Stories for August 2003
Magallanes Region Deputy Zarco Luksic from the ruling Chilean coalition praised the recent approval of a bill creating the Free Competition Defence Tribunal, with the purpose of promoting free market conditions in all industries, correcting or sanctioning monopoly situations contrary to consumers' interest.
The business environment in Brazil experienced an enormous advance since the beginning of the current Luis Inacio Lula da Silva administration said 2001 Economics Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz.
The management of Uruguay's main international airport, Carrasco, will be in private hands for the next thirty years following this Wednesday public tender in Montevideo's Stock Exchange.
United States Congressional Budget Office, CBO, estimated this week the US budget deficit will reach a record 480 billion US dollars in 2004.
Untied States has suggested to Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, who provided a warm welcome to Fidel Castro last May and more recently to Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, that his administration reconsider the country's relative uncritical position towards Cuba.
Some 220 million Latinamericans that is two out of five, in 2002 lived in poverty of which 95 million live miserably, according to the latest report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal.
Chile and Argentina will be launching a joint scientific research program in Patagonia to monitor the deterioration of the ozone layer. The event will take place during Chilean president Ricardo Lagos official state visit to Argentina beginning this Thursday.
Popular support for Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva administration increased from 46,3 to 48,3% during August, compared to the previous month, according to a public opinion poll released this week.
Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori currently exiled in Japan and is spite of the many charges he faces including killings and disappearances, is considered by a majority of Peruvians, the best of the five presidents the country has had since 1980.
For the second consecutive quarter economic activity in Magallanes Region has been negative which technically means the area is in recession. However the regional representative of the Chilean Ministry of Economy, Bernardo Troncoso believes that the second half of 2003 will see a strong recovery.