Stories for July 2002

Tuesday, July 16th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

EU-Mercosur talks in Rio

The European Union has proposed trade negotiations with Mercosur be split into two phases: first a definition of basic rules and then market liberalization.

Monday, July 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Regional News

Headlines:Uruguay protects whales; Patagonia art exhibition;
Weekend with two killings

Monday, July 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Mexico confirms leadership

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.

Monday, July 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Chavez popularity plunges

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.

Monday, July 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Britain supports Uruguay's request;
Costly Chilean Congress; “Geometric progression” budget deficit; “Democracy and market economy”

Monday, July 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Paraguay declared a state of emergency

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.

Sunday, July 14th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Galtieri and Human Rights

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.

Saturday, July 13th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Gibraltar: new round of contacts

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.

Saturday, July 13th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

From Boca Juniors to Casa Rosada?

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.

Friday, July 12th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Weekly Penguin News

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


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