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Friday, August 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Growing support for democracy

A majority of Latinamericans prefers a democratic government system although 27% are not satisfied with how it's working, and wouldn't mind some form of authoritarian regime.

Thursday, August 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Corruption in Latinamerica

Chile and Uruguay figure as the less corrupt countries in Latinamerica following the annual World Corruption Perception Index, which is elaborated by non government organization Transparency International.

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; “Internal and not external causes”; Chile grows 1,7%

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's former President Sarney declares support for Lula

Former President Jose Sarney, a leading figure on the Brazilian right, declared his support Tuesday for leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid to win the October presidential election.
Also:
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke

Tuesday, August 27th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Santander Bank blames rich countries

Other headlines:
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina

Monday, August 26th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Peronists clearly ahead

The sum of vote intention for the different Peronist candidates in Argentina's next March presidential election indicates a clear victory for this party that has dominated the country's politics since 1940, according to the latest result of a weekly Ipsos-Mora poll published in the Buenos Aires Sunday press.

Saturday, August 24th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay's financial ordeal

Uruguay revealed this week some details of the Letter of Intention and Economic Policies Memorandum agreed with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, (that enabled the country to have access to a massive 3,9 billion US dollars assistance), forecasting a further two years of record recession.

Thursday, August 22nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Former President Menem Faces Courts

An Argentine judge summoned Carlos Menem on Wednesday to answer questions about his recent disclosure of a Swiss bank account, opening a new legal fray for the former president as he campaigns for a third term.

Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Cardoso visits Uruguay

Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso arrives in Montevideo this Tuesday for a 27 hours official visit to Uruguay.
Also:
Chilean sales to Argentina and Brazil during the first six months dropped 310 million US dollars as a direct result of the financial situation in both countries

Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine papers detail “Dirty War”

The United States on Tuesday turned over recently declassified documents to Argentine authorities that might shed light on human rights violations committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship

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