Stories for August 2008
Chile's former Finance minister Nicolas Eyzaguirre was named to head the International Monetary Fund Western Hemisphere Department that oversees Latin America, the United States and Canada.
Argentine and Chilean government and private oil companies announced Wednesday they would be investing 150 million US dollars to search for hydrocarbons in the South Atlantic.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Chile's Michelle Bachelet figure among the hundred most powerful women in the world according to a list released Wednesday by the US magazine Forbes.
Barack Obama made history as he became the first African-American to win the presidential nomination of a major US political party.
FALKLAND Islanders are to have 'higher frequency' of flights to the UK via the British Forces airbridge under the conditions of the Joint Position Statement (JPS) signed between the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in respect of civilian use of the facility.
Since its historic reunification almost two decades ago, Germany has been easily the European Union's most populous nation, with 20 million more inhabitants than its closest rival.
Britain's Standard Chartered Bank has been authorized to open a representation office in Chile, according to an official release from the country's banking regulator, Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras, SBIF
LAN Airlines, Chile's flag air carrier was once again named the best South American Company at the most recent World Airline Awards, given by the British market research company Sky Trax.
The two weeks old government of Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo has threatened with a referendum to solve a Congressional confrontation which is delaying crucial legislation for the incoming coalition such as the 2009 budget.
The US economy grew at a revised 3.3% annually in the second quarter of 2008, said on Thursday the Commerce Department, much higher than the original estimate of 1.9%.