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Summary.     Click for More > Nightclub fire kills 28 Congress elects Lozada president   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office   Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil State of emergency declared Lula leads presidential vote Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5% Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47 Europe's super rocket explodes Ronaldo best world player for third time Strike strangles oil exports
Peso devaluated Airliner crashed with 92 people   Fog hampers search for TAME airline's internal flight 120 from capita Quito Protesters have taken to streets Man detained on US flight Peso passes first test Army storms rebel zone Car bombs kill 8 near US embassy President to resign   Chavez returns to power  Ousted President formally resumed his presidential powers in a televised ceremony Uribe elected president Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal   Brazil wins World Cup
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  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award
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Peso devaluated  New government ends 10 years of parity with the US dollar. 1.4 pesos would buy $1, a devaluation of 30% Rebels agreed to resume talks Airliner crashed with 92 people Map of Quito Ecuador


January 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jan.1  Riots as Congress meets
 E. Duhalde becomes president
Jan.5  Rescue plan approved
Jan.6  
Jan.10  Deadline extended for rebels
Jan.12  Peace process collapses
Jan.13  Rebels agree to leave haven
Jan.14
Jan.25  March against bank curbs
Jan.28  
  Fog hampers search for TAME airline's internal flight 120 from capita Quito


February 2002 ... more > Top ^
Feb.1  Economic package delayed   Protesters have taken to streets  President criticised the Supreme Court over a ruling that said limits on cash withdrawals were unconstitutional Feb.2  Supreme court faces challenge Feb.3 Crisis package unveiled
Feb.7   Man detained on US flight  28-year-old Uruguayan has been detained after trying to enter the cockpit and was overpowered by crew members Feb.8 Major constitutional changes Feb.11   Peso passes first test  Peso, floating freely for the first time in a decade, ended trading stable against the dollar Feb.22   Army storms rebel zone  Soldiers met little resistance as they have begun retaking a huge rebel safe haven

March 2002 ... more > Top ^
Mar.20     Car bombs kill 8 near US embassy
  Two car bombs have exploded less than three days before a visit by US President Bush Mar.23 Bush supports Peru's war on terrorism


April 2002 ... more > Top ^
Apr.11     President to resign  Hugo Chavez is preparing to resign to the military leaders, the army's chief says Apr.12 Interim president sworn in
Apr.14     Chavez returns to power
  Ousted President formally resumed his presidential powers in a televised ceremony
Apr.19 Bank freeze ordered


May 2002 ... more > Top ^
May.26     Uribe elected president  Right-wing candidate, 49-year-old lawyer, has secured more than 53% of the vote. Serpa, of Liberal Party, attracted 31%

June 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jun.5 Galapagos spill decimates iguanas
Jun.17  Brazil past Belgium 2-0, into quarterfinals Jun.21 Brazil beat England 2-1 in quarterfinal Jun.26   Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal  Ronaldo's shot, which Turkey goalkeeper Recber got a hand to but could not keep out, decided a tight tussle Jun.30     Brazil wins World Cup
  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award


July 2002 ... more > Top ^
Jul.1 Pinochet ruled unfit for trial Jul.12 52 people killed in fighting Jul.17 Freak cold snap kills 59 Jul.20   Nightclub fire kills 28  A fire swept through a dance club that had no sprinklers and poorly marked exits Jul.22 Menem denies bomb cover-up Jul.24 4 dead, 45,000 homeless in floods Jul.25  Serial killer gets 121 years Jul.27  50 years after Evita's death Jul.30  Banking crisis

August 2002 ... more > Top ^
Aug.1  Olimpia win Libertadores over Caetano Aug.3  Bomb explodes days before inauguration Aug.4   Congress elects Lozada president  Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, a U.S.-educated, pro-market former president, is to lead the country for 5 years  U.S. $1.5bn aid deal for Uruguay Aug.6  Protesters burn O'Neill photos Aug.7     Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office
Map of Bogota Colombia
  Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration
    IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil  The International Monetary Fund is hoping to help pull the country and the region out of crisis Aug.9  Police and Chavez supporters in gunfight Aug.11     State of emergency declared  New President Alvaro Uribe declared a state of emergency to fight a 'regime of terror' following a surge of war violence Aug.14  Chavez supporters protest coup ruling Aug.18  Chavez celebrated anniversary Aug.21  Chavez mulling constitutional reforms Aug.22  Rebels reject UN mediation Aug.23 Economy registers sharpest drop ever  Torture of navy cadets investigated Aug.24  Thousands of Chavez supporters march Aug.26  Venezuela recovering, president says Aug.30 Plane crash leaves 24 dead

