Former President Carlos Menem, who aims to return to power, yesterday pledged to start cooperating with two judges who are investigating corruption charges against him.
President Fidel Castro announced the discovery of a crude oil deposit off shore Cuba apparently containing 100 million barrels.
US dollar 560/570 Pesos in Punta Arenas; Improved air service support for cruise industry; Tapping natural gas deposits in Magallanes.
The New York Times praised the Argentine economic recovery of the last three years in spite of the fact that when the December 2001 crisis broke out, an unprecedented social and economic collapse was forecasted.
A major reform of Brazil's bankruptcy laws has been approved by Congress; a move which is hoped will cut costs for business.
Former president Carlos Menem is scheduled to appear in court today and promise a judge investigating him on charges of tax evasion that he will never again shun court summons.
Introducing the glossy booklet, Director, Professor Chris Rapley says that their work this year has been highly successful, but was marred by the terrible loss of scientist Kirsty Brown in a leopard seal attack at Rothera. Her contribution, to Antarctic science he says, won't be forgotten.
More than 50,000 British troops will be serving away from their homes this Christmas. They include almost 9,000 in Iraq or the Gulf, more than 1,100 in the Balkans and 800 in Afghanistan.
In a Christmas Eve message of peace, Pope John Paul II lit a candle outside his darkened window and celebrated a Mass that offered prayers for calm and prosperity in the Holy Land
Two years after taking office Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can celebrate 2004 as a year of achievements both political and economic, however poverty and equality remain the soft spots of his administration.