Chilean fruit exports to China have experienced a great increase in recent years having jumped 35% in 2011 (over 2010), with a value of 438 million dollars, according to statistics provided to the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture, which place Chile as one of the main fruit providers from the southern hemisphere.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said on Wednesday before the UN General Assembly he is cautiously optimistic that his government can reach a peace deal with Marxist rebels. Santos added he wants to return to New York next year and announce that his conflict-battered country has signed a peace agreement.
Four Brazilian manufactured A-29 Super Tucano fighter planes arrived at East Jakarta’s Halim Perdanakusuma Base in the first wave of new “counter-insurgency” turboprop fighters purchased as part of the Indonesian Military’s (TNI) push to modernize its fleet.
UK universities have taken four of the six top slots in a global university “league table” for 2011-12. Cambridge - top last year - was second in the QS World University Rankings, which are based on a number of areas.
Uruguayan farmers are planning to sow 1.105.000 hectares of crops this coming 2012/13 summer season, which is similar to last year’s of which 890.000 hectares or 80% will be dedicated to soybeans.