On completing last week the sixth review of the Stand-By arrangement, IMF praised the performance of the Uruguayan economy and the sound prospects for 2005, underlining authorities' commitment to preserving the stabilization and reform gains through the political transition. The strong fiscal outcome for 2004 will facilitate the achievements of other targets next year.
Britain's Foreign Office confirmed that three-party talks to take forward the 27 October joint statement between the Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Spanish Foreign Minister Sr Moratinos will take place at Mr. Straw's official residence at Chevening House in Kent on 8-9 December.
The first stage of the work on the Elderly Care Ward, the replacement of the Isolation Unit, is well under way. The new Isolation Unit built, by Mach-Aire in Lancashire, is due to arrive on the 14th December.
Lone Yachtswoman Ellen MacArthur had some unexpected company as she headed southwards in mid-Atlantic in her bid to make the fastest time for a single-handed round-the-world voyage. Just two degrees north of the Equator she met up with Royal Navy frigate HMS Iron Duke and Royal Fleet Auxiliary tanker RFA Gold Rover.
Some 500 residents of the Argentine town of Magdalena filed a class action lawsuit seeking damages of more than 330 million US dollar from petroleum giant Shell over alleged damage to their health caused by a 1999 oil spill,
Buenos Aires press reported over the weekend.
Aerolíneas del Sur takes off this Monday; Record UVR in Punta Arenas; Chilean expedition researching in South Pole; Exploratory gas drilling in Tierra del Fuego; Local cellular phones in King George Island.
Euro stronger and stronger; Chilean peso stronger against US dollar; Chilean November inflation 0,3%; Argentine consumer prices unchanged in November; Brazilian sports industry immune to economic cycles.
The tenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 10) begins this Monday in Buenos Aires with the participation of experts from all over the world.
Former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet collected 6,8 million US dollars as travelling expenses during several overseas trips between 1974/76, according to some Chilean Defence Ministry declassified documents.
Falkland Islands Legislative Councillors answered criticism of their business trips abroad with an invitation to critics to stand for election.