the EU.
President declared that the United Nations should be reformed and given a new mission to eliminate world hunger and poverty, opening a three-day meeting of socialists and social democrats from around the world.
Michael Portillo MP said Monday night that he thinks both the United Kingdom and Argentine positions are clear regarding the Falkland Islands and have not changed that he does not foresee that they will change and that the best thing is to leave them (sovereignty negotiations) to one side and look for ways to expand upon links between the two countries.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has been forced to alter his seven marathons on seven continents challenge after blizzards and engine trouble scuppered his Antarctic start.
The Eighth ABC, a private initiative, organised jointly by the UK Organising Committee and the Consejo Argentino par alas Relaciones Internacionales (CARI), was held at the headquarters of CARI in Buenos Aires from 24 to 26th October 2003. The objectives were to discuss the bilateral relations between Argentina and Britain, including South Atlantic issues.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva administration has put Brazil's economy in order and established the necessary conditions for renewed growth and the rapid implementation of proposed reforms, announced Finance Minister Antonio Palocci in a national broadcast last Friday.
Relief among Magallanes sheep farmers; Skorpios inaugurates new jetty in Puerto Natales; Argentina and Chile eliminate migratory red tape; Airline project delayed; Medicine School in Magallanes; Cheaper flights from Río Gallegos.
Gibraltar will be going to the polls on November 27th. The dissolution of the House of Assembly by Governor Sir Francis Richards at the Chief Minister's request was the starting gun that sets the race for the biggest prize in local politics: 6 Convent Place.
Nomination papers must be delivered at the House of Assembly not later than noon on Thursday November 6 2003.