U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Santiago de Chile Sunday evening to attend the annual OAS meeting this week.
Upholding and strengthening democratic governance figures as top priority of the Organization of American States, OAS, 33rd. General Assembly agenda that begins this Sunday in Santiago de Chile.
The OAS general assembly in Santiago de Chile will be the scenario for another round of United States-Brazil talks, in anticipation of Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's official visit to Washington.
On June 6, the United States and Chile signed a Free Trade Agreement
(FTA) that when fully implemented eliminates bilateral tariffs,
lowers trade barriers, promotes economic integration and expands
opportunities for the peoples of both countries, the Office of the
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced.
The new Argentine government ordered secret service files to be opened to help the investigation of the bloodiest terrorist attack ever suffered by the country.
Culminating a process begun almost nine years ago, Chile today Friday will become the first South American country to sign a free trade agreement with the United States
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner criticized the Supreme Court and called on Congress to remove one or more of its justices, a move that may help consolidate his political power.
Argentina and Chile's Foreign Affairs ministers said that the free trade agreement Chile will be signing this Friday with the United States will not influence the strengthening of the Mercosur process.
In spite of his praised performance in the Evian G8 summit in France before the leaders of the world's richest countries, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is still pressed by the ongoing interest rate controversy that divides his administration.
Federal Reserve president Alan Greenspan praised the extraordinary resilience of the United States economy and forecasted that the growth rate will quicken, although not as rapidly as anticipated by some analysts.