The European Union has proposed trade negotiations with Mercosur be split into two phases: first a definition of basic rules and then market liberalization.
Headlines:Uruguay protects whales; Patagonia art exhibition;
Weekend with two killings
Mexico clearly emerged in 2001 as the leading Latinamerican economy, leaving Brazil in a second place, according to the latest reports on the top ranked 500 companies of the region.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez popularity dropped to 32,3%, the lowest ever since the controversial populist former paratrooper took office three and a half years ago, according to the latest opinion poll taken by Datanálisis.
Britain supports Uruguay's request;
Costly Chilean Congress; Geometric progression budget deficit; Democracy and market economy
Paraguay on Monday declared a state of emergency suspending some constitutional guarantees in response to coordinated demonstrations by farmers demanding the resignation of President Luis Gonzalez Macchi.
Former President of Argentina, General Leopoldo Galtieri, has at long last been arrested and charged with human rights crimes allegedly committed in 1980 before he became President in 1981.
Britain and Spain will be holding another round of talks over the disputed territory of Gibraltar next July 22nd., according to reports in the Madrid press.
Mauricio Macri, president of Argentina's most popular football team Boca Juniors, and head of a network of companies, is seriously considering running for the Argentine presidency next March 2003.
Headlines:Offshore licences for Consortium; New Governor to visit; RBA criticised by Councillor; Illex effect unknown;Tunggal Jaya 18
fire out; Indecent assault conviction; Talent on show for farmers