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Wednesday, September 4th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

More security in Santiago airport

A more rigorous checking of passengers and luggage, compulsory X rays for all luggage and hand pieces, plus a last generation scanner soon to be installed, are some of the current security measures in Santiago de Chile's airport, almost a year from the horrendous September 11th. terrorist attacks in the United States

Tuesday, September 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Zero growth in Brazil - Argentine trade surplus

Brazil's GDP barely increased 0,03% during the last twelve months, quiet distant from the 1 to 2% analysts predicted.Argentina experienced a 1,398 billion US dollar trade surplus during July, bringing the seven months total to 9,573 billion US dollars.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Contingency credit on standby

Chile has not entirely discarded the option of a contingency credit offered by the International Monetary Fund in 2001, in spite of the fact that “financially we don't need a single peso”.

Monday, September 2nd 2002 - 21:00 UTC

“No regional crisis”, according to State Department

US State Department Planning Office Director and one of Collin Powell's closest advisors, Richard Haas said “there's no regional crisis in South America”, and anticipated the Argentine situation will be overpowered with reforms currently in process.

Saturday, August 31st 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Argentina requests waiver

Argentina formally requested the International Monetary Fund, IMF, to postpone one year repayment of a 2,8 billion US dollars loan that matures next September 9th.

Friday, August 30th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Growing support for democracy

A majority of Latinamericans prefers a democratic government system although 27% are not satisfied with how it's working, and wouldn't mind some form of authoritarian regime.

Thursday, August 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Corruption in Latinamerica

Chile and Uruguay figure as the less corrupt countries in Latinamerica following the annual World Corruption Perception Index, which is elaborated by non government organization Transparency International.

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Breaking News

Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; “Internal and not external causes”; Chile grows 1,7%

Wednesday, August 28th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Brazil's former President Sarney declares support for Lula

Former President Jose Sarney, a leading figure on the Brazilian right, declared his support Tuesday for leftist candidate Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's bid to win the October presidential election.
Also:
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke

Tuesday, August 27th 2002 - 21:00 UTC

Santander Bank blames rich countries

Other headlines:
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina

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