All Argentine public opinion polls released over the weekend show the incumbent candidate First Lady Cristina Kirchner winning the presidential election next Sunday with no need for a run off although in the last few days opposition candidates advanced 8.3 percentage points in vote intention.
Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is experimenting with an on line booking system for hostels and home lodgings which should be fully operational by next mid January, reports the local press.
Insecurity is the growing, sustained concern among Argentines according to a public opinion poll published Sunday in Buenos Aires daily La Nacion. Poliarquia Consultants state that 39.3% of Argentine residents consider insecurity the country's main problem, which also represents a 12.1 percentage point advance over September's opinion poll.
Climate change consequences in the entomologic field have reached Magallanes Region in the far south of Chile and local authorities are cautioning about the appearance of a small spider identified as the false black widow, which can be lethal for people suffering different allergies.
One week after Chile's top environmentalists gathered in Santiago for the launch of a new book called Patagonia Sin Represas (Patagonia Without Dams), activists from Patagonia held a ground-level version of the event in Coyhaique, Region XI
October 19, two decades ago Alan Greenspan was fresh in the job, only two months before he had been named chairman of the Federal Reserve and that Monday was flying for a bankers conference to Dallas, Texas.