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Politics

  • Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Another Chilean General's grandson fired

    A week after Augusto Pinochet Molina, grandson of the former Chilean dictator, was fired from Chile's armed forces for giving an incendiary speech at his grandfather's funeral, the grandson of former General Carlos Prats, Francisco Cuadrado Prats, was fired from his job as a cultural director in Santiago's borough of Las Condes.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update

    <I>MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS</I> Children from the Infant and Junior School rounded off the term with a Christmas nativity play.

    Headlines: Lord Triesman's seasonal greetings; Mine feasibility study: '100% clearance is possible'; Chief of Police officially resigns; Festive cruise visits; Men lost after ship links.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine mines laid in 1982 could be cleared.

    Thousands of Argentine landmines which remain in the Falkland Islands could be successfully cleared sometime in the future.
    This is the confident prediction of Landmine consultant Paddy Blagden, who headed a team from Cranfield University, which has just completed a feasibility study into minefield clearance in the islands.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Uruguay ratifies support for Spain's “facilitating” efforts

    Uruguayan Foreign Affairs minister Reinaldo Gargano

    Uruguay denied Wednesday it had rejected Spanish King Juan Carlos' “facilitating” efforts, following press reports in Buenos Aires attacking Uruguay for allegedly having desisted of the royal support to reestablish dialogue in the pulp mills controversy.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Brazilian Congress' pay increase shock the country

    Brazil's Supreme Court (Supreme Federal Tribunal) ruled Tuesday that a decision by congressional leaders to almost double the salaries of senators and representatives must be put to a vote in Congress.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    U.S. environmental group opposes Aisen project in Chile

    Chilean Patagonia, one of the world's most pristine wilderness areas, is receiving major attention these days from a large and very well-connected U.S. environmental group.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Helicopter Veteran of the Falkland 's War becomes Scotland's new Admiral

    Rear Admiral Wilcocks and Rear Admiral Johnstone-Burt

    The Royal Navy has today appointed a new Flag Officer for Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. He is Rear Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, a helicopter pilot in the Falklands War and later the captain and commander of a Type 23 frigate.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Falklands' elected government takes on more duties

    The Falkland Islands gave last week yet another step in the evolution of internal self government: the Executive Council monthly summary will no longer be presented by the Governor of Islands as has been tradition, but by a democratically elected member of the government.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Lord Triesman speaker at Falklands' Forum

    Lord David Trieman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

    Lord Triesman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed he will be addressing the Falklands Forum next April in London.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    The Kirchner couple, the most influential figures in Argentina

    Argentina's president Nestor Kirchner and First Lady Cristina Fernandez

    Argentina's president Nestor Kirchner and First Lady Cristina Fernandez are considered the most influential personalities of the year in the country, from a list of a hundred outstanding figures, according to an opinion poll released Monday in Buenos Aires.