Stories for January 2006
After 25 years of protesting in Buenos Aires' main square for information about the disappearance of their loved ones, the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo (Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo) commemorated their 1.500th weekly march by calling an end to the resistance marches and praising President Nestor Kirchner.
Switzerland has decided to launch a probe of bank accounts allegedly belonging to former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet that Chilean authorities suspect may be linked to arms contracts, confirmed Monday the Swiss Federal Justice Office in Berne.
Enlightened by fire, the Argentine film on the Falklands/Malvinas war, partly filmed on location, has been awarded the Goya Prize to the best Spanish speaking foreign film in the twentieth edition of the renowned Barcelona, Spain Cinema Festival.
The cruise liner Queen Mary 2 with its 2.600 passengers is currently sailing for Ushuaia and Punta Arenas after having spent thirteen hours in Montevideo where Cunard Lines put on a big public relations operation.
This issue is confronting two brother countries and is exacerbating nationalism, said Uruguayan Deputy Víctor Semproni, a former bank clerks' union boss of the ruling Broad Front.
The recruitment process for the next Governor of Gibraltar is already under way, and the Foreign Office hopes to make an announcement in the spring, Douglas Alexander, Foreign Office Minister has told the Commons. Peter Caruana, Chief Minister, is being consulted on this process.
President-elect Michelle Bachelet officially announced 20 cabinet members early Monday evening, naming a mix of old and new political leaders ? 10 men and 10 women - to head the various ministerial posts in her government.
British Trade Minister Ian Pearson launched the Berkeley Training Centre in Macae, 182 kmts. away from Rio do Janeiro which will be the first Medical training centre aimed at the oil and gas industry in Latin America.
Mercosur capitals figure in the lower half of the world's most expensive cities according to a biannual The Economist Intelligence Unit study which has Oslo, Norway top of the list and Teheran, Iran ranking as the cheapest.
Three United Kingdom MPs will be visiting the Falkland Islands for a week in mid February in a familiarization tour. They will be accompanied by the Islands London Representative Sukey Cameron.