Reconstruction of Mercosur, following its two largest members Argentina and Brazil economic crisis, will become the main priority of our foreign policy, wrote Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, most certainly Brazil's next president in this coming Sunday's runoff.
Brazilian financial markets rose strongly on Wednesday morning amid growing expectations that an incoming Workers' party (PT) government may be able to maintain economic stability and advance structural reforms.
Chile opens to Argentine beef; Military rattling in Venezuela; Argentina reviews Antarctic operation; Antarctic climbing expedition;
Peronist summit; Confrontation in Venezuela worsens; Chile confident about Lula
Ireland overwhelmingly supported last Saturday the key Treaty of Nice that paves the way for the expansion of the European Union beginning January 2004. With all ballots counted 62,49% of voters said Yes, with no electoral circumscription voting against as happened a year ago when a similar vote rejected the Treaty.
The sentencing of several Chilean Army officers found guilty of killing a former intelligence scientist involved in biological warfare revealed General Pinochet regime's plans to poison Buenos Aires drinking water reserves in the event of a war back in 1978.
Chile that recently purchased American built F-16 fighter bombers and Brazil the only country with an aircraft carrier are the main military concerns in Latinamerica according to the latest report Military balance 2002/2003 by the International Institute of Strategic Studies, IISS.
A former Colonel Lucio Gutiérrez is leading with 20,28% of the vote in Ecuador's tightest ever presidential election trailed by the country's wealthiest man, Alvaro Noboa with 17,41%, when over 95% of the vote count has concluded, according to the latest report of the Electoral Tribunal.
One person died and 1000 were evacuated from the city and province of Buenos Aires due to the heavy rains and winds that have been hitting the Rio de la Plata area since Saturday.
Ecuador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced Sunday evening that 26 percent of the votes in the day's presidential election have been counted and that businessman Alvaro Noboa was in the lead with 17.47 percent.