Mercosur

Mercosur
Thursday, August 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil - Chile - Venezuela Hot News

Petrobras, the Brazilian government oil company discovered an offshore field off the state of Espirito Santo to the north of Rio do Janeiro with estimated reserves of 600 million barrels.

Wednesday, August 14th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Hot News

Headlines:
IMF assistance for Paraguay; US Federal rates; US recommend “perseverance”; “Mercosur is ticking and alive”; Bus strike strangles Santiago; Repsol-YPF invests in Bolivia

Monday, August 12th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

UK supports Uruguayan forces

Britain donated the Uruguayan Defence Ministry a satellite communication system for the Uruguayan Armed Forces contingents operating in United Nations peace keeping operations.

Monday, August 12th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

Headlines:
IRA involvement in Colombia; “Violent coup” forecasted in Venezuela; Argentina requesting 7 billion US dollars

Sunday, August 11th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Agro News

Headlines:
Good prospects for sheep farming; Farm debts; Optimism in Palermo;

Friday, August 9th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Non convincing Mr. O'Neill

US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill ended a much expected four days confidence building visit to financially fragile Mercosur members with a political display openly contrary to the electoral philosophy of President Bush's administration, --and his own--, which has seen him, in the last weeks, propping government intervention, more corporate regulations and bailing out countries that face financial crisis.

Thursday, August 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South America News

Headlines:
30 billion for Brazil;
Petrobras discovers oil in Patagonia; Urchin ban suspension; Deadly storm hits

Wednesday, August 7th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines:
Bush signs “fast track” trade bill;
Uribe tells Colombians not to expect miracles; Bolivia Swears In New Leader; O'Neill, S. American Executives Meet

Tuesday, August 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay Calm as Banks Reopen

Uruguay is to repay Washington later this week after receiving a loan package in the same amount from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

Tuesday, August 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

O'Neill: U.S. supports Brazil's talks with IMF

Visiting U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill on Monday praised the economic policies of President Fernando Henrique Cardoso's administration and said Washington supports Brazil's efforts to obtain additional aid from the IMF

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