An Argentine federal judge ordered former de facto president Reynaldo Bignone arrested in connection with human rights abuses stemming from Argentina's 1976-83 dictatorship, reported Thursday the Buenos Aires press.
In an effort to ensure domestic supply and contain inflation Argentina announced Thursday the temporarily suspension of wheat and flour exports.
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At a time when his popularity has hit rock bottom at home, President Bush is slipping out of Washington today to visit five Latin American nations in the course of an eight-day trip. Bush's itinerary will take him first to Brazil, then south to Uruguay before heading north again for stops in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
United States President George Bush rejected in Sao Paulo accusations of U.S. neglect in Latin America. Bush spent Friday in Brazil the first leg of his five countries weeklong visit to Latinamerica.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned that President George W. Bush's attempts to bolster trade and improve ties with Latin America threaten to divide the region and undermine economic stability.
United States president George Bush arrived from Brazil at 21:35 local time in Montevideo, Uruguay, the second leg of his five countries Latinamerican trip and is scheduled to leave early Sunday morning for Colombia.
President Nestor Kirchner and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez signed accords on Friday to boost energy and agriculture cooperation. The highlight was a treaty to work toward the creation of a South American organization to coordinate exports of natural gas, signed in a ceremony at Argentina's suburban presidential residence.