Chile's constitutional assembly handed over the final text of a proposed new constitution to President Gabriel Boric on Monday, finalizing a year-long process to replace the country's magna carta that dates back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship. The ceremony, held in Santiago, kicks off a two-month campaign to sway voters to approve or reject the proposed text during a mandatory plebiscite on Sept 4. "Today we start a new phase," Boric said after receiving a purple booklet with a Chilean flag and 388 articles that could lay a new foundation for the world's top copper producer.
SNP ministers would be able to block private sales of Scottish countryside estates and will attempt to compel lairds to publicly register their holdings under plans to curb the “excessive power” of landowners.
In Sep 2000, Britain was in chaos. Commuter trains were running a limited service. Hospitals were cancelling all routine operations for lack of staff, while there were shortages in blood, medicine and sutures. The Royal Mail was scrapping deliveries. Supermarkets were rationing basic goods amid panic buying.