Blair will not participate of Tercentenary; Gibraltar constitutional review only with Spanish consent; GibTele sues European Commission; Surprise visit of Madrid British Ambassador to the Rock; Trail link between Europe and Africa.
The Royal Navy insisted that no decisions had been made about reductions to its fleet, amid reports that it was set to lose four major warships in the next three months.
Brazilian agriculture exports established a record in 2003 having reached 30,6 billion US dollars thus contributing to the country's overall trade surplus, reported Brazil Ministry of Agriculture Production and Commercialization Office.
The influx of foreign tourists to Magallanes Region experienced a strong 36% expansion during 2003 according to the Chilean International Police and Migration Office statistics.
The International Monetary Fund finally approved the first review of the accord signed with Argentina last September, and without modifying a iota according to the Argentine government. However the approval comes three weeks later than expected because of the difficult relation between both sides.
Memorial moves closer; No agreement reached over charter flights; Charter companies replace Tristar; Malvina House sold; Cruise visits this week.
Some U.S. tourists have begun cancelling their trips to Brazil as a result of additional security measures adopted at Brazilian airports, O Globo daily reported Thursday.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim has urged US Secretary of State Colin Powell to exempt citizens of Brazil and other Organization of American States (OAS) countries from the air travel security checks that his government considers abusive.
In the face of a renewed Bolivian bid for a piece of Pacific coastline, Chile said Thursday it is willing to talk about access and cooperation, but that Bolivia can forget about obtaining sovereignty over any piece of what is now Chile.
Rio do Janeiro fearing an impact on its tourist industry is strongly lobbying for the elimination of a federal court decision instructing Brazilian police to photograph and fingerprint all visiting U.S. citizens.