Paraguay's presidential election next April 27 has become a tight race with the candidate for the ruling Colorado Party leading followed two points behind by the main opposition figure according to the latest opinion poll published by ABC Color, one of the capital Asunción main newspapers.
The cabinet reshuffle Chilean president Ricardo Lagos anticipated for March is imminent, according to Government House sources in Santiago. Mr. Lagos is expected to name at least six new ministers and will be making the announcement in the middle of the Iraq crisis that should help shadow the original reason for the changes.
The president of Bolivia is considering a plan to resume cultivation of the raw ingredient in cocaine in a remote jungle basin ? a move the U.S. government fears would undermine what is viewed as its most successful anti-drug program in South America.
Dictator, con artist, stupid. The taunts are flying as Argentina's presidential race heats up, but the twist is that this year those hurling insults at each other belong to the same party.
Uruguay reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund that should give the country access to much needed financial assistance.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell admitted during a television interview in Washington that the overthrow of elected Chilean president Salvador Allende in 1973 is a part of the United States history of which we are not proud.
Glanbia, the Irish dairy consortium and one of the largest in the European Union signed in Montevideo a joint venture agreement with Uruguay's main dairy cooperative Conaprole to market produce in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
Chile's role as a non permanent member of the United Nations Security Council is becoming increasingly important as United States and Britain push for a second resolution on Iraq scheduled for March 7.
The European Union this week banned all beef imports from Paraguay after recording serious problems in the foot and mouth supervision and control measures. The decision was taken by the EU Food Chain and Animal Health Permanent Committee in Brussels following a proposal from the European Commission.
The Israeli Intelligence chief who master-minded the abduction of the Nazi killer Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960 for trial and execution in Israel has died in Israel, aged 91. Isser Harel was the head of Israel's foreign intelligence agency, Mossad, and also the first director of its domestic security agency, Shin Bet.