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Sunday, February 16th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

“Deeply concerned” with Bolivia

United States said it was “deeply concerned” with the violent incidents of last week in Bolivia involving police forces and the Army that have left at least twenty seven dead and much damage to property as a result of “civilian vandalism”.

Friday, February 14th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Former Peruvian economy minister arrested in Argentina

Former Peruvian Economy Minister Jorge Francisco Baca Campodonico, who stands accused of being a part of the corruption network run by former presidential advisor Vladimiro Montesinos, was arrested Thursday by Interpol in Buenos Aires.

Friday, February 14th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil jet-maker cuts delivery target

Shares of Brazil's Embraer, the world's fourth-largest commercial jet manufacturer, fell on Thursday after it cut its aircraft delivery targets for this year and next.

Thursday, February 13th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil cuts budget to show fiscal discipline.

The Brazilian government announced draconian cuts in this year's budget on Monday but sought to highlight efforts to resolve social and economic problems with a series of emergency measures.

Thursday, February 13th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Bush speaks out against Bolivian violence

U.S. President George W. Bush on Thursday spoke out against the latest outbreak of violence in Bolivia and expressed his support for President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada.

Wednesday, February 12th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Senate votes against impeaching Paraguay's president

After a lengthy congressional session, Paraguayan legislators on Tuesday voted against impeaching President Luis Gonzalez Macchi, who stands accused of administrative malfeasance and corruption.

Wednesday, February 12th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Death toll rises to 13 in Bolivia clashes

The death toll from Wednesday's clashes between troops and striking police outside Bolivia's presidential palace has risen to 13, according to hospital personnel, who said that another 79 people were wounded.

Tuesday, February 11th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil cuts budget to show fiscal discipline.

The Brazilian government announced draconian cuts in this year's budget on Monday but sought to highlight efforts to resolve social and economic problems with a series of emergency measures.

Monday, February 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Debate on the efficiency of government

The debate about private or government control of public utilities is back in Argentina and polls indicate public opinion is divided on the issue but with a majority demanding at least a greater government regulatory presence.

Monday, February 10th 2003 - 20:00 UTC

Judge indicts Chilean Congressmen

A judge in Chile has indicted three Congress members belonging to the ruling coalition on charges of taking bribes.

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