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Stories for 2002

  • Saturday, January 5th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina confirms Malvinas policy

    One of the first statements from the new Argentine Secretary of Foreign Affairs was to confirm Argentina's “imprescriptible” rights over Falklands sovereignty.

  • Friday, January 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

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  • Friday, January 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    “Just a step away from blood and anarchy”

    In his first public appearance since taking office Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde confirmed the devaluation of the Argentine peso and called for a new strong alliance of the “productive community”, backed by a convergence of the political and productive powers of the country.

  • Thursday, January 3rd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    “Argentina is broke”

    “Argentina is broke, and we're all responsible”, said incoming Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde after taking office in a sober ceremony in Casa Rosada, that contrary to a few days ago, concluded with the intonation of the national anthem.

  • Wednesday, January 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Extradition request for former naval officer

    A former Argentine naval officer, Captain Alfredo Astiz, alleged to have been implicated in a number of murders during military rule between 1976 and 1983, has been arrested at Sweden's request in connection with the killing of a 17-year-old Swedish student, Dagmar Hagelin in Buenos Aires in 1977.

  • Wednesday, January 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

    Death of Argentina's longest serving Foreign Minister

    Dr Guido Di Tella, a key figure in improving relations with the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands after the 1982 conflict, has died in Buenos Aires of a brain haemorrhage, aged 71. He was taken ill awaiting the New Year celebrations and rushed to hospital but died on December 31st.