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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Headlines:Stiglitz forecast; Argentine primaries postponed; Public health co-ordination in Patagonia; Internal and not external causes; Chile grows 1,7%
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.
Chile clears mine fields;
Nigeria admits it's broke
USA Deeper in the red; Poverty in Argentina