Stories for June 2002
Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle will personally apologize to Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde in Buenos Aires for offensive remarks about the Argentine people and current situation that erupted during a heated debate with journalists and which received ample coverage on both sides of the River Plate.
Some headlines: Menem proposes sweeping reforms;Petrobras investments; Brazilian record; Stiglitz blasts IMF; Pressure on the provinces
Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle interrupted a conference in the Uruguayan-British Chamber of Commerce when the speaker began praising the virtues of the Chilean model of open economy with minimum tariffs, recalling that they are one of the more protectionists in the universe when it comes to agriculture.
Some Headlines: Radioactive alert in Santiago; Multi purpose vessel for Uruguay; Lagos optimistic; Meat summit in Uruguay; Argentines pessimistic; Less frozen, but still cold
New York's Empire State Building, the highest skyscraper of the Big Apple, next Tuesday will be illuminated with the royal colors, violet and gold, to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Peronist governors of Argentina's three leading provinces apparently are in agreement that the next general election should be held on March 2003, six months before the official date line, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.