Wednesday, October 16th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil props the Real

Chilean beef exports; Rhino tracheal bovine infection in Magallanes; English artist exhibit in Antarctica; More complaints about Lan Chile

Tuesday, October 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

Lula leads two to one;
IMF pushes Argentina; Ms. Krueger recommends re-scheduling;
“Sanitary alert” in Mercosur

Thursday, October 10th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

EU approves expansion

The European Commission approved this Wednesday a historic report recommending that ten new countries be admitted into the European Union by 2004. Future members who have fulfilled EU political and economic criteria are Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta.

Wednesday, October 9th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Ciro Gomes supports Lula

Former centre left candidate Ciro Gomes announced his full, “unrestricted and enthusiastic” support for Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the October 27th run off for the Brazilian presidency.

Tuesday, October 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

President Duhalde optimism

Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde said that the country would reach an understanding with the International Monetary Fund before November 9th when Argentina must honour a 250 million US dollars debt with the World Bank.

Tuesday, October 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

South America News

Dairy farmers of the world unite; Mega cruise conglomerate; Looking for investors; Chile and Mercosur; “The Argentine Consensus”; Argentine inflation recedes; Omega 3 fish oil from squid; Chilean red please;Salmon and trout exports drop in value...

Monday, October 7th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil: Yet another battle?

In spite of the overwhelming showing in Brazil's Sunday presidential election, almost doubling his closest opponent, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will have a run-off next October 27th.

Friday, October 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

The day after

With opinion polls indicating that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Hill and his Workers Party will be victorious in the first round of this Sunday's Brazilian crucial presidential election eyes are now set on the day after.

Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

“Protest” vote growing

With just six months to the presidential election, the Argentine electorate is sending ever more clear signals of its rejection of the political system.

Tuesday, October 1st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Chile in Security Council

Chile was chosen last week to the United Nations Security Council as non permanent member and will take over from Colombia next January. Chile will hold the post for two years.


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