Stories for March 2010
British Airways has said that the latest strike by cabin crew has cost them £5.5m-a-day - down from £7m for the first walkout. The airline claims it carried 118,575 passengers in total over Saturday and Sunday compared to 86,262 the last weekend.
Member of the Legislative Assembly Dick Sawle said the Falkland Islands have a lot of work and lobbying ahead to maintain the current level of support from British Parliament since almost half of MPs will be resigning at the coming General Election, which could take place next May.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head next Friday April 2 in Ushuaia commemorations to honour Malvinas veterans and those fallen during the 1982 conflict over the Falklands with Britain, according to Tierra del Fuego press reports.
Previously described as “a night club owner, musician, and notorious party animal” by Foreign Policy magazine, Miguel Piñera is taking steps to establish his career as a musician — conveniently outside the country where his brother is president.
Eight thousand miles from the United Kingdom in the Falkland Islands more than 150 soldiers from 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment are preparing for war.
Shares in UK-Falklands Desire Petroleum slumped Monday as the company officially confirmed a disappointing result from the first drilling in its exploration campaign in the North Falkland Basin.
Former Argentine take-care president Eduardo Duhalde anticipated that next year's ruling Justicialist Party primary elections will be a duo solo between him and also former president Néstor Carlos Kirchner.
Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant said that UK and Argentina agree there is “no return to the eighties” regarding the Falkland Islands which he underlined are British as long as the Islanders so wish.
Codelco, Chile’s nationally-owned copper company and one of the world’s largest, announced last week a plan to outfit some of their mines with solar power over the next few years, a move expected to save millions of dollars in energy costs.
Hector Cisneros has resigned as president of the Malvinas Families Commission three days after it was revealed by a Buenos Aires newspaper (“Critica”) that he had worked for Argentine military intelligence during the last dictatorship (1976/1983).