Former Type 23 frigate HMS Grafton was delivered Wednesday in Portsmouth to the Chilean Navy and renamed Almirante Lynch, according to a release from the Chilean Embassy in London.
US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Wednesday that uncertainty about the outlook for the US economy has increased and any future decisions on rates will depend on the evolution of growth and inflation.
Ending eight months of silence, ailing Cuban President Fidel Castro published an article in Cuban state media Thursday criticizing US environmental policies. The article published in the Cuban Communist Party Daily Granma was the first attempt by Castro, who is recuperating from intestinal surgery, to comment on international issues since he was taken ill in July 2006.
Responding yesterday to the announcement by the Argentine Government of the suspension of the British/Argentine Joint Agreement over oil exploration in the Special Area of Cooperation in the South Atlantic, Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands Government, Chris Simpkins, said that while the announcement by Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana was unfortunate it would have no practical effect and there would be business as usual in the Falkland Islands
By Lord Triesman of Tottenham
British Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State with responsibilities for relations with Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Overseas Territories, the Commonwealth, UK visas, Migration policy, Consular policy, Public Diplomacy, including the British Council, the BBC World Service and the Chevening Scholarships Scheme.
The speech at the House of Commons, March 28, was the launching of FCO Latin America strategy paper
Asian jiggers operating in South Atlantic international waters could end unloading and exporting short-fin squid from the Patagonian port of Comodoro Rivadavia, according to local port authorities.
Thousands of anxious Bolivians desperate to travel to Spain before Friday, when visas will begin to be required, flooded this week two of the country's main airports. In the middle of the chaos the government claims the massive exodus has been encouraged by travel agencies, some of which have swindled travelers.