Stories for October 2007
Russia is decisively opposed to any splitting of Antarctica based on unilateral territorial claims, although was cautious about UK's seabed claims in that region, announced a release from the Russian Foreign Ministry.
Chile fell nine spots in the 2007 Globalization Index, compiled by Foreign Policy magazine and the management consulting firm AT Kearney. Additionally, Chile is no longer the most globalized Latin American country, as Panama and Costa Rica jumped to higher spots on the list
Argentina's 2007/08 corn crop could surpass last season's record output by more than 10% but analysts had mixed views on soybeans' potential due to concerns about yields. The country produced 21.8 million tons of corn last season and a record 47.6 million tons of soybeans.
Borders & Southern Petroleum PLC announced this week it has started the acquisition of 3D seismic data across its South Falkland Basin acreage and that it expects to complete the data collection in the first quarter of 2008.
A United Nations expert has condemned the growing use of crops to produce bio-fuels as a replacement for gasoline as a crime against humanity. The UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Jean Ziegler, said he feared bio-fuels would bring more hunger.
First lady Cristina Fernandez, in her first televised interview since winning Argentina's presidency, thanked her husband for his role in her triumph and wished Hillary Rodham Clinton well in her U.S. election bid.
Officials from Posada de Mike Rapu, Explora's new luxury hotel on Chile's Easter Island, confirmed that it will open on December 15. Demand has been high: the hotel is almost completely booked through the remainder of the year.
Brazil was confirmed as host of the 2014 men's World Cup on Tuesday, marking the first time since 1950 that the privilege has been bestowed on the country that calls itself the land of the football boot.
The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to urge the United States to end its 46-year-old trade embargo against Cuba after its foreign minister accused the U.S. of stepping up its brutal economic war to new heights.
Argentines expect 20% inflation in the next year, double the official rate and consumer confidence has shed 21% after hitting an all-time high in January, according to a survey done this month by Torcuato Di Tella University.