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Stories for 2003

  • Monday, November 24th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Army's links to kidnapping gangs under investigation.

    A Buenos Aires province Supreme Court report warns of possible ties between Argentine soldiers and criminal gangs implicated in murders and kidnappings, in which police involvement is also suspected.

  • Monday, November 24th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Only two charter flights next December.

    Argentina has authorized only two charter flights to the Falkland Islands in December and has requested Spain to intercede before Britain in helping establish a direct air link between Argentina and the Islands, according to an article published in the Monday edition of Buenos Aires daily “Clarín”.

  • Friday, November 21st 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Penguin News Update.

    Headlines:
    Penguin News guide is a hit; Wool price falls; Fighting seaman sent to prison; Cruise ship visits; Paul is new chairman; Neil moves up in Agriculture; Wideawake opens up; No passports issued.

  • Thursday, November 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    US-Brazil anticipate Miami success.

    The proposal of creating a variable-speed (“flexible”) Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, seems to have gained ground in the current ministerial meeting in Miami in spite of Chile, Mexico and Canada who prefer a more committed and rigid accord.

  • Thursday, November 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentina: Breaking News.

    Headlines:
    Sustained industrial expansion; Review of public utilities rates only in 2004; Unemployment and corruption, Argentina's nightmares; Argentine officers join Chilean Army exercises; Economic state of emergency extended to 2005.

  • Thursday, November 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    British Overseas Territories Consultative Council.

    The main issue at this year's Overseas Territories Consultative Council (8 -10 December)(OTCC) will be to review developments since the March 1999 White Paper “Partnership for Progress and Prosperity” was published.

  • Thursday, November 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Copter Pilot Aims to Circumnavigate Globe

    After setting records for helicopter flights around the world, a 63-year-old woman said she will now try to become the first helicopter pilot to circumnavigate the globe via the North and South Poles.

  • Thursday, November 20th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Consensus in Miami surprises demonstrators

    Ministers from 34 countries of the Americas approved this Thursday the “Miami Declaration” which contemplates a more “flexible” Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, agreement enabling negotiations to proceed in accordance with the 2005 timetable.

  • Wednesday, November 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Recession over in Uruguay.

    The mild recovery of the Uruguayan economy in the first quarter of 2003 consolidated in the second Q and GDP expanded at an annual rate of 5,5% according to the latest release from the Uruguayan Central Bank. Growth actually was 2,2% in the first Q and increased to 3,3% in the second Q.

  • Wednesday, November 19th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

    Fear of massacre of Falklands civilians

    As the 1982 Falklands War was coming to its abrupt end, Islanders were in imminent danger of being massacred by fanatical ill-disciplined Argentine soldiers when they realised they faced defeat.