There is widespread foreboding in Britain that the draw for next year's World Cup in Asia pits the England football team against their old enemy Argentina in their first play-off group in Japan.
During a visit to the seat of the Argentine Navy Fleet in Puerto Belgrano, the Commander of the British Fleet, Admiral Sir Alan West paid tribute to the Argentine officers and sailors killed in the sinking of the cruiser ARA General Belgrano in the 1982 Falklands conflict.
After completing the first of two rounds of a massive debt swap, that Argentine government officials described as a resounding success, Argentina restricted money withdrawals to impede a continuing loss of bank deposits and in preparation for discussions with grumbling international investors.
The Commander of the British land forces which liberated Stanley in the 1982 Falklands Conflict, Major General Sir Jeremy Moore, has been describing how a liver transplant saved his life when he was diagnosed as having liver cancer.
Speculation that the Royal Air Force base at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire -- used for the military and civilian flights to the Falkland Islands -- could be scrapped has been played down by the Ministry of Defence in London.
During her recent visit to the country, New Zealand's Prime Minister, Helen Clark, spoke with the top Argentine authorities about several issues including fisheries.