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Mercosur

  • Saturday, June 7th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    U.S., Chile Sign Historic Free Trade Agreement

    On June 6, the United States and Chile signed a Free Trade Agreement
    (FTA) “that when fully implemented eliminates bilateral tariffs,
    lowers trade barriers, promotes economic integration and expands
    opportunities for the peoples of both countries,” the Office of the
    U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced.

  • Friday, June 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina opens secret service files on terrorist attacks.

    The new Argentine government ordered secret service files to be opened to help the investigation of the bloodiest terrorist attack ever suffered by the country.

  • Friday, June 6th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Free Trade Agreement between Chile and U.S.A.

    Culminating a process begun almost nine years ago, Chile today Friday will become the first South American country to sign a free trade agreement with the United States

  • Thursday, June 5th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    President Kirchner Asks Congress to Remove Judges.

    Argentine President Nestor Kirchner criticized the Supreme Court and called on Congress to remove one or more of its justices, a move that may help consolidate his political power.

  • Wednesday, June 4th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Argentina closer.

    Argentina and Chile's Foreign Affairs ministers said that the free trade agreement Chile will be signing this Friday with the United States will not influence the strengthening of the Mercosur process.

  • Wednesday, June 4th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Interest rates and Lula's popularity remain high

    In spite of his praised performance in the Evian G8 summit in France before the leaders of the world's richest countries, Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is still pressed by the ongoing interest rate controversy that divides his administration.

  • Wednesday, June 4th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Greenspan anticipates modest growth.

    Federal Reserve president Alan Greenspan praised the extraordinary resilience of the United States economy and forecasted that the growth rate will quicken, although not as rapidly as anticipated by some analysts.

  • Wednesday, June 4th 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Argentina returns to deflation.

    Following sixteen months of inflation triggered last January 2002, when the Argentine currency was freely floated mainly against the US dollar, retail prices in Argentina have returned to practically zero or even negative.

  • Tuesday, June 3rd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Breaking News.

    Headlines:
    Hot line Buenos Aires-Brasilia; Trade surplus in Argentina; Controversy over exchange rate; Democrats warn about US deficit; Record crop in Brazil; “We're determined to kill and dismember inflation”; “We're determined to kill and dismember inflation”

  • Monday, June 2nd 2003 - 21:00 UTC

    Protectionism, social exclusion and terrorism.

    Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva proposed this Sunday in his speech before the leaders of the G 8 (the seven richest countries plus Russia) meeting in Envian, France the creation of a global fund to combat hunger and poverty. Suggestions for the funding are taxing world arms trade and reinvesting part of the interests accruing from loans to developing countries.