The Royal Navy frigate HMS Portland lead the Maritime component in a Tri-Service week long exercise “Purple Strike” involving all of the military units based in the Falkland Islands. Exercises are conducted on a regular basis to ensure all units are prepared and capable of dealing with any eventuality, including the ability to defend the Falklands if required.
United States citizen Lori Berenson apologized to the Peruvian people for collaborating with a terrorist group and asked an appeals court to let her remain free on parole. She was sentenced to 20 year in prison and was released last May after serving 15 years, three fourths of the sentence.
The two South Georgia Island King Edward Point (KEP) based scientists are undertaking regular winter survey work at sea to investigate the spatial overlap between the winter krill fishery and the distribution of foraging predators and fish larvae in South Georgia waters, reports the SG newsletter.
The last two years have been quite volatile in financial markets. First, in the fall of 2008, it appeared that the entire global economic system was headed toward inevitable destruction as US financial institutions Bear Stearns, Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac, and Lehman Brothers all collapsed in September of ’08.
Argentina’s annual inflation rate in July rose to the highest level since May 2006, led by higher costs for leisure goods and clothing. Consumer prices increased 11.2% from a year earlier and 0.8% from June the national statistics institute Indec, said.
Argentina is in the process of developing a satellite launcher which could become operational in three years time, making it the sixth country in the world with that capacity, according to a Sunday edition report in La Nacion.
Argentine Cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said Sunday that either Néstor Kirchner or Cristina Fernández de Kirchner would be the candidates for the 2011 presidential elections from the ruling party.
Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo, currently under chemotherapy treatment should concentrate his activities to Government House and avoid mingling with people and exposed to dust in his trips to the interior of the country, warns a member of his medical team.
Brazilian incumbent presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff strongly supported Brazilian majority participation in airlines although admitted not having been in touch with last week’s announcement of a merge between Lan Chile and Tam Brazil to become the largest Latinamerican air carrier.
German gross domestic product (GDP) could grow by as much as 3% in 2010, as positive quarterly figures have stoked optimism in Europe's largest economy, Die Welt newspaper reported on Sunday, citing Economy Ministry officials.