This week Holland will be delivering 18 refurbished F-16 fighter bombers to the Chilean Air Force. The Dutch Defence ministry said the ceremony will take place at the Leeuwarden base when Lex Hendrichs, head of Dutch Defence Material will be symbolically handing his Chilean peer Jorge Rojas a scale model of the US manufactured aircraft.
The Falklands/Malvinas dispute between Argentina and the UK is having its effects on the (Spanish) Galician fleet in the Southwest Atlantic, where most of its vessels operating under the Falklands flag are continually being “harassed” by Argentine patrol vessels, reports El Faro de Vigo in an interview with Javier Touza, president of the Vigo Ship Owners cooperative.
One of Brazil’s leading and influential newspapers, O Estado de Sao Paulo announced its support for opposition presidential candidate Jose Serra for the coming Sunday election and described current president Lula da Silva as a “bad example” for Brazilian politics.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved making financial stability assessments under the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) a regular and mandatory part of the Fund’s surveillance for members with systemically important financial sectors.
The University of Magallanes in the extreme south of Chile have developed an innovative project to start farming Patagonian toothfish or Chilean sea bass (Dissostichus eleginoides) in the region.
The Chinese Commerce Ministry said it would impose a 105.4% tariff on U.S. chicken exports after concluding they were unfairly priced. After a yearlong investigation, China concluded US exporters were selling chicken in China at prices that were lower than the costs of production, a practice known as product dumping.
Desire Petroleum (AIM:DES) the first oil and gas exploration company to contract a rig and begin the current round of drilling in the Falkland Islands announced Monday the spudding of its second exploration well, Rachel 14/15-1.
UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced a review of the overall approach of the coalition government towards the Overseas Territories and stated that contrary to France the UK does not regard OT as part of the home state nor has plans for such a move, reports Panorama.
Contrary to what is happening in the rest of emerging markets Argentine government efforts to weaken the peso are working. In the past three months the peso has declined 0.8% against the dollar, while for Mercosur associates Brazil and Uruguay their currencies have strengthened in the range of 3 to 5%.
The last airworthy Cold War British Vulcan bomber, and 1982 Falklands conflict veteran, could have made its final public flight on Sunday unless its owners can raise £400,000 by the end of October.