Stories for 2003
The leader of Uruguay's leftist Broad Front (FA) coalition, oncologist Tabare Vazquez, was announced at the organization's political convention Sunday as its presidential candidate for the general elections in October 2004.
Uruguay's cattle stock increased 3,7% over the previous year and now stands at 11,689,000, the highest in almost thirty years. This means the increase was equivalent to 415,000 head, according to the latest release from Uruguay's Cattle Census Office, DICOSE.
International shippers, Maersk, are planning to send a vessel to the Falklands next month.
Since Brazil recently announced it had developed its own technology to enrich uranium the United Nations Atomic Energy International Agency, AEIA, has been pushing for site inspections, apparently so far to no avail.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a 15-month SDR 50 million (about US$73 million) Stand-By Arrangement for Paraguay to support the country's economic program.
Bolivia has lost the opportunity, at least for a decade, of selling natural gas to United States and Mexico, following a similar 20 year agreement reached by Indonesian suppliers with North American buyers.
For the first time in decades Latinamerica will end 2003 with a trade surplus and next year all the economies of the region should expand. However income per capita remains below the 1997 level and 44% of the population live in poverty, according to the latest preliminary report from the Economic Commission for Latin America, CEPAL, a regional United Nations office.
The summit of the Americas that will be taking place next month in Mexico could turn into the appropriate scenario for a Latinamerican return to the United States agenda, according to analysts in Washington.
Veteran British explorers Jennifer Murray, 63, and Colin Bodill, 54, were evacuated this Saturday evening to Punta Arenas hospital after their helicopter fell in the Antarctic while attempting to break the world helicopter pole to pole flight record.
Duhalde abandons politics or becomes arbitrator?; Kirchner's popularity remains strong. Argentine economy booming. Unemployment stands at 16,3%. Support for Patagonian coal mines. Patagonia Stock Exchange.