Stories for November 2003
The son of former Argentine president Carlos Menem and Chilean television star and former beauty queen Cecilia Bolocco was born early Wednesday morning in a private clinic of Santiago.
Former Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde, who was recently named Mercosur's representative, began this week a round of informal contacts with political leaders, high officials, businessmen and members of the international financial community hoping to co-ordinate a political and economic route map for the integration of the South American block.
The absence of broad agreement on several sticky issues is pointing toward the probability that what will be achieved this week in hemispheric trade talks underway here is a bare-bones accord, something of an outline of an FTAA lite.
A man suspected of financing the Islamic militant group Hezbollah from a border region where Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil converge has been extradited to Paraguay to face tax evasion charges, Brazilian officials said Tuesday.
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Record low country risk for Chile; Spain's Aznar visits Chile for second time in five years; Red tide intensifes in Punta Arenas.
Brazil has discovered giant gas reserves with an unimaginable impact in the future, since they are just a hundred miles away from the country's main industrial concentration, Sao Paulo which is equivalent to 40% of the country's GDP.
The capital city governments of most South American countries are in the hands of a party contrary to the government at national level.
Four of Latin America's main leaders agreed to grant the US sponsored Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, a greater thrust. However they also pointed out that this must be done with flexibility so as to benefit the weakest and poorest nations.
The CEO of the Inter-American Development Bank, Enrique Iglesias praised Argentina for its efforts to overcome the economic crisis and the fact that it's achieving it with its own means.