An Argentine company opened on Friday the country's first factory to make bio-diesel from algae, hoping to use it as a replacement for soy in making bio-diesel as part of a push for renewable energy.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent the project that aims to declare of “public interest” the production and distribution of newsprint to the Lower House of Congress, where it is believed the opposition's A Group would vote against the bill; however, centre-left parties might join the pro-government initiative.
Uruguay’s renowned sea resort Punta del Este will be hosting next December the 2010 Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere. This is the first time the annual conference and exhibition event for the region’s fresh produce industry comes to Uruguay.
US economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the second quarter, held back by the largest increase in imports in 26 years, a government report showed. GDP expanded at a 1.6% annual rate, the Commerce Department said, instead of 2.4% percent pace it had estimated last month.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed the names of those who had been appointed as the two Argentine scientists taking part in the upcoming River Uruguay and pulp mill UPM/Botnia joint monitoring agreed with neighbouring Uruguayan authorities.
Chilean Justice indicted on Friday fourteen former members of Carabineros (militarized police and Navy) for the kidnapping and killing of Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward.
Bank of Brasil, Latin America’s biggest bank by assets plans the acquisition of banks in Chile and the United States and is holding negotiations to further expand in Peru, Colombia and Uruguay, said Aldemir Bendine the bank’s CEO.
A Russian gas tanker is making history as the famed Arctic Northeast Passage receding ice opens up an elusive trade route from Asia to the West sought for centuries by explorers.
Bolivia confiscated 115.000 hectares of allegedly fallow or ill-gotten land as part of President Evo Morales' drive to redistribute land to the poor, reported the National Agrarian Reform Institute (INRA).
South Korea and Bolivia agreed to deepen discussions for a possible joint venture on developing lithium deposits in the South American nation.