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Monday, December 30th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Duhalde thanks aides for saving Argentina from “anarchy”

President Eduardo Duhalde on Monday thanked his ministers for helping to stem over the past year a social, political and economic crisis that took Argentina “only a step away from anarchy.” “One year ago, when we assumed power, the country was just a step away from anarchy, with clashes among Argentines,” Duhalde said at a meeting of some 450 government officials at the Olivos presidential residence.

Saturday, December 28th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Uruguay pledges strict adherence to debt payments

Uruguay will “strictly” comply with its foreign debt obligations in 2003, Economy and Finance Minister Alejandro Atchugarry said Friday.

Friday, December 27th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina expects record tourist season

Argentina is expecting record numbers of tourists during the Southern Hemisphere's summer season, officials said Thursday.

Wednesday, December 25th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Beaking News

Headlines: Argentine Central Bank halts dollar transactions; Foreign investment in Chile down 62 percent; Venezuelan strike pushes up prices of Ecuadorian crude; Court Releases Argentine Media Tycoon.

Tuesday, December 24th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Brazil's President-Elect Names Cabinet

President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva completed his cabinet Monday, naming 12 new ministers including a former presidential rival and a popular musician.

Monday, December 23rd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina starts to see positive signs

A year ago Monday, Argentina committed the biggest sovereign debt default in history. Last week it claimed the country's four-year recession was over.

Sunday, December 22nd 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Venezuela tanker delivers oil shipment

Oil workers and a crew loyal to the government of Hugo Chávez, the Venezuelan president, began unloading fuel on Sunday from the Pilín León, a strike-bound tanker containing 280,000 barrels of gasoline, at a distribution terminal near the western city of Maracaibo.

Friday, December 20th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

OAS: Venez. govt and opposition talk of election for first time

OAS Secretary General Cesar Gaviria announced Thursday that Venezuelan government and opposition representatives spoke for the first time about an electoral solution to the country's ongoing political crisis.

Friday, December 20th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Clarin newspaper owner placed under house arrest

The owner of Argentina's largest newspaper was placed under house arrest Friday while investigators look into whether she adopted children taken from prisoners of the 1976-1983 military regime.

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