Latinamerican ambassadors and the Organization of American States expressed on Tuesday their full support to the elected government of Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo who on Monday warned of a possible coup plot against his new administration.
A second Madonna show with her Sticky and Sweet tour has been confirmed in Santiago de Chile for December 11. Her first presentation is scheduled for Wednesday December 10 and for both shows there will no special ticket pre-sale, with a maximum of six per person. Sales begin next September 10.
Only 4.5% of Chile's pork production has been affected by dioxins admitted Agriculture Minister Marigen Hornkohl, who underlined the good quality and sanitary conditions of all meat production in the country.
Venezuela's business chambers, Fedecamaras warned that inflation this year will reach 33 to 35%, several points ahead of the latest government estimate, caused mainly because of insufficient production and supply.
Two years of negotiations have resulted in the adoption of new international guidelines to limit the impact of fishing on fragile deep sea fish species and habitats, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, announced on Wednesday.
The Chilean Navy recently incorporated new maritime zone patrol Piloto Pardo was received with full honors when on Monday she sailed for the first time into Valparaiso.
Quito, Ecuador will be hosting this year's edition of Travel Mart Latin America scheduled for next September 10/11/12.
The global airline industry is expected to post losses of 5.2 billion US dollars this year and another 4.1 billion in 2009, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). This year's losses are based on an average crude oil price of 113 US dollars per barrel and 140 US dollars for jet fuel.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed a voluntary code of conduct with sovereign wealth funds (SWF). The deal with 26 countries that run investment funds will be put to the IMF members at its October meeting.
The Euro zone economy (EU-15) contracted 0.2% in the second quarter compared to the previous three months according to the latest release from the Eurostat statistics office. As a consequence the Euro fell to its lowest in eight months to 1.4386 US dollars.