September 2002 ... more > Top ^
Sep.8  Violence erupts in march marking coup Sep.11  OAS in Venezuelan peace mission Sep.13  Calls for world help in war against drugs  Massive drug seizure Sep.17  Pilgrim's bus plunges off road  Riot police disband anti-govt. protest Sep.24  Colombian paramilitary leader indicted Sep.29  11 die during riot at prison

October 2002 ... more > Top ^
Oct.5 Presidential polls show leftist to win
Oct.6  Leftist seeks outright victory   Lula leads presidential vote  Partial results show 56-year-old leftist steelworker and union leader had 46.6% Oct.7  Lula in runoff for president Oct.10  Thousands rally against Chavez Oct.13  Opposition seeks Chavez challenger  Lula dominant in presidency runoff polls Oct.17 Civilians flee Medellin battle zone Oct.20  5 candidates fighting for lead Oct.22  Bomb blast kills 3, injures at least 11  Officers urge rebellion against Chavez Oct.27  'Lula' poised to win elections   Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Oct.28  Lula seeks to reassure markets Oct.30  New plan to save Amazon forests

November 2002 ... more > Top ^
Nov.7  'Tri-border' back on terrorism radar Nov.8  Drugs baron released Nov.11 Bishop Jimenez kidnapped
Nov.14  Argentina faces fresh default  Soldiers on streets highlight peace talks

December 2002 ... more > Top ^
Dec.1   Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47
  A fire ripped through a packed basement. Most of the victims suffocated by smoke Dec.4  Chavez calls strike new coup attempt Dec.5 Troops step into strike
 President faces impeachment Dec.6  Navy seizes tanker Gunfire kills 2 at opposition rally Dec.7 Pro-Chavez rally in Caracas  Chavez threatens state of emergency Dec.9  Chavez supporters surround TV stations  Mudslides kill dozens Dec.11   Europe's super rocket explodes  New heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5-ESCA has failed on its maiden flight and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later Dec.13  U.S. urges early Venezuelan elections  Bomb blasts rock Bogota Dec.14  Chavez rejects U.S. call for early vote Opposition protests Chavez Dec.15 Troops seize tanker Dec.16 Army condemns strike  Ronaldo wins second Golden Ball award Dec.17   Ronaldo best world player for third time
  The 26-year-old striker was top scorer at the 2002 World Cup, hitting 8 goals including 2 in the final as Brazil beat Germany  Caracas reels as protests continue Dec.18 'Many dead' in ferry disaster   Strike strangles oil exports
  Opposition demonstrators blocked major highways and roads, paralyzing parts of the capital Dec.19 Oil execs defy court order, stay off job Dec.20  OAS brokers election meeting Dec.21  UK tells nationals to leave Venezuela  Trevi returns  Troops board tankers Dec.22  Chavez vows to break oil strike Dec.23  Authorities claims oil industry progress Dec.25  Caracas Christmas marked by protests Dec.26  Venezuela begins importing oil Dec.27  Strike pushes oil to 2-year high Dec.28 Fighting kills at least 60 Dec.29  Venezuela importing gas to ease oil strike Dec.30  Several injured in Caracas clashes


Rebels agreed to resume talks Army storms rebel zone  Soldiers met little resistance as they have begun retaking a huge rebel safe haven 52 people killed in fighting Civilians flee Medellin battle zone Troops step into strike Troops seize tanker Army condemns strike Fighting kills at least 60 Airliner crashed with 92 people Map of Quito Ecuador




