Stories for September 2003
Finally it will be former Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde who will have to pay for the barbecue to share with President Nestor Kirchner.
Brazil recorded last August a primary budget surplus equivalent to 1,65 billion US dollars and considers perfectly feasible a similar figure in September which should ensure the compliance of targets agreed last year with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, according to a report from the Brazilian Central Bank.
Chilean Navy training vessel Esmeralda on its 48th instruction cruise arrived Monday morning in Punta Arenas. On Sunday tall ship Esmeralda taking advantage of the mild winds, 10 to 15 knots, had crossed Cape Horn with its almost 3,000 square metres of sails fully displayed.
Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile received 240,000 tourists during the 2001/2002 season and is planning to increase that figure to 360,000 by 2005.
Lino Gutiérrez the new United States Ambassador in Argentina who arrived this week in Buenos Aires will be officially presenting his credentials to Foreign Affairs Secretary Rafael Bielsa tomorrow Wednesday.
Thousands of retailers in Bolivia this Monday shut their businesses and marched peacefully along the main streets of the capital La Paz, bringing the city to a full stop.
Economic activity in Argentina last July showed an 8,8% expansion compared to a year ago and 1,8% over June 2003, according to the latest report from the Argentine National Statistics Office.
The governor election in the north-eastern Argentine province of Misiones this coming Sunday has turned into a friendly test match dispute between president Nestor Kirchner and his mentor former president Eduardo Duhalde, both belonging to the Justicialista ruling party.
The visit to Cuba by Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva not only carries great political significance but also a potential $200 million cash infusion into the debilitated local economy.
Addressing the United Nations Assembly, President Nestor Kirchner emphasized Argentina's fervent commitment to peace and called on Britain to resume sovereignty talks over the disputed Falkland Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich and the adjoining maritime spaces.