Stories for November 2003
Poachers to pay for their own pursuit and arrest; Australia and France coordinate actions against toothfish poaching; South Africa allocates long-term fishing rights; Chile, one of the three fishing powers world wide; Peru launches satellite monitoring; Australia introduces long-term fisheries rights; Stricter controls on red tide in Chubut.
A television film, half fiction half reality, recalling the plight and miseries of Argentine Falklands veterans and their families since the end of the South Atlantic conflict in 1982 is currently being filmed in Rio Gallegos, Santa Cruz province in the extreme south of Patagonia.
Turners donates prize for Wireless for the Blind; ExCo decision was ?morally and constitutionally indefensible'; Break-in trouble for seamen; Minister calls in; Cruise ship visits.
The Gibraltar Social Democrats will form the Government for the next four years after winning the election with a 51% majority. The GSLP/Liberal Party will form the opposition after 40% of the electorate voted for them. Labour achieved 8% of the votes and the Reform party 1%.
Shouting the fatherland is not for sale, some 80,000 peasants, union members and political activists demonstrated in the Mexican capital Thursday in, at times, a torrential rain against the electricity and tax reforms sought by President Vicente Fox.
Opponents of Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's president, are due to begin a four-day drive today Friday to collect at least 2.4m signatures to trigger a recall referendum on Mr Chávez's rule.
Argentina bolstered security measures after domestic and foreign intelligence services warned of the possibility of terrorist attacks against American, British and Spanish interests in the country.
As of 09:00 hours Thursday November 27 the people of Gibraltar will be casting their vote in what has been a quiet general election.
Colombia, Peru and Central American countries were among the main winners of the recent Miami Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, ministerial summit, while Canada, Chile and Mexico can be listed as half losers and Venezuela a total looser, according to Andrés Oppenheimer Latinamerican analyst for The Miami Herald.
German president Johannes Rau currently visiting Mercosur country members praised Chile as an anchor of stability in a continent plagued with conflicts and problems.