A majority of Latinamericans prefers a democratic government system although 27% are not satisfied with how it's working, and wouldn't mind some form of authoritarian regime.
Chile and Uruguay figure as the less corrupt countries in Latinamerica following the annual World Corruption Perception Index, which is elaborated by non government organization Transparency International.
Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; Internal and not external causes; Chile grows 1,7%
Former President Jose Sarney, a leading figure on the Brazilian right, declared his support Tuesday for leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid to win the October presidential election.
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina
The sum of vote intention for the different Peronist candidates in Argentina's next March presidential election indicates a clear victory for this party that has dominated the country's politics since 1940, according to the latest result of a weekly Ipsos-Mora poll published in the Buenos Aires Sunday press.
Uruguay revealed this week some details of the Letter of Intention and Economic Policies Memorandum agreed with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, (that enabled the country to have access to a massive 3,9 billion US dollars assistance), forecasting a further two years of record recession.
An Argentine judge summoned Carlos Menem on Wednesday to answer questions about his recent disclosure of a Swiss bank account, opening a new legal fray for the former president as he campaigns for a third term.
Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso arrives in Montevideo this Tuesday for a 27 hours official visit to Uruguay.
Chilean sales to Argentina and Brazil during the first six months dropped 310 million US dollars as a direct result of the financial situation in both countries
The United States on Tuesday turned over recently declassified documents to Argentine authorities that might shed light on human rights violations committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship