Stories for October 2005
The idea of a victory which was almost a plebiscite on the current Argentine administration is the official message that has emerged following Sunday's mid term election when President Nestor Kirchner and allies obtained a resounding victory in the crucial province of Buenos Aires and 17 other districts.
President George W Bush nominated Tuesday his chief economic advisor, Ben Bernanke to succeed Alan Greenspan as United States Federal Reserve chairman.
The urge in reaching a Mercosur-European Union free trade agreement was highlighted Monday by Uruguayan and French presidents Tabare Vazquez and Jacques Chirac during a meeting of both leaders in Paris.
The Daily Telegraph, Britain's best selling quality daily, has highlighted the role the Gibraltar Chronicle played in reporting Lord Nelson's famous victory at Trafalgar. In a two page special a facsimile of the original is reproduced and the story told of how news broke.
Whilst stressing Gibraltar's government's political vigilance in the current process of talks involving Britain, Spain and British Overseas Territory Gibraltar, Joe Holliday, Deputy Chief Minister, declared his ?great confidence' in Chief Minister Peter Caruana's handling of the tripartite process.
A sweeping 64% of Brazilians said NO to a ban on the sale of fire arms and ammunition while 35% supported the referendum initiative which was voted Sunday, according to the latest report from the country's Superior Electoral Tribunal.
Abstention was estimated in 20,9% of the 122 million electoral role
Two direct descendents from Luis Pardo the captain of the Punta Arenas Chilean steamer Yelco that in 1916 helped rescue the crew of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance expedition said their grandfather's feat deserves greater recognition since it really was the first Antarctic incursion of the Chilean Navy.
Forty cattle farms in the southern Brazilian state of Parana, which borders with Paraguay and Argentina, have been quarantined under suspicion of having animals with foot and mouth disease, reports the Brazilian press.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner managed Sunday a significant mid term victory for his two year old government which should help consolidate his power in Congress and the ruling party, plus open the way for his reelection in 2007.
The New Zealand yacht Evohoe left this weekend Punta Arenas and will be calling in the Falkland Islands before sailing for Antarctica, reports the local press.