With December recording a negative 0,3%, retail prices in Chile finished 2003 with a 1,1% increase, the lowest since 1935, when the index actually dropped 1,4%.
Finance Ministers and heads of Central Banks of the seven more industrialized countries of the world, G-7, will be meeting next 6/7 February in Boca Ratón, Florida, according to a release from the US Treasury Department.
Mexico still discards the possibility of importing beef from countries such as Argentina and Uruguay in spite of the fact that it has closed borders with its main supplier the United States, after an outbreak of mad cow or Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, BSE, was confirmed in the state of Washington close to the Canadian border.
The effects of the new United States 2002 farm policy will have a negative impact for Latinamerican exports, according to a report from the United Nations Economic Committer for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal with main offices in Santiago.
The Chilean Torres del Paine National Park received a record number of foreign visitors during 2003 with a 22% increase over 2002.
The elected Legislative Council of the Falkland Islands has said it attaches no particular significance to the sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands issued by the Argentine Government last Saturday January 3.
The construction of a permanent Memorial at the Argentine War Cemetery at Darwin on East Falklands, in memory of Argentines killed in the 1982 conflict, has taken another step forward.