South America, 2002 War & Army Timeline ... See World War & Army timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.10  Deadline extended for rebels
Jan.12  Peace process collapses
Jan.13  Rebels agree to leave haven
Jan.14
Feb.22
Jul.12
Aug.22  Rebels reject UN mediation
Aug.23  Torture of navy cadets investigated
Sep.13  Massive drug seizure
Oct.17
Oct.22  Officers urge rebellion against Chavez
Nov.14  Soldiers on streets highlight peace talks
Dec.5
Dec.6  Navy seizes tanker
Dec.15
Dec.16
Dec.21  Troops board tankers
Dec.28




South America, 2002 Disasters Timeline ... See World Disasters timeline Top ^
2002
Jan.28
  Fog hampers search for TAME airline's internal flight 120 from capita Quito
Feb.7 Man detained on US flight  28-year-old Uruguayan has been detained after trying to enter the cockpit and was overpowered by crew members Jun.5 Galapagos spill decimates iguanas Jul.17 Freak cold snap kills 59 Jul.20 Nightclub fire kills 28  A fire swept through a dance club that had no sprinklers and poorly marked exits Jul.24 4 dead, 45,000 homeless in floods Aug.30 Plane crash leaves 24 dead Sep.17  Pilgrim's bus plunges off road Sep.29  11 die during riot at prison Oct.17 Civilians flee Medellin battle zone Oct.30  New plan to save Amazon forests Dec.1 Nightclub Blaze in Caracas Kills 47  A fire ripped through a packed basement. Most of the victims suffocated by smoke Dec.9  Mudslides kill dozens Dec.11 Europe's super rocket explodes  New heavy-lift rocket Ariane 5-ESCA has failed on its maiden flight and exploded over the Atlantic three minutes later Dec.18 'Many dead' in ferry disaster



South America, 2002 Sports Timeline ... See World Sports timeline Top ^
2002 Jun.17  Brazil past Belgium 2-0, into quarterfinals Jun.21 Brazil beat England 2-1 in quarterfinal
Jun.26 Brazil beats Turkey 1-0 in semifinal  Ronaldo's shot, which Turkey goalkeeper Recber got a hand to but could not keep out, decided a tight tussle Jun.30   Brazil wins World Cup
  Brazil 2-0 Germany. Ronaldo scored both goals and gets Golden Boot award
Aug.1  Olimpia win Libertadores over Caetano Dec.16  Ronaldo wins second Golden Ball award Dec.17 Ronaldo best world player for third time  The 26-year-old striker was top scorer at the 2002 World Cup, hitting 8 goals including 2 in the final as Brazil beat Germany



South America, 2002 Business Timeline ... See World Business timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.5  Rescue plan approved Jan.6 Peso devaluated  New government ends 10 years of parity with the US dollar. 1.4 pesos would buy $1, a devaluation of 30% Jan.25  March against bank curbs Feb.1  Economic package delayed Feb.3 Crisis package unveiled
Feb.11 Peso passes first test  Peso, floating freely for the first time in a decade, ended trading stable against the dollar Apr.19 Bank freeze ordered Jul.30  Banking crisis Aug.4  U.S. $1.5bn aid deal for Uruguay Aug.6  Protesters burn O'Neill photos Aug.7   IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil  The International Monetary Fund is hoping to help pull the country and the region out of crisis Aug.23 Economy registers sharpest drop ever Aug.26  Venezuela recovering, president says Oct.28  Lula seeks to reassure markets Nov.14  Argentina faces fresh default Dec.5 Troops step into strike Dec.18 Strike strangles oil exports  Opposition demonstrators blocked major highways and roads, paralyzing parts of the capital Dec.19 Oil execs defy court order, stay off job Dec.23  Authorities claims oil industry progress Dec.26  Venezuela begins importing oil Dec.27  Strike pushes oil to 2-year high Dec.29  Venezuela importing gas to ease oil strike



