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Saturday, July 28

BayArea.com / Reuters Peru's Toledo Urges No Arms Deals in South America: "The remarks from Toledo, a 55-year-old economist, were particularly pointed with Chilean President Ricardo Lagos, whose government is set to buy a fleet of fighter planes from the United States in a $714 million deal, in the audience. Lagos, in the front row of a group of regional leaders including Argentina's Fernando de la Rua and Colombia's Andres Pastrana, did not at first join in the vigorous applause. He simply nodded his head, then clapped moments later." The US arms industry is looking for new clients for its hardware.



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