Brazil's second largest steelmaker this week confirmed last September's pledge to invest 9 billion US dollars over the next four years, revealing plans to plow 5.25 billion US dollars into mining, steel and cement projects in Minas Gerais state over the next six years.
The lead United Nations agency for information and communication technology (ICT) announced Tuesday the first set of global standards for providing television services over the Internet, a move that is expected to fuel innovation and competition in an emerging field.
The presidents of Bolivia, Brazil and Chile met here Sunday to clinch a deal for South America's first east-west highway, linking Brazil's Atlantic coast to Chile's Pacific coast via Bolivia.
Brazil and Argentina have successfully launched a rocket into space in the first joint space mission by the two South American countries. The liftoff had been delayed four times because of weather conditions, reported Andreia Araujo from the Brazilian Space Agency.
A second pulp mill is to break ground next January 16 in Uruguay, following an agreement reached between the Spanish corporation ENCE and the Uruguayan government, revealed the country's Deputy Housing and Environment minister Jaime Igorra.
Opponents of the so-called Aysén Project, a massive hydroelectric venture planned for extreme south Chile's Region XI, will be mounting a symbolic, nine-day cavalcade later this month.
The first shipment of pulp from Uruguay's Botnia plant left Saturday from the port of Nueva Palmira with final destination Europe. Swift Arrow and the Botnia produced 19.000 tons are scheduled to call into two Brazilian ports to complete the cargo.
One of Chile's largest dairy farms is set to open Friday, December 7: Leche del Bio Bio dairy is aiming to have 1,500 cows in production, using the latest technology to ensure the animals' well-being.
Mining group Rio Tinto said the takeover approach of about 130 billion US dollars from BHP Billiton is a couple of ballparks away from its true value.
THE Falkland Islands Radio Service (FIRS) have a host of new technology at their fingertips since taking delivery of their newly renovated studios last week.