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2006-07-20 18:47:16

By Hilary Burke CORDOBA, Argentina (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez marked his nation's debut as a member of South America's biggest trade bloc on Thursday at a two-day summit that also drew his friend, Cuban leader Fidel Castro. Venezuela formally became the fifth full member of Mercosur this month, as the bloc grapples with heated disputes among some member countries. Chavez, a self-described leftist revolutionary flush with crude oil revenue and a close Castro ally,...

2005-11-05 19:22:07

Please read in 10th paragraph, "in which all 34 countries actually talk in terms of enhanced trade and an FTAA" instead of "in which all 34 countries actually talked in terms of exchanged trade and the FTAA." In 11th paragraph, please read, "there is nothing in stone that says every time leaders get together they have to have a summit communique," instead of "there is nothing in stone that says any time leaders get together, they have to have a communique." A corrected story...

2005-11-05 18:27:53

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Leaders from around the Americas failed on Saturday to resolve key differences over how to create a hemisphere-wide free trade zone during a regional summit overshadowed by violent anti-U.S. protests. Talks on creating the U.S.-proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, have been stalled and the Bush administration had hoped to jump-start discussions here to establish the world's most populous free-trade...

2005-11-05 10:32:55

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Leaders from across the Americas sought on Saturday to bridge their differences over a push to create a hemisphere-wide trade area after protests eclipsed the opening day of talks. A collective nod for free trade would help bolster U.S. President George W. Bush's standing in Latin America, a region largely mistrustful of U.S.-backed, free-market policies that many in the region say have done little to alleviate...

2005-11-05 03:36:34

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - After protests and a riot marred the opening of a summit of presidents from the Americas, some leaders will seek on Saturday to unite the hemisphere behind an agreement to revive free-trade talks. The Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, scheduled to begin 10 months ago, has been at the heart of U.S. policy in the region. Some of the big Latin economies including Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela threw the brakes...

2005-11-04 13:02:59

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of marchers protested on Friday against U.S. President George W. Bush and his free-trade push, as leaders from the Americas gathered in an Argentine resort for a contentious debate on improving Latin America's economy. A mixed bag of protesters -- from Bolivian Indian women in traditional bowler hats to mothers of Argentine "dirty-war" victims -- filled 15 city blocks carrying signs with "Fuera...

2005-11-04 09:06:42

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Thousands of marchers on the streets of a heavily policed Argentine resort protested on Friday against U.S. President George W. Bush and his free-trade push as leaders from the Americas convened for a contentious debate on improving Latin America's economy. The protesters' voice inside the summit meeting room will be Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the leftist leader who opposes Bush's economic model. He arrived...

2005-11-04 09:00:55

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Thousands of marchers on the streets of a heavily policed Argentine resort protested on Friday against U.S. President George W. Bush and his free-trade push as leaders from the Americas convened for a contentious debate on improving Latin America's economy. The protesters' voice inside the summit meeting room will be Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the leftist leader who opposes Bush's economic model. He arrived...

2005-11-02 08:06:50

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said ahead of the 34-nation Summit of the Americas in Argentina that his proposal for a sweeping free-trade zone in the hemisphere has stalled and it is time to focus on a global trade agreement cutting agricultural subsidies. Speaking to a group of journalists before his visit to Argentina, Brazil and Panama, Bush said he had not changed his mind about the need for a Free Trade Agreement of the Americas, but that for...


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