Great Britain's Princess Anne makes her much-heralded arrival to Chile Monday January 22 and as the country prepares to offer its eminent guest the proverbial royal treatment, no single person shoulders quite as much of that responsibility as the United Kingdom's number-one representative in Chile: British Ambassador Howard Drake.
Paraguay, the new temporary president of the Mercosur trade bloc, yesterday urged Argentina and Uruguay to solve their dispute about a pulp mill that has taken them to the World Court, on the last day of a two-day Mercosur summit in Rio de Janeiro marked by harsh squabbles between Venezuela and Bolivia on one hand and Colombia and Brazil on the other.
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Uruguay and Argentina clashed over the pulp mills controversy during the Thursday meeting of the Mercosur ministerial Council currently taking place in Rio do Janeiro.
Mercosur Council approved Thursday in Brazil several pilot projects in Uruguay and Paraguay to compensate asymmetries inside the group which have created rifts among country members.
All is ready in Punta Arenas, extreme south of Chile, to receive Princess Anne next Monday where she will be landing after having visited the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and British Antarctica reports the local press.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has appointed Bishop Stephen Venner of Dover as his Episcopal Commissary for the Falkland Islands.
The Royal Navy's ice patrol ship HMS Endurance is hosting HRH The Princess Royal in Antarctica the first time in fifty years that a British Royal has visited the British Antarctic Territory.
A few hours before the Mercosur summit in Brazil, Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez discarded Wednesday a meeting with his Argentine counterpart Nestor Kirchner to discuss the pulp mills dispute and insisted on the lifting of bridge blockades before any negotiation can begin.
The head of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) proposed Tuesday the convening of a global summit backed by the UN to plan a future course of action for tackling the cross-cutting problem.