Argentine president Fernando De la Rúa claimed sovereignty over the Falklands during his speech this Thursday before the United Nations General Assembly. This year's edition of the General Assembly will be remembered as the Millennium Summit since it has convened over 150 world leaders in New York.
A surprise revelation that United States' military help to Britain by General Al Haig in the 1982 Falklands Conflict was a vital factor in the controversial Westland Helicopter crisis four years later has been made by Michael Heseltine. He resigned as Secretary for Defence in 1986 in protest at Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's handling of the Westland dispute, which also threatened to force her resignation.
La inesperada revelación de que la ayuda militar de Estados Unidos a Gran Bretaña durante el conflicto del Atlántico Sur en 1982, orquestada por el entonces Secretario de Estado Gral. Alexander Haig, fue un factor vital en la controversia cuatro años más tarde sobre los helicópteros Westland ha sido expuesta con toda crudeza por Michael Heseltine.
A Falklands plantation has been named Alexandra Wood to commemorate Princess Alexandra's first visit to the Islands as Patron of the Falkland Islands Trust (FIT) and the Shackleton Scholarship Fund (SSF).
It has been revealed that the controversial sermon of reconciliation and penitence which gave rise to so much criticism of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the late Lord Runcie, after the Falklands Thanksgiving Service in 1982, was not written by him. The author was the present Bishop of London, the Right Reverend Richard Chartres, who is being tipped as a strong contender to be the next Archbishop of Canterbury on the retirement of the present Archbishop, Dr George Carey, expected in two years' time.