Stories for August 2006
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced Wednesday in Sao Paulo the sale to China of 100 commercial planes, totalling a 2.7 billion US dollars contract.
The first civilian president after Argentina's dictatorship ended in 1983 defended his administration's amnesty laws while testifying at a human rights trial, but said he felt relieved when the laws were overturned.
Colombia has become a hot spot for oil and gas exploration in Latin America as energy multinationals face increasingly hostile business conditions elsewhere in the region, industry experts say.
Australia and France have agreed to sign a treaty to fight illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean, the waters encircling the continent of Antarctica.
Brazilian ambassador in Chile described as mere fantasy alleged statements by President Lula da Silva particularly offensive towards Chile, Argentine president Nestor Kirchner and former Uruguayan president Jorge Batlle.
Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez said here Thursday that his country and Peru are 90 percent of the way to concluding a free trade agreement.
Tens of thousands of protesters held aloft candles and photographs of murder victims Thursday night, exhorting President Nestor Kirchner to get tough against rampant crime.
Tony Blair has faced down Labour rebels by refusing to set a timetable for his departure.
If you are a tourist flying in Argentina, you risk paying twice as much for a ticket as an Argentine passenger.
Magallanes was Chile's region with the lowest unemployment in the May-July quarter, 4.2%, compared to the national average of 8.8% according to the latest release from the Chilean Statistics Institute.