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Friday, January 28th 2011 - 20:51 UTC

Cruise Costs to Increase Due To Rise in Fuel Costs

British holidaymakers wanting to go on a cruise are going to have to shortly pay more as UK based operators announced they are set to begin charging fuel supplements.

Friday, January 28th 2011 - 02:19 UTC

Half a Million Chileans Fall into Poverty Following Earthquake

Chile’s Planning Minister Felipe Kast and Housing Minister Magdalena Matte met yesterday at Cerro Navia to announce the results of Chile’s Post Earthquake Survey (EPT). The survey’s aim was to measure the social impact of the February. 27, 2010, 8.8-magnitude earthquake on poverty, property, and psychological well-being in Chile.

Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 00:18 UTC

Rains in Brazil Oust Over 25,000 From Homes

Over 25,000 people have been forced to move out of their homes in the Serrana region in the south-eastern Brazilian state of Rio de Janiero, because of the devastating rains and mudslides. which lasted thirteen days and killed over 800 people, authorities said..

Monday, January 24th 2011 - 17:22 UTC

Work at Yacyreta Finalises in February

Work at the hydro-electric complex Yacyreta will finalise at the end of next month, when the dam reaches 83 metres above sea level, as stipulated in its original design, executive director of the Bi-national Entity Yacyreta (EBY) Oscar Thomas informed

Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 17:46 UTC

UNASUR Statement in Support of Haiti One Year after the January 12, 2010 Earthquake

The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) wish to express their continued support to the Government and people of Haiti in the extremely difficult circumstances that have prevailed since the devastation caused by the fateful earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.One year later, we join with the people of Haiti and the world over in remembering the victims of that tragedy.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 17:41 UTC

UNASUR Statement on the Flooding and Mudslides in Brazil

The Member States of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) wish to express their heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of Brazil, particularly the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives, their homes and to those injured in the recent flooding and mudslides which occurred in southeastern, Brazil on January 12, 2011.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 16:59 UTC

Impact of Rainfall in Brazil Is Worse Than That of Chilean Earthquake

The heaviest rains in Rio de Janeiro's history triggered landslides killed at least 700 peoples

The torrential rainfall that Brazil has been experiencing for the past week has had an even bigger impact on the population than that of the earthquake Chile experienced in 2010, said a member of the military who had worked in Chile and now runs a makeshift hospital where victims of the worst natural disaster that Brazil has experienced are being treated.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 16:07 UTC

70% of Uruguay's summer energy needs may come from wind farms by 2015, says state power company

Announcing the preliminary results of a call for tenders to supply wind energy, UTE, Uruguay's state power company, announced that 21 companies and consortia had presented valid offers last week.

Monday, January 17th 2011 - 06:14 UTC

Army deployed in Rio de Janeiro state to assit with the rescue efforts

Rains that devastated a mountainous region north of Rio de Janeiro have killed at least 626 people, Brazil's Civil Defense agency said on Sunday, as fears of more storms and disease outbreaks overshadowed rescue operations.

Friday, January 14th 2011 - 02:22 UTC

Brazil flood deaths rise to 500

Rescuers in Brazil are looking for survivors buried in mud after landslides wiped out entire villages in the Serrana in Rio

Rescue workers struggled to reach areas cut off by devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 500 people in one of Brazil's worst natural disasters in decades.

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