Argentina' Economy Minister Roberto Lavagna predicted that the country's economy would expand this year 4,2%, although inflation will reach 14%, four points above the February announcement.
Chilean President Ricardo Lagos announced this week that Chile had successfully ended negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association, a grouping that includes Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Paraguay's incumbent presidential candidate is leading and has even increased its distance from other hopefuls for the coming April 27 general election, according to the latest opinion poll published this Sunday in the Asunción press.
Argentine lawyer Luis Moreno Ocampo has been tentatively chosen to be the first chief prosecutor of the new International Criminal Court in The Hague, legal sources and diplomats said yesterday.
War in Iraq will affect the already stagnant Latinamerican economy said Enrique Iglesias president of the Inter American Development Bank, IDB, during the opening ceremony of the 44th IDB annual assembly held in Milan, Italy.
President George Bush will be requesting the US Congress an additional 75 billion US dollars to face war costs and reinforce counter terrorism measures. The official announcement is expected Tuesday after a meeting of the President with Congress leaders and the National Economic Council.
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The European Union and Mercosur agreed last Friday in Brussels to continue advancing in negotiations to open markets improving product liberalization lists and the exchange of proposals in services and investments.
The ruling Argentine coalition candidate Governor Néstor Kirchner and former president Carlos Menem lead vote intention for the presidential April 27 election, according to the latest polls published in the Argentine media. However none of them manage to cross the 20% threshold.
With the start of the Iraq war Latinamerica fell back another step in the priority list of the United States, a tendency that unexpectedly irrupted when the September 11 attacks in spite of the President George Bush administration promise that this would become the century of the Americas.