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Monday, September 9th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Violence Erupts at March in Chile

Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators Sunday after violence erupted during a march marking the 29th anniversary of the military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet

Sunday, September 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Holland impress with 3-0 victory over Belarus

by Patrick Watts in Eindhoven.

Sunday, September 8th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentine Crime Wave Hits AP, Others

Gunmen entered a 13-story office tower housing The Associated Press and other organizations Sunday, tying up and blindfolding about 10 people as they went floor by floor stealing valuables.

Friday, September 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil: 17th World Petroleum Congress

Green energy sources cannot meet global development needs and no matter how hard ecologists push for viable alternatives, hydrocarbons will continue to fuel the world for decades, experts at the 17th World Petroleum Congress say.

Friday, September 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

IMF defers Argentine repayment

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved this Thursday a request from Argentina to extend by one year the repayment expectation of SDR 2.091 billion (about US$2.8 billion), which arises on September 9, 2002 under the Supplemental Reserve Facility (SRF).

Wednesday, September 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

More security in Santiago airport

A more rigorous checking of passengers and luggage, compulsory X rays for all luggage and hand pieces, plus a last generation scanner soon to be installed, are some of the current security measures in Santiago de Chile's airport, almost a year from the horrendous September 11th. terrorist attacks in the United States

Tuesday, September 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Zero growth in Brazil - Argentine trade surplus

Brazil's GDP barely increased 0,03% during the last twelve months, quiet distant from the 1 to 2% analysts predicted.Argentina experienced a 1,398 billion US dollar trade surplus during July, bringing the seven months total to 9,573 billion US dollars.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Contingency credit on standby

Chile has not entirely discarded the option of a contingency credit offered by the International Monetary Fund in 2001, in spite of the fact that “financially we don't need a single peso”.

Monday, September 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

“No regional crisis”, according to State Department

US State Department Planning Office Director and one of Collin Powell's closest advisors, Richard Haas said “there's no regional crisis in South America”, and anticipated the Argentine situation will be overpowered with reforms currently in process.

Saturday, August 31st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina requests waiver

Argentina formally requested the International Monetary Fund, IMF, to postpone one year repayment of a 2,8 billion US dollars loan that matures next September 9th.

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