Wednesday, December 4th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

“Norwalk” attacks again

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.

Tuesday, December 3rd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Mercosur is the world's third-largest trade bloc.

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.

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Joint Mercosur office in Berlin

Mercosur opened this week its first joint overseas office in Germany, the block's second trading partner and the first from the European Union..

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Breaking News from Chile

Headlines: Austral Brewery expands; Torres del Paine air charters; Corruption: far more than “isolated cases”; Exponaval 2002; Fisheries agreement; “Norwalk” virus attacks Disney

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Argentine peso remains stable after banking restrictions lifted

The Argentine currency remained stable Monday after restrictions on the withdrawal of some $5.7 billion in bank deposits were lifted.

Monday, December 2nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Breaking News

British Airways cuts flights; Buenos Aires invests in the cruise industry; Argentine natural gas for Uruguay; Joint war games; One fireman killed.

Sunday, December 1st 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Lula in Buenos Aires and Chile

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.

Thursday, November 28th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Lula keeps everybody guessing

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.

Wednesday, November 27th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

South America News

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...

Tuesday, November 26th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Lavagna in Europe

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”.


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