Peru is scheduled to become the third associate member of Mercosur during the block's presidential summit in Montevideo this week after having successfully concluded negotiations according to Uruguayan diplomatic sources.
The Unite Nations General Assembly again adopted the decision recommended by its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonisation) urging Britain and Spain to continue the Brussels talks.
Argentine Navy icebreaker Almirante Irizar sails from Buenos Aires this Monday to begin the full Antarctic 2003/2004 campaign.
Uruguay's economy expanded 2.4% during the third quarter of 2003 compared to a year ago seemingly suggesting that a recession that started in 1998 including a run on the banks in 2002, was coming to an end, according to the latest release from the Central Bank.
European leaders are returning home from the Brussels summit without having reached an agreement on the final draft of an EU Constitution and with little prospects for follow discussions in the near future.
Former Argentine president Fernando de la Rua denied this Saturday allegations from a former congressional official who claims his administration bribed senators with millions of dollars to gain approval in 2000 of a contentious labour reform bill.
A long-serving champion of the Falkland Islands in the campaign to protect British sovereignty has announced her retirement from the Falkland Islands Association Executive Committee. Mrs Merle Christie has worked tirelessly for the Falklands' cause for more than half a century. Even now, at the aged of 81, her expertise will not be lost. She is continuing to compile and catalogue the Association's unique archives.
Uruguayan General Hebert Figoli will be taking over December 29 as the next commander of the United Nations peace keeping force in Cyprus. UN troops have been in Cyprus, a former British colony, since the follow up of the 1963 armed conflict between local Greek and Turkish communities.
European Union Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy currently in Buenos Aires said the EU is willing to be flexible with the purpose of reactivating the deadlocked negotiations in the framework of the World Trade Organization, WTO.
Argentine Economy minister Roberto Lavagna said Argentina must advance aggressively with its agriculture claims in the coming months, once the WTO peace clause expires.