Stories for August 2002

Saturday, August 31st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina requests waiver

Argentina formally requested the International Monetary Fund, IMF, to postpone one year repayment of a 2,8 billion US dollars loan that matures next September 9th.

Friday, August 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Growing support for democracy

A majority of Latinamericans prefers a democratic government system although 27% are not satisfied with how it's working, and wouldn't mind some form of authoritarian regime.

Friday, August 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Weekly Penguin News

Headlines:

Islands ponder Navy Point or Camber for new port?

Ruckauf's hopes for talks on Falklands

Clocks will be advanced one hour to Summer Time
at: 2am on Sunday 1st September 2002

Friday, August 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Actualización Penguin News

Titulares: Falklands duda entre Navy Point y Camber para ubicar el nuevo puerto / Ruckauf espera conversar sobre las Falklands / Comienza a regir el horario de verano y los relojes se adelantan una hora

Thursday, August 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Corruption in Latinamerica

Chile and Uruguay figure as the less corrupt countries in Latinamerica following the annual World Corruption Perception Index, which is elaborated by non government organization Transparency International.

Thursday, August 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

US dollar in Chile record high

The US dollar in Chile reached a new record closing this Wednesday in Santiago' money market at 716,50 pesos.

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Ruckauf to visit Britain

Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Ruckauf will be officially visiting Britain in the second week of October, but the Falklands/Malvinas issue is not included in the agenda, according to a press article published in Buenos Aires this week.

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; “Internal and not external causes”; Chile grows 1,7%

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's former President Sarney declares support for Lula

Former President Jose Sarney, a leading figure on the Brazilian right, declared his support Tuesday for leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid to win the October presidential election.
Also:
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke

Tuesday, August 27th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Santander Bank blames rich countries

Other headlines:
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina

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