Stories for October 2005
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Chilean Foreign Affairs minister Ignacio Walker will meet next week to advance the science and technology understanding reached by President Ricardo Lagos with Prime Minister during his Tuesday visit to London.
The grand finale of the Royal Navy's Trafalgar 200 events programme will be staged in the presence of their Royal Highnesses the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Michael of Kent to an audience of 10,000 in the unique and special setting of Trafalgar Square on 23 October from 6.30pm.
Falkland Islands authorities and British servicemen whose comrades fell in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict expressed anger and disappointment at Argentines putting Spanish names to places on the Islands on a new internet website, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Britain's Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) has launched its own website, in order to inform the public about the organisation as well to increase the public's knowledge of the organisation's role and responsibilities.
Her Majesty's Ambassador to Chile, Howard Drake OBE, presented his credentials to President Ricardo Lagos at the Palacio de La Moneda on October 4th, 2005.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher celebrated Thursday in London her 80th birthday with a lavish reception attended by Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Tory leader Michael Howard and 670 other guests including Sukey Cameron, Falkland Islands government representative in London.
Uruguay and Chile banned the import of beef and pork from Brazil following the confirmation of an outbreak of foot and mouth disease in the northwestern state of Matto Grosso in the common border with Paraguay.
Chile and the European Union signed an original air agreement by which all European carriers can operate between Chile and any EU member country, eliminating existing restrictions in bilateral agreements.
Brazilian vice-president and Defence Minister Jose Alencar accused President Lula da Silva of having signed a pact with the devil because of his insistence with the orthodox economic policies of former president Fernando Cardoso.
In line with market expectations the Chilean Central Bank Council agreed Tuesday in its monthly meeting to increase the basic interest rate 25 points to 4,25%.