Thursday, January 27th 2011 - 12:28 UTC

Rockhopper executives in the Falkland Islands

Director of Mineral Resources  Mrs Phy Rendell

Representatives from Rockhopper Exploration are visiting the Falkland Islands this week. The company took over the rig Ocean Guardian from Desire on completion of their well, and Rockhopper’s well 14/10-3 (Sea Lion North) was spudded on January 13.

Wednesday, January 26th 2011 - 23:46 UTC

Brazil to Restrict Foreign Mining

Brazil’s recently sworn in government, is concerned about increasing foreign interests in its mining assets and is looking in to the possibility of restricting foreign purchases of mines, Folha de Sao Paulo reported.

Monday, January 24th 2011 - 20:41 UTC

Argentina to Begin Oil Exploration off Coast of Tierra del Fuego

The Normand Baltic  which is on route to southern Argentina

Argentine daily newspaper El Cronista on Monday reported that YPF will begin oil exploration in the Malvinas basin in February. The newspaper reports that exploration will begin 289 kilometres off the coast of Tierra del Fuego and cost U$ 150 million.

Monday, January 24th 2011 - 19:02 UTC

Merger Takes Place

Airline workers fear the merger will cost jobs

British Airways and Iberia have registered their merger, forming a holding company International Airlines Group SA.

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

Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 20:18 UTC

Spain-China Expand Alliance

Telefónica chairman Cesar Alierta

Spanish Telefónica and Chinese operator Unicom agreed on Sunday to expand their alliance, both investing a further U$ 500 million in the other. Under the agreement, China Unicom could get a seat on Telefónica.

Sunday, January 23rd 2011 - 16:26 UTC

Opportunity for Latin America?

The dynamics of the past few months regarding the price of oil, prime materials and food stuffs, worryingly reminds us of what happened to the world economy mid-2008. At the time the sky high price of oil – which reached U$147 a barrel - and the food crisis caused havoc.

Thursday, January 20th 2011 - 16:37 UTC

LAN Chile To Merge With TAM Soon

The Chilean airline Lan announced that it has agreed with the Brazilian airline TAM the terms for the merge of the two airlines, which will take place in the next six to nine months

Wednesday, January 19th 2011 - 09:18 UTC

Falkland Oil & Gas Limited Exploration Update

FOGL, the oil and gas exploration company is pleased to announce an exploration update with respect to its licence interests offshore the Falkland Islands and in particular to its 100% owned and operated southern licences. FOGL also holds a 49% interest in licences collectively referred to as the northern licences in which BHP Billiton holds 51% and is operator.

Tuesday, January 18th 2011 - 18:32 UTC

YPF To Begin Offshore Exploration In Tierra del Fuego

A spokesperson for the Argentine oil firm YPF informed that exploration work is scheduled to begin this quarter on the coast of Tierra del Fuego, a province located off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland.


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