The United States Central Information Agency, CIA, forecasts prosperity for Latinamerica in the coming fifteen years based primarily in the information revolution and an important drop in the birth rate.
Brazil has embarked on policies that can make it a major international economic nation, according to a comprehensive review of South America's biggest country and Mercosur's dominant partner, published by the London Times Newspaper.
In a quick visit to Argentina and Uruguay Mike Moore, chairman of the World Trade Organisation urged a new trade round for the coming year and anticipated that agriculture will be in the negotiation table.
In a historical ceremony that marked the end of the 71 year rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, Vicente Fox took the oath of office Friday December lst. as the new president of Mexico, a country that has become the United States main trading partner, ahead of China, Japan and Canada.