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An astonishing row has broken out in the British Government between the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office over Gibraltar which has echoes of what happened leading to the 1982 Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands.
The South Atlantic council held its annual reception in London on Tuesday. Among the invited guests were present were Sukey Cameron, Governor Donald Lamont, Sir Rex Hunt and the Argentine Ambassador to Britain.
The smog winter season, when cold currents over Santiago block pollution dispersion causing health hazards to the population, has arrived.
Chilean Patagonia farmers hailed the European Union decision to increase the Magallanes Region ovine meat quota from 3,000 to 5,600 tons in a four years period.
Latinamerica is expected to end 2002 with a dismal growth of 0,2%, a depressing global outlook for some of the leading economies of the region, according to the latest report from CEPAL, United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica.
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A ?disastrous' fishing season, has forced the Falkland Islands Government to delve into its reserves, withdrawing £4 millions ($US 6 millions) for the 2002/3 budget. In an official press release, it was stated that:
?Although a capital programme of £7.8 millions ($US 12 millions) is likely to be approved, Government will hold back from starting new contracts or ordering equipment of around £3 millions ($US 4,5 millions) until next February. It will also plan to delay £500,000 ($US 750,000) expenditure from the Islands Plan reserve, and delay around a further £500,000 in other works expenditure until February'.
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