South America, 2002 Crime Timeline ... See World Crime timeline Top ^
2002 Mar.20   Car bombs kill 8 near US embassy  Two car bombs have exploded less than three days before a visit by US President Bush Jul.1 Pinochet ruled unfit for trial
Jul.22 Menem denies bomb cover-up Jul.25  Serial killer gets 121 years Aug.3  Bomb explodes days before inauguration Aug.7   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office Map of Bogota Colombia
  Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration
Aug.14  Chavez supporters protest coup ruling Sep.13  Calls for world help in war against drugs Sep.13  Massive drug seizure Sep.24  Colombian paramilitary leader indicted Sep.29  11 die during riot at prison Oct.22  Bomb blast kills 3, injures at least 11 Nov.7  'Tri-border' back on terrorism radar Nov.8  Drugs baron released Nov.11 Bishop Jimenez kidnapped Dec.6 Gunfire kills 2 at opposition rally Dec.13  Bomb blasts rock Bogota Dec.21  Trevi returns



South America, 2002 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2002 Jan.1  Riots as Congress meets Jan.1  E. Duhalde becomes president Jan.5  Rescue plan approved Jan.25  March against bank curbs Feb.1 Protesters have taken to streets  President criticised the Supreme Court over a ruling that said limits on cash withdrawals were unconstitutional Feb.2  Supreme court faces challenge Feb.8 Major constitutional changes
Mar.23 Bush supports Peru's war on terrorism Apr.11   President to resign  Hugo Chavez is preparing to resign to the military leaders, the army's chief says Apr.12 Interim president sworn in Apr.14   Chavez returns to power
  Ousted President formally resumed his presidential powers in a televised ceremony
May.26   Uribe elected president  Right-wing candidate, 49-year-old lawyer, has secured more than 53% of the vote. Serpa, of Liberal Party, attracted 31% Jul.27  50 years after Evita's death Aug.4 Congress elects Lozada president  Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, a U.S.-educated, pro-market former president, is to lead the country for 5 years Aug.4  U.S. $1.5bn aid deal for Uruguay Aug.6  Protesters burn O'Neill photos Aug.7   Blasts kill 17 as Uribe takes office
Map of Bogota Colombia
  Several explosions rocked downtown Bogota just before Uribe was walking up the Congress building's steps for inauguration
Aug.7   IMF throws extra $30bn to Brazil  The International Monetary Fund is hoping to help pull the country and the region out of crisis Aug.9  Police and Chavez supporters in gunfight Aug.11   State of emergency declared  New President Alvaro Uribe declared a state of emergency to fight a 'regime of terror' following a surge of war violence Aug.14  Chavez supporters protest coup ruling Aug.18  Chavez celebrated anniversary Aug.21  Chavez mulling constitutional reforms Aug.24  Thousands of Chavez supporters march Sep.8  Violence erupts in march marking coup Sep.11  OAS in Venezuelan peace mission Sep.13  Calls for world help in war against drugs Sep.17  Riot police disband anti-govt. protest Oct.5 Presidential polls show leftist to win Oct.6  Leftist seeks outright victory Oct.6 Lula leads presidential vote  Partial results show 56-year-old leftist steelworker and union leader had 46.6% Oct.7  Lula in runoff for president Oct.10  Thousands rally against Chavez Oct.13  Opposition seeks Chavez challenger Oct.13  Lula dominant in presidency runoff polls Oct.20  5 candidates fighting for lead Oct.27  'Lula' poised to win elections Oct.27 Leftist Lula wins presidency by landslide
  Former union boss Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had 61.5% to ruling party candidate Serra's 38.5%
Dec.4  Chavez calls strike new coup attempt Dec.5  President faces impeachment Dec.6 Gunfire kills 2 at opposition rally
Dec.7 Pro-Chavez rally in Caracas Dec.7  Chavez threatens state of emergency Dec.9  Chavez supporters surround TV stations Dec.13  U.S. urges early Venezuelan elections Dec.14  Chavez rejects U.S. call for early vote Dec.14 Opposition protests Chavez Dec.17  Caracas reels as protests continue Dec.18 Strike strangles oil exports  Opposition demonstrators blocked major highways and roads, paralyzing parts of the capital Dec.20  OAS brokers election meeting Dec.21  UK tells nationals to leave Venezuela Dec.22  Chavez vows to break oil strike Dec.25  Caracas Christmas marked by protests Dec.30  Several injured in Caracas clashes