Stories for April 2006
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday that the government can provide the funds needed to prevent troubled air carrier Varig from shutting down.
Mourners laid red carnations -- symbols of grief -- in the shadow of the ruined Chernobyl power station on Wednesday as they marked the 20th anniversary of the world's worst civil nuclear accident.
On 27 April 2006, the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, also known as MI6) will begin open advertising for the first time in its 97 year history, as a means of expanding the Service to meet 21st Century challenges such as terrorism and counter proliferation.
The 25th Anniversary of the Falklands Conflict will be marked by special commemorative events in June next year, Secretary of State for Defence John Reid announced today.
The left-leaning leaders of three South American heavyweights - Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela - agreed to invite their counterparts from throughout the region to August's scheduled unveiling of Caracas' plan for a $20 billion continent-spanning natural gas pipeline
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe remains the leading candidate for a second four-year term next month, though he has been sliding in opinion polls and according to the latest survey might have to face a run off.
Norwegian adventurer Cecilie Skog reached Monday the North Pole, making her the first woman to both climb the highest mountains on seven continents and ski to the so-called three poles, her team said Tuesday.
Ecuador expects to significantly increase oil revenue following the enforcement of a bill giving the government a 50% share in windfall profits from multinational oil companies.
The fragile situation of Mercosur, strengthening bilateral relations, energy and development were in the agenda of the meeting held late Tuesday in Sao Paulo between Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and his Brazilian host Lula da Silva.
BBC Mundo, the BBC's international radio and internet service in Spanish will, for the first time, provide news content on television thanks to a new arrangement with leading Latin American TV channel, Latinamerica Television (LTV).