The Norwalk gastroenteritis virus that has been attacking cruise vessels in the Caribbean reappeared last Monday adding several hundred more cases to the toll of those prostrated by diarrhea and fever.
Brazil's president-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called Monday for deeper trade ties among members of South America's largest trade bloc to help ease economic turmoil engulfing the region.
Mercosur opened this week its first joint overseas office in Germany, the block's second trading partner and the first from the European Union..
Headlines: Austral Brewery expands; Torres del Paine air charters; Corruption: far more than isolated cases; Exponaval 2002; Fisheries agreement; Norwalk virus attacks Disney
The Argentine currency remained stable Monday after restrictions on the withdrawal of some $5.7 billion in bank deposits were lifted.
British Airways cuts flights; Buenos Aires invests in the cruise industry; Argentine natural gas for Uruguay; Joint war games; One fireman killed.
Brazilian elected president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrived Sunday night in Buenos Aires and is expected this Monday to hold several top level interviews with government officials beginning with President Eduardo Duhalde and Congressional leaders.
Brazil's elected president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva who will be visiting next week Argentina and Chile to underline his future government commitment to Mercosur still has to announce what is considered the main political issue: who will fill the key posts in the incoming administration.
Headlines: More cattle than sheep; Rich and famous; Argentina justifies hikes; The end of the Washington Consensus; Five Chilean Congressmen disbarred; Fisheries a major employer in Chile; Spanish fisheries closely tied to Argentina...
Argentine Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna currently in Europe to talk about Argentina's negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, IMF emphatically declared to a French newspaper that we will not assume commitments we can't honor.