Stories for August 2002
The Argentine icebreaker Almirante Irízar received a hero's welcome this Sunday in Buenos Aires after its return salvage trip to aid a German scientific vessel trapped by thick ice in Antarctic waters.
Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso arrives in Montevideo this Tuesday for a 27 hours official visit to Uruguay.
Chilean sales to Argentina and Brazil during the first six months dropped 310 million US dollars as a direct result of the financial situation in both countries
The United States on Tuesday turned over recently declassified documents to Argentine authorities that might shed light on human rights violations committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship
Chile set to grow less. The International Monetary Fund, IMF, reduced Chile's growth forecasts this year from 3% to 2,6%, and in 2003, from 6% to 4,8%, because of a slower world economic activity and the extent of the regional crisis.
Former Argentine president Adolfo Rodríguez Saá and opposition deputy Elisa Carrió are technically equal in vote intention for the coming March presidential elections according to the latest poll published this Sunday in the Buenos Aires press.
Headlines: FIGAS Christmas 'no fly' is annual embarrassment / A Level results 'disappointing' / BFBS radio live football / Government prepares for the worst with Exercise Alternative Budget.
Titulares: Política de no vuelos de FIGAS en Navidad, es una molestia anual / Resultados decepcionantes de exámenes / BFBS trasmite fútbol en vivo / Gobierno se prepara para lo peor y plantea presupuestos alternativos.
Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia are committed to achieve the extension of the current 200 miles Exclusive Economic Zone, EEZ, in an effort to foster conservation and combat poaching.
Petrobras, the Brazilian government oil company discovered an offshore field off the state of Espirito Santo to the north of Rio do Janeiro with estimated reserves of 600 million barrels.
IMF assistance for Paraguay; US Federal rates; US recommend perseverance; Mercosur is ticking and alive; Bus strike strangles Santiago; Repsol-YPF invests in Bolivia