Stories for July 19th 2011
The British Government published this week a new strategy outlining how the UK will promote stability and prosperity in countries and regions where its interests are at stake particularly though improved early warning and crisis prevention.
Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez will run for re-election next year despite his struggle with cancer said Finance Minister Jorge Giordani who underlined there’s no Plan B. Giordani’s statement came as the populist leader is in Cuba undergoing chemotherapy and twitted to his compatriots his “insurmountable optimism”.
Experts examining the remains of former Chilean leader Salvador Allende ruled out murder in the Marxist president's 1973 death, concluding that he committed suicide as soldiers involved in a coup burst into the presidential palace, the late leader's daughter said Tuesday.
A new alternative commercial route to Antarctica from the Chilean city of Punta Arenas avoiding the Beagle Channel and saving several hours sailing has been opened by the Chilean navy with the establishment of a state of the art lighthouse.
United States Hewlett-Packard and Canada’s Research in Motion, (RIM) (Blackberries) have agreed to set up an assembly plant for notebooks and smart-phones in Tierra del Fuego, extreme south of the country.
A set of three stamps, a beautiful souvenir sheet-let and two first day covers will be released by South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands on July 25th to mark the recent Royal Wedding, reports the June edition of the South Georgia Newsletter.
Denmark-based Vestas has secured an order from a consortium created by Brennand Energia and Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco in the north east of Brazil to supply turbines with a total capacity of 90MW for three wind energy projects.
Fear of yet another outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) — an infectious viral disease found in Atlantic salmon — has sparked new debate in Chile’s salmon industry about what kind of regulatory safeguards are most needed.
Brazil will reduce the ethanol content in gasoline in another effort to contain inflation since sugar (and ethanol) prices because of a poor crop have been soaring, according to the Sao Paulo press.
Economic activity in Argentina expanded 8.1% in May over a year ago and 8.9% in the first five months of the year according to the country’s Statistics and Census Office, Indec.