In spite of the Panama Canal rates increase last May, overall 2005 hasn't been such a bad year for the Chilean maritime freight companies.
If Chilean elections were held next Sunday the ruling coalition candidate Michelle Bachelet would be forced to a run off since she has a 39% support followed by the two conservatives Sebastian Piñera, 22% and Joaquín Lavín,20%, according to the latest opinion poll released in Santiago.
THE Tourist Board's new ?generic' brochure used to promote the Falklands overseas is now being distributed.
Although Polling Day for the Falkland Islands General Election 2005 is Thursday 17th November, many of the more remote electors have already cast their vote and mobile polling teams continue to travel the Islands by land and air to ensure that anyone who wants to, will have the opportunity to exercise their democratic right this week.
Canadian Huguette Labelle, former president of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and current Chancellor of the University of Ottawa, is the new head of Transparency International (TI), the Berlin-based research and advocacy body devoted to fighting global corruption.
The current prices of copper have eluded all forecasts and 2005 will be remembered in Chile as the copper year.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva blamed the stalemate in World Trade Organization, WTO, talks on pressure from France's influential farmers.
This capital's mayor was suspended Monday after the municipal legislature voted to subject him to impeachment proceedings for alleged negligence with a deadly nightclub fire in December 2004.
With the hospitality industry playing an even greater role in many Latin American economies, the region's nations are putting more emphasis on developing a tourism industry that advances the goal of economic development while preserving the environment and traditional ways of life.
Argentina_ The four southernmost provinces of Chubut, Rio Negro, Santa Cruz, and Tierra del Fuego, Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands will venture into a joint marine project in order to preserve biological diversity and prevent coastal pollution.