Stories for September 2003

Tuesday, September 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

A step further for Kirchner's political project.

Finally it will be former Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde who will have to pay for the barbecue to share with President Nestor Kirchner.

Tuesday, September 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil on schedule with IMF.

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.

Tuesday, September 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Esmeralda” in Punta Arenas.

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.

Tuesday, September 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Magallanes targets 360,000 tourists.

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.

Tuesday, September 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

New US Ambassador arrives in Argentina.

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.

Monday, September 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

National upheaval in Bolivia.

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.

Saturday, September 27th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina accumulates 6,9% expansion.

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.

Saturday, September 27th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

A “friendly” test match.

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.

Saturday, September 27th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil, Cuba Sign $200M in Business Deals.

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.

Friday, September 26th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

Kirchner calls on UK for resumption of sovereignty talks.

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.


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