Stories for February 2011
United States government deficits are the biggest long-term worry of top U.S. economists, according to a survey released Monday. The survey of 47 top economists by the National Association of Business Economics predicted that the US federal deficit will jump to 1.4 trillion US dollars in the fiscal year ending in September.
It has been a tough and discouraging tourist season this summer for Punta Arenas and its area of influence according to local operators and the hotel industry.
An intense maritime activity was registered in South Georgia during the month of January including cruise and research vessels, the British Antarctic Survey ship “RRS James Clark Ross”, several yachts and HMS Gloucester, reports the latest South Georgia newsletter.
Contrary to expectations even when black and brown make up 52% of the 190 million Brazilians, --according to the latest census--, their genetic ancestry is more predominantly European than African or Indio-American.
Uruguay offers the best business climate out of eleven countries from Latin America according to the latest ratings released by the Brazilian Getulio Vargas Foundation, FGV and IFO from the University of Munich in Germany.
“The King’s Speech,” a regal period drama about an English monarch’s triumph over stuttering, took the big honors Sunday at the 83rd annual Academy Awards.
Mercosur central banks’ presidents meeting in Peru last Friday agreed that the task ahead has become ‘more complicated’ because of growing inflationary pressures triggered by soaring food and oil prices.
Uruguay and Argentina will take advantage of the coming 2011 America Cup (Copa América) to promote their joint candidacy to organize soccer’s major event: the 2030 World Cup on occasion of the centenary of the first time the tournament was played.
Brazil's general price index, or IGP-M, rose 1% month-on-month in February, compared to 0.79% rise in January, the Getulio Vargas Foundation said Friday. Economists' had forecast the index to rise 1.01%.
Velux 5 Oceans. The Ultimate Solo Change is unexpectedly returning to Uruguay after twelve years. The four solo competitors are currently sailing along the South Atlantic and the leading yacht is expected to arrive in Uruguay’s renowned international resort of Punta del Este late Monday.