Stories for February 2011
Britain threatened to pull out of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), unless it improves its patchy performance. The announcement follows a review of British overseas aid ordered by the coalition government.
Paraguay overtook Argentina as beef exporter in 2010 confirming the country’s loss of leadership in the world’s meat markets, according to reports in the Argentine and Paraguayan media.
Foreign tourism in Uruguay during January injected 535 million US dollars to the economy, which is higher than the first two months of a year ago (515 million US dollars), according to the latest release from the Ministry of Tourism.
Chile’s main airline LAN announced Friday it would raise its international air fares by between 8 and 12” because of higher global oil prices.
A week-long search for a Norwegian yacht missing in Antarctic waters with three men aboard has been abandoned, New Zealand's Rescue Co-ordination Centre announced Monday.
A robot which categorizes soy bean plants according to their capacity to resist drought and make better use of the water resource has been developed by a bio-technology group of Mercosur researchers in Argentina, with European Union support.
An Australian airfield in Antarctica at a cost of 40 million US dollars and which was opened just three years ago may have become a short-lived victim of climate change, as unusually warm weather this summer has prevented flights landing there.
Cuba was elected last week vice president of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization, also known as the Committee of the 24, exclusively in charge of promoting a decolonization agenda.
Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago in the most competitive city hall election in more than two decades. Emanuel, who is also a former congressman, trumped five rivals with 55% of the vote.
China plans to build at least 45 new airports in the next five years to serve booming travel, the top industry regulator said last week.