When the head of Argentina's military junta General Leopold Galtieri deployed military forces in the Falkland Islands, Britain assembled a task force to sail to the South Atlantic, to the astonishment of people in Britain, and the rest of the world.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said that the death of Margaret Thatcher “is a great loss for the world”, while relatives and followers of Augusto Pinochet recalled how close the two leaders were and the support extended to the military regime.
Margaret Thatcher changed Britain forever but also gave hope and real inspiration to people behind the Iron Curtain and all those living without political freedom, said Foreign Secretary William Hague on the death of Baroness Thatcher.
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's first female prime minister, liberator of the Falklands and uncompromisingly conservative “Iron Lady” of the 1980s died on Monday following a stroke at the age of 87.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s office announced that Lady Thatcher who died on Monday will receive a Ceremonial funeral with military honours at St Paul’s Cathedral. No date has been given and further details will be released over the next few days. However on her family’s wishes it will not be a full state funeral.
The Falkland Islands government expressed great sadness at the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher on Monday. The brief message from Gilbert House was signed by MLA Mike Summers on behalf of the Legislative Assembly of the Falklands.
President Jose Mujica acid comments on Argentina’s presidential couple Cristina Fernandez-Nestor Kirchner were further developed in a monthly magazine which on Saturday published a long article with the Uruguayan leader, although it must be pointed out that the interview was dated March 18th.
With less than a week for 14 April, hundreds of thousands of supporters on Sunday crammed Caracas' streets in what Venezuelan opposition presidential hopeful Henrique Capriles, trailing in the polls, called a fast-changing tide.
Russia’s Gazprom will buy a 20% stake in Total SA’s gas fields in Bolivia. Total will retain 60% ownership in the fields, while a unit of Argentina’s Techint Group holds 20”, announced Bolivia’s Energy minister Juan Jose Sosa.
The Spanish Government has declared that it will back legal action by the Spanish Football Federation to block Gibraltar’s membership of UEFA. “We will take the necessary measures in our power to avoid a situation which is contrary to the sporting strategy of the Spanish state.”