To spread the word that preparedness does save lives This was the reason given by Frank Savage, adviser on disaster management to the British Foreign and Commonwealth's Overseas Territories Department (FCO/OTD), why he and colleague, Roger Bellers of the Department for International Development (DFID) are in the Falkland Islands this week.
Argentina was ready to announce withdrawal of its troops from the Falklands Islands on May 2nd exactly 25 years ago but President Galtieri reversed his decision when the British Vulcan bomber and Harrier aircraft launched their raid on Stanley Airport the previous day.
Two of the most dramatic actions of the 1982 Falklands War have been recalled in a series of media reports in the United Kingdom 25 years after they took place - the sinking of the Argentine cruiser Belgrano with heavy loss of life and the attack on Stanley airport by a British Vulcan bomber in the longest air raid flight in history.
Pope Benedict XVI urged on Wednesday prayers of support for his trip to Brazil next week, his first pilgrimage to Latin America and an effort to strengthen a church battling to retain its predominant role in the region.
Chilean businessman Víctor Hugo Puchi, owner of the very successful farmed salmon company AquaChile, is setting his sights on southern Chile's growing tourism industry.
United States Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte warned Wednesday that rejection by the Democrat controlled Congress of free trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Panama would mean a serious blow for Washington's interests in the region.
The market for squid is collapsing because of over supply and free fall prices, according to one of Argentina's main squid operators, Guillermo De los Santos, reports the Mar del Plata press.
Dissatisfaction turned into action on Friday 27th April when members of the Falkland Islands Tourist Board (FITB) passed a vote of no confidence in the Board, at an extraordinary general meeting.
Venezuela took control of the Orinoco oil installations on May first completing the process of re-nationalization of the nation's oil reserves. President Hugo Chávez led celebrations of the takeover of the Orinoco Oil Belt which could convert Venezuela into the country with the largest oil reserves.
Bolivia's government owned energy company YPFB took control on Wednesday of the country's oil and gas industry after a dozen oil companies, including Repsol YPF SA, British Gas, Total and Petrobras signed new contracts today.