A judge on Tuesday ordered the arrest of a former cabinet minister and two other former high-ranking officials in a growing corruption scandal affecting the center-left government of President Ricardo Lagos.
Warning shots were fired during an 11 hour pursuit which ended with the arrest of the Chinese-flagged vessel Fu-Yuan 3, which was fishing without a permit in San Jorge Gulf, Santa Cruz province.
Argentine caretaker president Eduardo Duhalde finally seems to have found the candidate for the coming April elections, Governor Néstor Kirchner, a man who should help renew faces in the ruling party and at the same time defeat his greatest opponent, former president Carlos Menem.
Argentina's Central Bank on Tuesday night fully lifted all currency market controls with the dual goal of maintaining the current price of the dollar and complying with the demands of the International Monetary Fund.
The Royal Navy Admiral and marine engineer involved in restoration of the liner ss Great Britain, rescued from the Falkland Islands in 1970, has died in the United Kingdom, aged 79.
High season in Punta Arenas, and besides the cruise vessels an estimated 600/700 travellers are arriving daily to the local airport.
An economic assessment agency that responds to strong Chilean business lobbies forecasted the country will continue, --for the sixth consecutive year--, with a flat growth index in 2003, and recommended more dynamism in taking advantage of trade opportunities as well as austerity and efficiency in government management.
Argentine public opinion that just a year ago was among the worlds most pessimistic now ranks sixteenth in optimistic expectations for 2003 according to a Gallup poll among 65 countries.
The International Monetary Fund announced Friday that it planned to send a negotiating team to Argentina for discussions on short-term loans following a meeting next week of the agency's executive board.
Brazil's new leftist president has delayed a plan to spend $700 million on jet fighters to upgrade the air force after vowing at his inauguration to feed the country's millions of hungry citizens.