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Montevideo, October 23rd 2017 - 11:48 UTC


  • Monday, June 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Majority against President Chávez

    If a revocatory referendum against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is called, 62% of Venezuelans would vote against him, while 30% would support him according to a poll released this weekend in Caracas, the country's capital.

  • Monday, June 30th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina clips wings of speculative capital

    Argentina imposed a six months compulsory “residence” on incoming financial capital. The regulation that already exists in other South American countries and excludes foreign trade operations and “direct foreign investment” is targeted to ease the impact of speculation in local financial markets.

  • Sunday, June 29th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Mexico Extradites Cavallo to Spain.

    Under heavy security, a former member of Argentina's military was extradited Saturday to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism for allegedly torturing dissidents during his country's “Dirty War” against government opponents.

  • Friday, June 27th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine Chief Justice resigns.

    Argentina's Chief Justice Julio Nazareno resigned Friday following weeks of bitter conflict with the executive branch and congressional moves to impeach him, Supreme Court officials told to the press.

  • Thursday, June 26th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Lowest US interest rate since 1958.

    The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates this Wednesday a quarter percentage the lowest level since 1958 and suggested there could be further measures, since the economy “has yet to exhibit sustainable growth”.

  • Thursday, June 26th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentine gov't to file criminal charges Supreme Court head.

    The Argentine government announced Wednesday that it intended to file criminal charges against Supreme Court President Julio Nazareno over a case that cost the state more than $100 million.

  • Wednesday, June 25th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Brazil adjusts inflation targets.

    Brazilian monetary authorities decided this Tuesday to readjust upwards the inflation target for the coming two years. The 2004 target was increased from 3,75% to 5,5%, with a 2,5% plus/minus tolerance, which means inflation next year will have an 8% ceiling. Similarly the 2005 target was fixed in 4,5% with a plus/minus 2,5%.

  • Wednesday, June 25th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    IMF-Argentina, friends but?

    International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Koehler announced in Buenos Aires that the multilateral credit organization was working in a medium term agreement with Argentina.

  • Tuesday, June 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Toledo: Time has come for changes in government.

    Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo said in a speech on Monday that “the time has come” for changes in his administration and that he will be appointing more people with diverse political views.

  • Tuesday, June 24th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Pinochet accosted on the street.

    A woman claiming to be the sister of a man killed under Chile's 1973-1990 military regime accosted former dictator Augusto Pinochet on a city street Monday, shouting insults and attempting to strike him, the local press reported.