The Chilean salmon industry rejected on Tuesday to an article from The New York Times which claims that local farmers use hormones to speed growth and antibiotics to deal with the infectious anemia, ISA, outbreak.
Brazil's government managed oil corporation Petrobras announced Tuesday that its first oil rig designed to produce extra heavy petroleum went online on Tuesday. The special rig is located in the Badejo field in the Campos basin, off Rio do Janeiro according to a release from Petrobras.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has implored Colombia's rebel group FARC to free ailing hostage Ingrid Betancourt, saying she is in danger of dying. Mr Sarkozy has also announced a French mission to Colombia to try to get access to the hostage.
Brazil's industrial output climbed 9.7% in February, the highest in the last four months and the 20th straight gain in year-on year industrial production according to the latest release from the government.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on Monday for the Latin American aviation industry to redouble its efforts to drive down the accident rate in the region and better coordinate safety regulations.
A huge political rally set up by the Argentine government with the support of friendly organizations in the heart of Buenos Aires was the Tuesday stage for President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner to accuse striking farmers of cutting food supplies to cities and rekindling ghosts of the recent past.
On the 26th anniversary of the beginning of the Falkland Islands conflict, (April 2, 1982), Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will head the main commemoration which is remembered as the Day of the Malvinas veteran and the fallen in the Islands war.
Chile receives 2% of the world's cruise tourists, according to a report port experts presented this week to Chile's System of Public Companies (SEP). The researchers recommended Chile take action in order to attract more cruisers to the country's shores.
A delegation of European Union Members of Parliament met Wednesday in Buenos Aires with the Mercosur Commission of Permanent Representatives in anticipation of the EU/Latinamerica and Caribbean leaders' summit scheduled for next month in Lima, Peru.
Argentine farmers on Wednesday decided to suspend three-weeks of strikes and road blocks aimed at reducing additional export tariffs on oil seeds and grains, calling for a 30-day truce and talks with the government.