Argentina and Uruguay will attempt to launch the 4+1 agreement talks, between Mercosur and United States, since the Free Trade of the Americas Association, FTAA, and process seems to be stagnant. The initiative should take place during the second half of 2003 when Uruguay will hold the Mercosur pro-tempore chair.
Beijing officials have confirmed that China will be participating in the G 8 summit to be hosted next month by France. French Prime Minister Jean Pierre Raffarin invited Chinese President Hu Jintao during a visit to China last month.
US Airways has struck a $4.3bn deal to buy at least 170 regional jets from Bombardier of Canada and Embraer of Brazil just weeks after emerging from bankruptcy.
Nestor Kirchner, the heavily favored frontrunner in Argentina's presidential runoff, is opposed to existing laws that allowed human rights violators under the military dictatorship to go unpunished, activists said here on Friday.
The front-runner in Argentina's May 18 presidential run-off said here Thursday that he would give priority to strengthening the Mercosur trade bloc over efforts to establish the U.S.-sponsored Free Trade Area of the Americas
Consumer prices in Chile during April dropped 0,1%, the first negative index in 21 years according to the latest release from the Chilean Statistics Institute.
The fall in fuel prices was the main impact in the index, which did not surprise market expectations and signals a relief from the previous two months when uncertainty over the Iraq crisis pushed the annual inflation to 4,5%.
A majority of Americans believes that the country's military victory in Iraq will help with the war on terrorism and expressed optimism about the economy's recovery, according to an opinion poll released on Thursday.
Argentine presidential candidate and front runner for the coming May 18th run off Nestor Kirchner arrived Thursday evening in Chile, and will be meeting Chilean president Ricardo Lagos this Friday morning.
An optimistic United States Ambassador in Chile said that the Bush administration was waiting for the most appropriate political moment to send to Congress the US-Chile free trade agreement.
Argentine presidential candidate Nestor Kirchner who today will be visiting Brazil said that if elected he will work for a greater integration with Brazil and Chile and a strong Latinamerican space.