Monday, August 26th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Peronists clearly ahead

The sum of vote intention for the different Peronist candidates in Argentina's next March presidential election indicates a clear victory for this party that has dominated the country's politics since 1940, according to the latest result of a weekly Ipsos-Mora poll published in the Buenos Aires Sunday press.

Saturday, August 24th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay's financial ordeal

Uruguay revealed this week some details of the Letter of Intention and Economic Policies Memorandum agreed with the International Monetary Fund, IMF, (that enabled the country to have access to a massive 3,9 billion US dollars assistance), forecasting a further two years of record recession.

Thursday, August 22nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Former President Menem Faces Courts

An Argentine judge summoned Carlos Menem on Wednesday to answer questions about his recent disclosure of a Swiss bank account, opening a new legal fray for the former president as he campaigns for a third term.

Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Cardoso visits Uruguay

Brazilian president Fernando Cardoso arrives in Montevideo this Tuesday for a 27 hours official visit to Uruguay.
Chilean sales to Argentina and Brazil during the first six months dropped 310 million US dollars as a direct result of the financial situation in both countries

Tuesday, August 20th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine papers detail “Dirty War”

The United States on Tuesday turned over recently declassified documents to Argentine authorities that might shed light on human rights violations committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship

Monday, August 19th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil and Argentina's presidential race

Former Argentine president Adolfo Rodríguez Saá and opposition deputy Elisa Carrió are technically equal in vote intention for the coming March presidential elections according to the latest poll published this Sunday in the Buenos Aires press.

Thursday, August 15th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil - Chile - Venezuela Hot News

Petrobras, the Brazilian government oil company discovered an offshore field off the state of Espirito Santo to the north of Rio do Janeiro with estimated reserves of 600 million barrels.

Wednesday, August 14th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Hot News

IMF assistance for Paraguay; US Federal rates; US recommend “perseverance”; “Mercosur is ticking and alive”; Bus strike strangles Santiago; Repsol-YPF invests in Bolivia

Monday, August 12th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

UK supports Uruguayan forces

Britain donated the Uruguayan Defence Ministry a satellite communication system for the Uruguayan Armed Forces contingents operating in United Nations peace keeping operations.

Monday, August 12th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News from South America

IRA involvement in Colombia; “Violent coup” forecasted in Venezuela; Argentina requesting 7 billion US dollars


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