Chilean President Ricardo Lagos is scheduled to arrive in Buenos Aires for his first official visit to Argentina since President Nestor Kirchner took office on May 25.
President Luis Gonzalez Macchi said Tuesday that Paraguay's government has no knowledge of an alleged plan to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro, one of the dignitaries invited to the Aug. 15 inauguration of incoming chief executive Nicanor Duarte.
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed this Monday the third review of Argentina's performance under a seven-month, SDR 2.17 billion (about US$3.04 billion) Stand-By Arrangement, which was approved last January 24, 2003.
The last Friday decision of the Brazilian Central Bank to cut the basic interest rate, Selic, from 26 to 24,5% seems to have frustrated businessmen and unions since it's not considered sufficient to revert growing unemployment and local demand contraction.
Chile signed last week the loaning during the next fifty years of 42,000 acres in the north of the country for the building of the world's major astronomy observatory, an undertaking that will demand over 550 million US dollars.
A regional alert against foot and mouth disease was announced in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, at the end of a meeting of Agriculture and Livestock Ministers and experts from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile and Peru.
A majority of Argentines consider as correct the recent decision of President Nestor Kirchner to revoke the decree that impeded the extradition of Argentine military allegedly involved in human rights crimes.
Cuban President Fidel Castro returned to Moncada Barracks in Santiago on Saturday to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack that set in motion the revolution that brought him to power in 1959.
The so-called angel of death, a notorious death squad leader who has become a sinister icon of Argentina's 1976-83 dirty war against leftists, was arrested here Friday pending possible extradition to Spain, official sources said.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner said Wednesday that he had received from U.S. counterpart George W. Bush unconditional support for his country's economic recovery and for the Argentine stance in negotiations with the IMF.