Stories for April 2006
Peru recalled its ambassador from Venezuela on Saturday over what it called President Hugo Chavez's persistent and flagrant interference in its upcoming presidential elections.
Bolivia's new left-leaning president signed a pact with Cuba and Venezuela on Saturday rejecting U.S.-backed free trade and promising a socialist version of regional commerce and cooperation.
Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity.
Some 100,000 people on Sunday protested in Argentina against Uruguay's plans to build two paper mills along the Uruguay River, a project opponents say will pollute the waterway dividing the two countries, police said.
Chile the European Union and the United Nations Development Program will be signing May 2 a cooperation agreement for the mine clearance in Tierra del Fuego
President Hugo Chavez said Friday that he will withdraw Venezuela's ambassador to Peru if Alan Garcia wins next month's presidential election runoff.
The unemployment rate in Chile reached 7.9% in the first quarter of 2006, the same rate as in similar period of 2005 mainly because a larger number of people are looking for jobs in coincidence with an economic expansive cycle.
A German shipyard delivered this week the world's largest passenger ship to its US owner, Florida-based cruise operator Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. at a ceremony in Hamburg that drew crowds of onlookers.
An international team set off Friday from Peru on a raft in a modern recreation of the epic 1947 Kon-Tiki expedition led by Thor Heyerdahl. The crew of six, which includes Heyerdahl's 28-year-old grandson, Olav, used traditional techniques to build a raft, named Tangaroa, (name of Polynesian sea god), out of balsa wood.
The murder of a sister of one of Colombia's most prominent political figures shocked the presidential election campaign and prompted President Alvaro Uribe to reaffirm his country's commitment to democracy.