Stories for July 2007
For a sixth time this year China tightened credit on Monday in a new effort to cool its roaring economy, ordering banks to shrink the pool of money for lending by increasing their reserves.
Latinamerica is set to invest 267 billion US dollars in energy projects in the next two decades according to the United Nations Economic Committee for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.
Brazil's Air Force directly blamed Airbus for the recent tragedy in the Sao Paulo Congonhas airport which killed 200 people.
Air traffic results for the first six months of the year expanded 6.3% in year-on-year international passenger demand, slightly higher than the 5.9% full-year rise recorded for the year 2006, according to the latest report from the International Air Transport Association, IATA
Argentina's President Nestor Kirchner said Monday it's essential that Mexico joins the Mercosur trade bloc. Kirchner is on a three-day trip to Mexico with his wife and presidential candidate Senator Cristina Fernandez to sign accords with President Felipe Calderon to deepen trade and investment between the two countries.
Uruguay currently has a cattle herd of 12 million head with beef becoming the main export commodity of the country, over a billion US dollars last year. Based on this it can be said that Uruguay is the country with the highest number of cattle per capita, 3.8.
According to a survey carried out by the Chilean Association of School Assistance and Scholarships (Junaeb) 19.4% of Chileans between the ages 9 and 11, are obese. This is particularly severe in the extreme south of the country where it affects 25% of children.
Argentine dissident opposition members proclaimed this Saturday governor Julio Cobos as Cristina Kirchner's ticket companion for the coming October presidential election which according to opinion polls favor the incumbent candidate.
Two days of direct dialogue between Uruguayan and Argentine diplomats over the pulp mills dispute is scheduled to begin next Monday in New York under the auspices of the Spanish Crown which is acting as coordinator of the round of talks.
With over 30% of the global burden of disease in children attributable to environmental factors, the United Nations health agency delivered the first ever report highlighting youngsters' special susceptibility to harmful chemical exposures at different periods of their growth, and the potential effects later in life.