Stories for May 2006
At some moment and point Argentina will recover the Malvinas forecasted Argentine Home Minister Anibal Fernandez during a ceremony to honour members of the National Gendarmerie that were killed in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict with Britain.
Unemployment in Chile during the mobile February-April quarter reached 8.3%, a slight 0.1% increase over the same period a year ago, and 0.4% above the first quarter of 2006, according to the county's Statistics Institute, INE.
Peruvian ultra nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala could perform better than expected in next Sunday's presidential run-off in spite of being ten points behind favourite Social democrat Alan Garcia.
Petrobras presented plans for a 6.5 billion US dollars petrochemical complex described as the biggest single project in the history of the company.
The World Animal Health Organization seated in Paris, OIE, nominated Uruguay's delegate Dr. Carlos Correa as vice-president following an overwhelming 95% support from the 140 countries present at the annual meeting.
Booming fish exports are having a positive effect on food security in the developing world, but good management of fisheries by developing nations is essential if they are going to continue to benefit over the longer term, FAO said Tuesday.
Chilean exporters are disgruntled with Brazil's decision to temporary block Chilean fruit imports following the discovery of a mite amongst the imported table grape, with the potential to devastate 30% of Brazil's grapevines.
In a meeting in Washington, April 21, the U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, told her Chilean counterpart, Alejandro Foxley, that Washington would simply not understand if Chile were to support Venezuela's bid to become a non-permanent member of the United Nation's Security Council.
Venezuela is buying helicopters, boats and military transport planes in defense deals worth about 2.7 billion US dollars, according to the latest figures compiled by the London based International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Spain's Repsol-YPF and ENARSA Argentina's newly created government owned oil corporation have contracted a seismic surveying vessel for three dimensional exploration in the South Atlantic offshore Colorado Basin.