Stories by Juan Carlos Perez

Patagon.com Buys KeyTrade Online

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (06/27/2000) - Patagon.com International Ltd., a
financial services site created to serve Latin America, continued its global
expansion by entering the U.S. market with the acquisition of KeyTrade Online
on Monday.

IBM Does a US$252M Services Tango with Telefónica

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (06/27/2000) - Telefónica de Argentina SA has decided to
outsource most of its computing operations to IBM Corp. and has awarded Big
Blue a six-and-a-half year contract worth US$252 million, the companies said.

Feeling Pretty and Witty Online in LatAm

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (06/26/2000) - The Miss Venezuela pageant? Won it. The
Miss Universe Pageant? Won it. Degrees in political science and municipal
management? Got them. The race for president of Venezuela? Lost it, but led the
polls for a long time. A race for state governor? Won it. And last week, she
had a bouncing baby boy after a difficult, high-risk pregnancy.

LatAm ISP Gets US$45 Million in Funding

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (06/21/2000) - IFX Corp., which offers both free and
fee-based Internet services in Latin America, has received US$45 million in
private equity financing from UBS Capital Americas to strengthen its operations
in the region.

ImpSat to Extend LatAm Network by 25 Percent

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (06/21/2000) - ImpSat Fiber Networks Inc. has decided
that, to succeed in Latin America's telecommunications market, it needs to
shift its gaze from the sky to the ground.

Microsoft Taking Orders for Windows CE 3.0

The new version of Windows CE, Microsoft
Corp.'s operating system designed to be embedded in devices, can now be
ordered, along with its application development tools, the company announced
Thursday.

UPS Buys LatAm Computer Repair Company

United Parcel Service of America Inc.
(UPS) announced on Wednesday it will buy a U.S. company focused on providing
computer-related service and parts in Latin America.

Nortel Lands US$240M Project in Brazil

A consortium controlled by Global Village
Telecom NV (GVT) has awarded a 3-year, US$240 million project to Nortel
Networks Corp. to build a telecommunications network that will provide voice,
data and Internet service in Brazil, the companies announced on Wednesday.

AOL Partners with Large Brazilian Bank

America Online Inc.'s Latin America joint
venture announced Tuesday that it will partner with Banco Itau SA, one of
Brazil's largest banks, a move that both parties say will help them attract new
customers.

ImpSat Launches Operations In Chile and Perú

ImpSat Fiber Networks Inc., a
telecommunications service provider, plans to invest US$30 million to launch
operations in Chile and Perú, increasing its presence in Latin America to eight
countries.

Microsoft Preps Security Server for Win2000

Microsoft Corp. is developing a security server that provides firewall and caching services for Windows 2000 users, a company official disclosed today at a briefing session during TechEd.

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