Stories for December 2010

Friday, December 31st 2010 - 02:49 UTC

Happy New Year to all our subscribers and readers!

All of us at MercoPress.com wish our subscribers and readers the very best Happy New Year!.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 11:53 UTC

Lima and Santiago airports are Latin America’s leaders

Lima’s Jorge Chávez  Airport

The annual ranking by the British consultants Sky Research puts Lima’s Jorge Chávez Airport in front of all South America’s airports, with Pudahuel Airport in Chile coming in just behind.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 08:12 UTC

Lula da Silva has his own oil field according to Petrobras

Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras on Wednesday confirmed the commercial viability of two massive offshore oil and gas fields located deep beneath the ocean floor, announcing that one of them will now be known as “Lula.”

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 08:06 UTC

According The Times Chile Miners Named “Team of the Year”

The 33 miners who survived 69 days at a depth of some 700 meters (2,300 feet) down a Chilean mine were named “Team of the Year” on Tuesday by The Times of London

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 07:59 UTC

Buenos Aires Swelters Amid Heat Wave, Power Outages

A blistering heat wave, power outages and a fuel shortage added up Tuesday to a second day of hellish conditions in Greater Buenos Aires, home to about a quarter of Argentina’s 40 million people.

Thursday, December 30th 2010 - 05:42 UTC

US withdraws Venezuela envoy's visa

Chavez had vowed Larry Palmer  would not be US ambassador

Decision to revoke visa for Venezuela's ambassador to Washington follows rejection of US choice for Caracas.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 21:41 UTC

Chile can’t keep up with demand for salt from frozen Europe

A blanket of snow covers homes, vehicles and roads

As a result of the cold front affecting Europe, Chile’s Sociedad Punta de Lobos (SPL) —salt producer and exporter—is working at full capacity to export salt destined primarily for Belgium, Holland, Germany and France.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 20:34 UTC

Falklands: New Governor hopes to help things happen

Gov. Nigel Haywood: “The Economic Development Strategy is key”

The recently arrived new Governor in the Falkland Islands, Mr Nigel Haywood, took time recently to talk about his role in the Islands’ weekly newspaper, the Penguin News.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 20:25 UTC

Britain should leave the United Nations Security Council suggests Argentine Ambassador

Ambassador Jorge Arguello

In his response to the British Prime Minister’s Christmas address to the Falkland Islanders, Argentina’s Ambassador at the United Nations, Jorge Arguello, makes the strong suggestion that Britain should lose its place on the UN’s Security Council.

Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 07:48 UTC

Falklands: Desire Petroleum plc - Operation Update

Desire Petroleum plc (AIM:DES) the oil and gas company wholly focussed on the North Falkland Basin, advises that the 25/5-1 well on the Dawn/Jacinta prospect has reached a depth of 1,313metres.

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