Stories for June 26th 2007
Bolivian ambassador to Chile Roberto Finot proposed Sunday that Bolivia rent a small strip of coastal Chile to allow the landlocked nation access to the Pacific Ocean. The 50-year sovereignty-free port concession would not force Chile to cede any portion of its territory or sovereignty.
The US Central Intelligence Agency has posted hundreds of once secret documents on its website.
The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park have been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced today.
Bolivia took control Tuesday of two refineries it bought back from Brazil's Petrobras following a long dispute over the final price and insurance policy reported the Bolivian news agency.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who may be named as an international Middle East peace envoy, said he will do anything he can to bring about a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Several countries called for adopting a precautionary approach to the fragile marine environment as one week of talks on how best to manage and protect the world?s marine genetic resources opened at the United Nations.
Plymouth-based helicopter carrier HMS Ocean, the Royal Navy's largest warship, has made another seizure of nearly half a ton of cocaine during its current maritime security patrol in the Atlantic and Caribbean.
Chile?s Free Competition Tribunal, TDLC, fined Lan Airlines and Lan Cargo the equivalent of 128.000 US dollars each for non competition practices in the transport of international cargo to Punta Arenas, where both companies have a dominant situation, according to the ruling.
The Patagonian province of Santa Cruz and Petrobras signed an agreement for the exploration of two gas basins in the extreme south of Argentina, plus the possibility of further concessions to another foreign company.