A pesar del progreso alcanzado en el desminado de algunos campos en las Falkland Islands, varios factores han convergido para que se deba contar con un grupo adicional de expertos en desminado.
El Primer Ministro Gordon Brown ratificó la soberanía británica sobre las Islas Malvinas, basada en la autodeterminación de sus habitantes, descartó cualquier tipo de negociaciones (con Argentina) al respecto y confirmó el apoyo total de Londres a la nueva etapa de exploración petrolífera que se ha iniciado en las Islas.
A medida que la plataforma semi-sumergible de exploración petrolífera Ocean Guardian, contratada por Desire Petroelum a Diamond Drilling, continúa su marcha hacia las Falkland Islands, se anuncia la visita de varios operadores de la industria para mantener conversaciones con autoridades del gobierno de las Islas.
Argentina is free of all type of mines, with the exception of those planted in the Falkland/Malvinas Islands which motivated Argentina to request and obtain a ten year de-mining extension, because Argentina currently does not have access to the Islands illegitimately occupied by the United Kingdom.
Global trade is expected to pick up again this year at a significant rate but not sufficient to overcome losses of 2009.
Brazil's leading private banking institution Itaú-Unibanco denied London press reports it was interested in block-buying into UK banks that were saved from collapse in 2008 by the British government, as well as banks in other countries including United States, but admitted an interest in shares.
Private consultants estimate that Argentina's inflation in 2009 and in spite of the devalued government statistics was the third highest in the world behind the Democratic Republic of Congo and Venezuela.
UK Gordon Brown has admitted he is the underdog in the forthcoming general election battle - but insisted he is ready to fight for Britain.
Argentine car manufacturers are looking ahead with great optimism to what they consider an excellent 2010 when they expect to break several records, according to Cesar Luis Ramirez Rojas, president of the Argentine car manufacturers association.
Brazil trade surplus in 2009 was 24.615 billion US dollars the lowest since 2002 (13.13 billion USD) and the worst since President Lula da Silva has been in office, according to the latest release from the Development, Trade and Industry ministry.