Stories for September 2006
The Washington Post describes Argentine President Nestor Kirchner and wife Senator Cristina Fernandez as the country's two most powerful politicians who through their defiant tone style have achieved a growing share of popularity and power.
A Brazilian federal judge indicted six close aides of Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva involved in an illegal electoral campaign operation to purchase a dossier of information allegedly exposing opposition candidates.
Former Chilean president Ricardo Lagos recommended Mexico to invest oil surpluses in science and technology so as to have its own patents, or be condemned to pay for foreign produce.
The possibility of a third consensus candidate for the United Nations Security Council non permanent seat is being quietly considered in several Latinamerican countries who feel the dispute between Venezuela and Guatemala is causing much strain and could leave difficult-to-heal divisions.
Undeterred by double-digit inflation, international retailers are rolling out expansion plans in Argentina, hoping to cash in on a consumer spending boom.
In a statement ahead of the Nov 14 release of results for the first half, the group said its order book currently stands at 3.5 bln stg.
The Argentine Senate approved Wednesday a fisheries bill which imposes stronger sanctions to illegal fishing and basically forces vessels operating in the South Atlantic to opt between Argentine and Falklands issued licenses.
Following a meeting in Buenos Aires with a Westminster delegation, Argentine members of Congress said that the Falklands/Malvinas dialogue at parliamentary level has been reopened.
Uruguay discarded the option of a free trade agreement with United States and counter proposed negotiations on the basis of the Trade Investment Framework Agreement.
The leftist presidential front-runner in Ecuador said that the devil should be insulted by comparisons to US President George W. Bush, whom he called a ??dimwitted'' leader who has done ??great damage'' to the world.