Brazil's elected president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who will be visiting next week Argentina and Chile to underline his future government commitment to Mercosur still has to announce what is considered the main political issue: who will fill the key posts in the incoming administration.
The Queen has been presented by the South Atlantic Medal Association with a unique Golden Jubilee gift of a pair of specially made gold medallions which accompanied the recent pilgrimage of 200 SAMA veterans to the Falkland Islands.
The United Kingdom Falklands War veterans' association, SAMA 82, has a new chairman ? former Merchant Navy Captain Martin Reed. He was Chief Officer of the liner ss Canberra which played a vital part as a troop and hospital ship in 1982.