Expectations for Chile's GDP growth in 2006 fell again for the fifth consecutive month this year, with the new projection set at 4.4% by the Central Bank (BC).
Uruguay meat exports marked a new record when they reached the billion US dollars totaling 476.448 tons on December 2nd. Uruguay's main clients this year have been United States and the Russian Federation.
The only way to achieve the key principles of international relations: collective responsibility, global solidarity, the rule of law, mutual accountability and multilateralism, is by making the best possible use of the United Nations, the departing Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Monday.
Uruguay announced the filing of a complaint against Argentina before the World Tourism Organization for the continuous obstruction by Argentine pickets of the bridges linking with Uruguay which threaten to cause significant losses in the coming Southern hemisphere summer season.
Bolivia is seriously considering becoming a full member of Mercosur and Ecuador's elected president said he favors building an only block with Mercosur and the Andean Community of Nations.
Uruguay is the country in Latinamerica which most supports democracy and has most trust in democratic governance, according to the 2006 edition of the Latinbarometer which measures the region's democratic credentials.
The Chilean government announced Sunday that the deceased dictator General Augusto Pinochet will be receiving honors of a former Commander in chief of the Army, and not of head of state or national mourning.