Stories for April 29th 2006
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.
Argentina's Air Force fire baptism next May first will be commemorated with the exhibition in Santa Cruz province of the first Mirage Dagger to enter combat in the 1982 Falkland Islands conflict against Great Britain.
The world's largest commercial airliner, the 555 seat Airbus A380, will
make its British debut when it flies into London's Heathrow Airport on 18th May 2006
to carry out airport compatibility checks in conjunction with airport operator British Airports Authority (BAA).
The Argentine Air Force operating from Patagonia is currently involved in air exercise Pegasus which is scheduled to last until next May 5.
The US economy sprinted 4.8% in the first quarter of 2006, the fastest rate in two and a half years, following on a modest 1.7% in the last quarter of 2005 according to the Commerce Department.