The Royal Navy has today appointed a new Flag Officer for Scotland, Northern England and Northern Ireland. He is Rear Admiral Tony Johnstone-Burt, a helicopter pilot in the Falklands War and later the captain and commander of a Type 23 frigate.
The Falkland Islands gave last week yet another step in the evolution of internal self government: the Executive Council monthly summary will no longer be presented by the Governor of Islands as has been tradition, but by a democratically elected member of the government.
Lord Triesman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed he will be addressing the Falklands Forum next April in London.
Argentina's president Nestor Kirchner and First Lady Cristina Fernandez are considered the most influential personalities of the year in the country, from a list of a hundred outstanding figures, according to an opinion poll released Monday in Buenos Aires.
Uruguay and Argentina clashed Monday in The Hague before the International Court with bitter allegations indicating that the escalating controversy between neighboring countries over the building of pulp mills far from easing is turning more acrimonious. The only thing both sides agreed on was to request a second day of hearings.
President Evo Morales will officially formalize this week the request for Bolivia to become a full member of Mercosur, announced Monday in Brasilia Bolivian Foreign Affairs minister David Choquehuanca.
Chile will add two more Regions to the existing thirteen beginning mid 2007 following the approval in Congress of the initiative. The new regions are XIV Valdivia, divided into the provinces of De Los Rios and Ranco and the XV, Arica and Parinacota.
Uruguay confirmed Monday it would willingly withdraw military personnel stationed in the perimeter of the Botnia-Orion pulp mill under construction, following a request from the Finnish company.
Chile and the Great Britain agreed Monday to set up permanent high level political dialogue and increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Collaboration will focus on energy, environmental and social issues.
Uruguay accused Argentina of violating Mercosur regulations and Brazil of passive complicity by not reacting, and under these circumstances there's no way Mercosur can advance, claimed Uruguayan Minister of Economy Danilo Astori.