Canada's Methanex, the world's main producer of methanol, is planning to convert coal into natural gas to supply its huge complex in the extreme south of Chile which has been working below capacity precisely because of insufficient gas, said the corporation's CEO Bruce Aitken.
Ten diamonds ranging in size from 0.002 to 0.04 carats have been discovered in the north east of landlocked Paraguay, reported Latin American Minerals Inc., a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of properties of highly prospective countries of the region.
Argentina announced Thursday it had reached an agreement with the Spanish group Marsans for the transfer of the country's main airline Aerolíenas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral to the Argentine state.
Rafael Correa, the Ecuadorian president, and Hugo Chavez, his Venezuelan counterpart, have entered into an agreement to build the biggest oil refinery on South America's Pacific coast.
In the immediate future, Latinamerica must invest between 150 and 200 billion US dollars a year in infrastructure in order to boost economic growth and reduce poverty, World Bank Vice President, Pamela Cox said in Lima, Peru.
Brazil launched the process to buy at least 36 fighter jets as part of a broader plan to modernize its Air Force and in keeping with neighbors that are also in the process of overhauling their fleets.
Monday June 30 marks the day Microsoft has stopped selling its Windows XP operating system to retailers and major computer makers, clearing the way for the system and successor, Vista.
The cost of maintaining the Queen rose by £2 million to £40 million last year. The 5.3% rise - twice the rate of inflation - was blamed by palace officials on increased maintenance costs on royal residences and higher travel costs, up £400,000 to £6.4 million.
Spanish hotel giant Sol Melía plans to open three hotels in Chile. The company is also bidding for the two hotels that will be a part of Santiago's future Constanera Center, an ongoing development and construction project featuring four skyscrapers, built in one of Santiago's business districts, Providencia.
Brazil's Antimonopoly agency, CADE, finally approved the takeover of the once Brazilian flag carrier Varig by the low fare airline GOL, an operation which took place last year.