Stories for June 2002

Tuesday, June 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

I'm sorry

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.

Tuesday, June 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Some headlines: Menem proposes sweeping reforms;Petrobras investments; Brazilian record; Stiglitz blasts IMF; Pressure on the provinces

Monday, June 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

“Protectionism as tall as the Andes”

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”.

Monday, June 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South America Breaking News

Some Headlines: Radioactive alert in Santiago; Multi purpose vessel for Uruguay; Lagos optimistic; Meat summit in Uruguay; Argentines pessimistic; Less frozen, but still cold

Sunday, June 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

New York honors Queen Elizabeth

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

Saturday, June 1st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Elections next March?

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.


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