Stories for October 2003
Argentine and Brazilian presidents have sent two special envoys to Bolivia to help find a solution to the political and social crisis that has left a toll of dozens of protestors killed, virtually paralyzed all economic activity and has the country in the verge of an institutional meltdown.
Third by-election candidate; Overseas medical budget: pace of referrals reduced; Blake to conference; Bomb found at airport; Monsignor Agreiter dies; James Clark Ross arrival marks start of Antarctic season.
Zaffaroni set for Supreme Court; Bussi Busted; US Ambassador meet President Kirchner; Japan wants in.
Leader of the Opposition Joe Bossano has noted that at the time of the Anglo-Spanish negotiations over Gibraltar, Madrid did not raise the question of visits by nuclear submarines other than suggesting their acquiescence should have sovereignty concessions as a quid pro quo.
A retired general considered one of the Argentine dictatorship's most hard-line military leaders was detained Wednesday in a lawmaker's disappearance in 1976.
United States president George Bush pledged full support for a strong dollar policy adding that we expect the markets to reflect the true value of the currency and countries need to be mindful that we expect fair trade.
Exactly one month after the failure of the World Trade Organization meeting in Cancun, Mexico, negotiations resumed in Geneva having agriculture as the leading issue.
Germany's Central Bank president Ernst Weltke cautioned this Tuesday in Frankfort about the negative consequences for European Union exports of a rapid appreciation of the Euro in money markets.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Rafael Bielsa admitted that Cuba requested a 75% write off from the 1,9 billion US dollars standing debt it has with Argentina. On his way back from the first official visit in 14 years of an Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister to the Fidel Castro regime, Mr. Bielsa said that when you break ground, you must be prepared to accept similar rules.
Nobel Prize winner economist Joseph Stiglitz said investors who purchased now defaulted Argentine sovereign bonds should demand their banks and financial advisors.