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Two former British diplomats who exerted significant influence on important events in the United Kingdom's relations with Latin America have died.
ENAP drilling in Puerto Natales; Overweight infants; Chileans return to Patriot Hill; Air rates increase; Foreign affairs expert; Nathaniel Palmer leaves Punta Arenas; Agreement to protect Antarctica; Sherman tank for Magallanes; Salmon farming boom; Antibiotic experiment with plants...
Headlines: Vet investigates cattle killing / Will oil giants Talisman join Desire? / Sex offence - Tellez two year probation / Sovereignty at CPA / Far Eastern delegation / Boosting bookworms.
Titulares: Veterinario investiga muerte de ganado / ¿El gigante petrolero Talismán se sumará a Desire? / Dura sentencia por delito sexual / Soberanía en la CPA / Delegación de Lejano Oriente / Fomentando el bichito de la lectura.
Admiral Sir Alan West, whose ship was sunk in the Falklands war, has been appointed to head the Royal Navy from September. Currently commander-in-chief fleet, he will succeed Admiral Sir Nigel Essenhigh, who is retiring.
World conferences / Spanish investment in port / Ozone hole splits / Unemployment at 8,5% / Eco-tourism in wildlife parks / Blackout in Town Hall? / Fourth methanol plant / Spanish partner for DAP airlines / Juvenile delinquency / Academic advance / Regional government in the red / UN ozone research in Punta Arenas.
Britain's two new super aircraft carriers will be much more versatile and adaptable than those that fought in the Falklands War, according to new details announced by the Ministry of Defence.
A former Member of Parliament, Sir Frederic Bennett, who criticised what he regarded as the complacency of the British Embassy in Buenos Aires on the eve of the Argentina's invasion of the Falkland Islands, has died aged 83.
Marine biologist Mike Bingham claims that in 1982 the Penguin population in the Falkland Islands was six million, however twenty years later and as a direct consequence of the indiscriminate fisheries policy of the Islands government, only 600,000 are left.
PAY a visit to the Falkland Islands and you will invariably be told that Falkland Islanders are a well informed lot when it comes to local knowledge and current affairs.
But can we believe our own publicity?
Penguin News put it to the test this week and asked forty residents, including a few visitors, six questions about the Islands.