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Stories for 2004

  • Tuesday, November 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Intense cruise activity in Montevideo.

    Three cruise vessels called in Montevideo on Monday. They are: “Crystal Symphony” with 900 passengers on her way to Antarctica; “Saga Pearl” on her return trip from the Southern seas and the more modest “Andrea” which will be involved in brief Antarctic incursions.

  • Tuesday, November 30th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    A very British invasion of the Falkland Islands.

    According to the most recent census, in 2001, there were 1,989 persons, living in Stanley, the capital of the Falkland Islands. As this number includes everyone from babies to the old and infirm, it doesn't take much mental effort to compute that the arrival, all at once, of a further 1,600 people on board the Cunard liner, QE2, constitutes an invasion of significant proportions.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Mercosur/India sign tariff reductions.

    Next December Mercosur and India will be signing a first tariff reduction agreement extensive to 900 products which will open the way to further advance in expanding bilateral trade.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Argentine economy forecasted to keep expanding.

    The Argentine economy is forecasted to expand 5% in 2005 in a favourable international context, which could be even stronger if the pending defaulted debt negotiations with private creditors prove “successful”.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Preparing for the Kirchner-Lagos summit in Santiago.

    In coincidence with the twentieth anniversary of the Argentina-Chile Peace Treaty signing, Foreign Affairs ministers from the two countries, Rafael Bielsa and Ignacio Walker will be meeting this Monday to review some pending details of Argentine president Nestor Kirchner's firs official visit to neighbouring Chile.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Torture victims to be compensated.

    Chilean President Ricardo Lagos has announced compensation payments to thousands of victims, saying illegal imprisonment and torture were a state policy during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    “Discreet talks” between Gibraltar and London.

    As the date for Gibraltar's constitutional reform talks with the British Government approaches, Chief Minister Peter Caruana declared that the Gibraltar delegation will be holding “discreet” talks with UK officials next week.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Pre-Games events day on in Bendigo

    The Falklands team landed in a heat and drought stricken Victoria on the 24th November to begin their final preparations for the 2004 Commonwealth Youth Games in Bendigo, Australia. Roxane Morrison joined the team the day after following some minor hiccups along the way.

  • Monday, November 29th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Our democratically elected government is ignored by Argentina, say Falklands Councillors.

    During the Motion for Adjournment of the Legislative Council meeting, two councillors took the opportunity to criticize the Argentinean government for ignoring their existence and the Commander of British Forces issued an assurance that force levels would not be reduced.

  • Sunday, November 28th 2004 - 20:00 UTC

    Q2 1,500 cruisers heading for the Falklands

    “Queen Elizabeth II” or Q2 as she's better known with her majestic presence left Saturday midday for the Falkland Islands with 1,500 cruise passengers and 1,000 crew after calling 24 hours in Montevideo.