As the oldest passenger car still in production, the old Beetle enjoyed one last moment of newness again, as Volkswagen unveiled the Last Edition of the bug, a cult classic the company plans to stop producing in a few weeks.
President Nestor Kirchner is considering passing a decree allowing former military leaders accused of human rights abuses during Argentina's military dictatorship to be extradited for trial, news reports said Wednesday.
Chile managed a trade surplus of 1.798,6 billion during the first half of 2003, with exports totalling 10.359 billion and imports 8,561 billion US dollars.
With only six months in office Brazilian president and former union leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces his first national strike following federal government employees' decision to cease activities in protest against the proposed reform to the pension system.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner in office since last May 25 has a positive image among 90,3% of the population according to a poll published this Sunday in the Buenos Aires press. The opinion poll also indicates that his strong standing has reduced his negative image to a mere 1,8% of interviews.
The Free Trade Association of the Americas, FTAA, that should become effective in 2005 involving 34 countries of the Americas is 90% concluded, although we still have to solve, agriculture and intellectual property, which are the toughest issues, remarked United States Ambassador Luis Lauredo in Guatemala.
Thirty years after the 1973 bloody military coup that enthroned dictator Augusto Pinochet, 87% of Chileans believe the country still has not achieved national reconciliation, according to a public opinion poll published last Sunday in Santiago's main daily El Mercurio.
Addressing the top brass of the Armed Forces on Monday night Argentine president Nestor Kirchner told officers from the three services that we can't take charge of the painful moments of our fatherland without contributing to the truth, and further on emphasized that the re-encounter of Argentines must not come from silence and complicity.
Argentine president Nestor Kirchner will be leaving Thursday night for London to begin a week long meeting with European leaders in France, Spain and Brussels where he will be meeting EU Executive Committee president Romano Prodi.
Argentine Chief of cabinet said that President Nestor Kirchner ended the submission taboo towards the International Monetary Fund, IMF that ruled Argentina's relations with the multilateral credit organization during the nineties