Monday, May 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil: “Lula effect”

Government and opposition have closed ranks in condemning several international banks that are warning investors about a possible victory of Socialist Luis Inacio da Silva, “Lula”, in the coming Brazilian October presidential election to succeed president Fernando Cardoso.

Monday, May 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Chile exposed to Argentina

Argentina ensured Chile that the supply of oil and natural gas will proceed, and be honored, as established in the bilateral agreements. Argentine Foreign Affairs Secretary Carlos Ruckauf visited Santiago to relieve Chilean officials who were shocked when a few weeks ago in the midst of a labor dispute, union leaders blocked the supply of natural gas to Chile.

Monday, May 6th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Priority is “conservation”

Rafael María Delpech is Argentina's new Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Secretary. Mr. Delpech replaces Mr. Miguel Paulón who resigned in protest over President Duhalde's administration decision to tax up to 30% agriculture and fisheries exports.

Sunday, May 5th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

After early dismissals, fears of “contagion” from Argentina are voiced

The conclusion that there would be no 'contagion' from the Argentine crisis seems to have been premature Ïor so a growing number of personalities have been suggesting.

Sunday, May 5th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Former Bolivian president and dictator dies

Former Bolivian president Hugo Banzer, a military dictator who later was democratically elected died this week in his hometown of Santa Cruz.

Saturday, May 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina Swears in 3 New Ministers

In the latest reshuffle of his embattled Cabinet, Argentine President Eduardo Duhalde on Friday swore in three new ministers and brought radical trade union power into the heart of his government.

Friday, May 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Menem plots comeback to power in Argentina

“Menem returns!” proclaims a message scrawled on the dusty colonial square in La Rioja, a far-flung Argentine city near the border with Chile.

Tuesday, April 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Peso Holds Firm in Argentina

Argentina's peso held firm against the dollar Monday as banks and foreign currency houses reopened after a weeklong shutdown and as a new economy minister was taking charge.

Tuesday, April 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Strong support for Uruguay

Uruguay has been promised an additional one billion US dollars to support its financial system that has been exposed to the impact of Argentina's current political and economic turmoil.

Monday, April 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Uruguay to Keep Relations With Cuba

Uruguay's President Jorge Batlle said Saturday his country will maintain consular relations with Cuba, despite a deep row between the two countries in recent weeks.


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