Stories for June 25th 2002

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from Latinamerica

Headlines:
Magallanes beef for Libya; Investors prefer China; Trade dispute with neighbors; Chilean astronaut

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Trade dispute with neighbors

Chile formally requested last week the intervention of the World Trade Organization, WTO, regarding “discriminatory” taxing by Uruguay and Peru, against imported goods.

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Irizar sets sail on second Antarctic rescue mission

Almost 100 years after a young Argentine Navy Lieutenant succeeded in rescuing a Swedish scientific expedition stranded on Antarctica the vessel named after him set sail from Buenos Aires this morning on a rescue operation to free a German transport vessel trapped in the ice on the edge of Antarctica.

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Grass root politics for Alfonsín

Former Argentine president Raúl Alfonsín is expected to resign his Senate bench and commit himself fully to “grass root politics”, according to his closest aides.

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Menem leads among Peronists

Former Argentine president Carlos Menem who ambitions a third mandate leads among Peronist hopefuls according to a poll published this week in the Buenos Aires press.

Tuesday, June 25th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

King Juan Carlos invited to Antarctica

Chile has extended an official invitation to Spain's King Juan Carlos to tour Chilean Antarctic stations and visit the different scientific research programs.

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