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Argentine and British officials will be meeting this month to assess ways to elaborate a joint survey of the continental shelf in the South Atlantic in the proximity of the Falkland Islands to comply with the United Nations Law of the Sea specifications concerning the expansion of the economic zone.
Several hundred members of the British Falklands War veterans association will be meeting this weekend in the north of England, for an informal gathering.
Economist Alejandro Toledo won Peru's presidential election on Sunday after a 14-month odyssey in which he narrowly beat his leftist rival Alan Garcia.
BBC World Service Radio reported yesterday (Friday) that discussions between the Falkland Islands Government, Lan Chile and the British military (who administer the Falklands international airport) have reached a detailed stage, and that a formal announcement about a rescheduling of services can be expected within the next four weeks. It has also been confirmed that the Chilean airline is seriously considering doubling its Falklands service to two flights a week.
The Foreign Office in London was alleged to have adopted ?a political approach' when over-ruling a decision by the Director of Fisheries for South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands after he had intended to grant a lucrative long-lining fishing license to a Falklands registered Company, to catch Mero (toothfish), it was stated in Court in Stanley on Friday.
Two Argentine architects who are currently visiting the Falkland Islands with new plans for a permanent Memorial for Argentines killed in the 1982 War, are hopeful that the structure will be in place ?well within the next year and earlier if possible'.