Saturday, November 16th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Conciliatory signs

International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Koehler said this Friday in Berlin that the IMF is committed to reach an agreement with Argentina.

Saturday, November 16th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Insipid EU-Mercosur round

European Union and Mercosur delegates ended in Brasilia their eighth round of negotiations for the creation of an association agreement with not much hopes of convergence in the controversial issue of agriculture.

Saturday, November 16th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Latin American Leaders Hold Talks

Latin American leaders gathered in a summit yesterday Friday 15th, discussing ways to ease poverty, fight drug trafficking and heal internal strife.

Friday, November 15th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina “pre-defaults”

The World Bank confirmed this Thursday that it received a partial payment of 79,2 million US dollars from Argentina against a scheduled payment of 805 million US dollars that was due last October 15. However the World Bank said that “it welcomes statements by government officials that Argentina remains committed to rectifying the situation as soon as possible”.

Wednesday, November 13th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

Headlines: Defence Minister Summit; New methanol plant in Punta Arenas; Praise for Mexico and Chile; Lower tariffs; “Hyper-corruption” in Bolivia; Migration to Spain.

Tuesday, November 12th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

IMF delegation in Brazil; Uruguayan inflation eases

Brazil will not accept an International Monetary Fund, IMF, proposal to increase the budget primary surplus, which has been agreed by the current government to stand at 3,75% of GDP in 2003

Monday, November 11th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Argentina: Crucial negotiation

Headlines: Crucial negotiation; Uruguayan beef and Nafta; Dramatic figures; Europe holds basic rates at 3,25%

Saturday, November 9th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Hot News from Argentina - Brazil and Chile

Headlines: British trade delegation;US envoys to meet Lula advisors; Duhalde: presidential election likely to be postponed; Chilean inflation; Slower growth; Extended corruption ring in Chile;

Friday, November 8th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

“Huracán” military exercises in Punta Arenas

Ten thousand servicemen including two submarines are scheduled to participate the coming week in the Chilean joint services exercise “Huracán” that will extend until November 18th.

Thursday, November 7th 2002 - 20:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

Headlines: Lula to visit Argentina; “Let's not mix passion with approval”; Closer to Mercosur citizenship; Brazil's GDP shrinking; ENAP attracts 290 million US dollars; Santiago and Austin, 2004 Culture capitals


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