Chile has not entirely discarded the option of a contingency credit offered by the International Monetary Fund in 2001, in spite of the fact that financially we don't need a single peso.
US State Department Planning Office Director and one of Collin Powell's closest advisors, Richard Haas said there's no regional crisis in South America, and anticipated the Argentine situation will be overpowered with reforms currently in process.
Argentina formally requested the International Monetary Fund, IMF, to postpone one year repayment of a 2,8 billion US dollars loan that matures next September 9th.
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.
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.
Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; Internal and not external causes; Chile grows 1,7%
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.
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina
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.
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.