Stories for June 2011
Chile’s national television station TVN ran an investigative program on Monday night unveiling new evidence that former President Salvador Allende’s death may not have been a suicide, as previously believed
Uruguay’s fiscal deficit increased 0.7 percentage points of GDP in April reaching 1.6% of GDP in the accumulated twelve months, reports the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The 1.6% of GDP is the fiscal budget deficit target established by the government for the whole of 2011, which was recently increased.
Bones found on West Falkland in 2010 by a boy then aged thirteen, which were subsequently kept for a while in the bottom of his grandmother’s wardrobe, may have narrowed down the search for an answer to a mystery which puzzled Charles Darwin when he visited the Falkland Islands in 1837.
Chilean conglomerate Quinenco SA announced Tuesday it completed the purchase of Royal Dutch Shell PLC's local business for 633 million US dollars.
Brazil’s Lower House passed on Tuesday the charter-treaty marking the foundation of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, and the half approved bill now goes to consideration of the Senate.
Australia marked the start of its whale-watching season Wednesday with predictions that some 4,000 of the giant animals will be spotted as they make their way along the coast during winter.
The Falkland Islands elected Legislative Assembly has announced the program to mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Falklands from Argentine occupation in 1982 which will take place next Tuesday14 June 2011.
HMS Invincible the flagship of the Task Force that recovered the Falkland Islands in 1982 and later served in Bosnia in 1995 and Iraq in 1998 and 1999 has reached her final resting place: a recycling yard in Aliaga, heart of the Turkey’s ship-breaking industry.
Gibraltar Opposition Leader Fabian Picardo will head for New York later this month to address the United Nations Committee of 24 as part of the opposition GSLP/Liberal policy of continuing to ask the C24 to de-list British Overseas Territory and formally close the decolonisation process.
Rockhopper Exploration operating in the North Falkland basin has provided an upbeat update on its second appraisal well, 14/10-5, on the Sea Lion discovery which was drilled 600 m north of the 14/10-2 discovery well to a TD of 2,726 m.