Chile and Holland have begun activities in anticipation of the major celebration of the discovery of Cabo de Hornos/Kaap Hoorn which will be officially commemorated 19 January 2016.
Chilean inflation rose 0.5% in September and the trade balance narrowed as falling copper output forced the first monthly year-on-year fall in exports in over two years.
Chinese automaker JAC Motors announced Friday it will invest 500 million dollars to build a factory in Brazil's north-eastern Bahia state its first outside China.
European banks may need more than 100 billion Euros to withstand the sovereign debt crisis, Ireland estimated, ahead of a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy to work out how to recapitalise the lenders.
At least two of the three suspects currently under arrest in connection to the murder of two French tourists in the Argentine northern province of Salta last July, show signs of “psychotic, fabulist” behaviour, police authorities indicated.
The Inter American Development Bank, IDB, has a special reserve for emergency loans of 3 billion dollars “in the event of a major global financial crisis”, said Roberto Vellutini, IDB Vice-president following meetings in Paraguay.
The World Bank has called on Germany to take a stronger political leadership role in Europe in order to end the Euro zone debt crisis.
A Chilean appeals court in Puerto Montt voted 3 to 1 to reject seven lawsuits brought against the proposed controversial HidroAysén hydroelectric mega-dam approved by the Chilean government on May 9 of this year.