One person died and 1000 were evacuated from the city and province of Buenos Aires due to the heavy rains and winds that have been hitting the Rio de la Plata area since Saturday.
Ecuador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced Sunday evening that 26 percent of the votes in the day's presidential election have been counted and that businessman Alvaro Noboa was in the lead with 17.47 percent.
Ecuador's Indians, who - depending on who's counting - make up between a quarter and nearly half the Andean nation's population of 12 million, hope their recent efforts to better organize will pay off with increased influence resulting from Sunday's elections.
President Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the two candidates vying to succeed him agree that Brazil will only accept the creation of the Free-Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) if the pact takes their country's interests into account.
Chilean beef exports; Rhino tracheal bovine infection in Magallanes; English artist exhibit in Antarctica; More complaints about Lan Chile
Lula leads two to one;
IMF pushes Argentina; Ms. Krueger recommends re-scheduling;
Sanitary alert in Mercosur
The European Commission approved this Wednesday a historic report recommending that ten new countries be admitted into the European Union by 2004. Future members who have fulfilled EU political and economic criteria are Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Cyprus and Malta.
Former centre left candidate Ciro Gomes announced his full, unrestricted and enthusiastic support for Luis Inacio Lula da Silva in the October 27th run off for the Brazilian presidency.
Argentine president Eduardo Duhalde said that the country would reach an understanding with the International Monetary Fund before November 9th when Argentina must honour a 250 million US dollars debt with the World Bank.
Dairy farmers of the world unite; Mega cruise conglomerate; Looking for investors; Chile and Mercosur; The Argentine Consensus; Argentine inflation recedes; Omega 3 fish oil from squid; Chilean red please;Salmon and trout exports drop in value...