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José Miguel Insulza, today expressed his deep sorrow over the death of Gabriel García Márquez, Colombian and Latin American author, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, primordial figure of the most prolific and brilliant generation of authors our continent has ever seen, who raised the literature of Latin America to global heights.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica has said that his wife and First Lady, Lucia Topolansky would make a good Vice-president. His statement comes ahead of June's primary and October's presidential election when Mujica's five year term will be over and he can't be re-elected immediately.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet vowed to reconstruct Valparaíso, utilizing a new plan that would prevent many of the 11,000 victims of devastating wildfires from rebuilding on hills that cannot be protected from disasters. But she faces a battle to convince evacuees to relocate, with many wishing to return to what remains of their previous homes.
Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed on Tuesday 'significant advances' in the elaboration of Mercosur's joint proposal to exchange with the European Union for discussions on a much delayed wide ranging cooperation and trade agreement.
A team of French and Brazilian researchers warn that chikungunya virus is poised to invade, and become epidemic in the Americas according to research published ahead of print in the Journal of Virology.
British Ambassador to Chile, Mrs. Fiona Clouder, held a reception to mark the official launch of the Manchester University alumni society in Chile. Fifty Manchester graduates joined the event in the Ambassador’s residence from many different academic and professional disciplines.
Colombia’s rich natural heritage as one of the world’s most bio-diverse countries is coming under increasing pressure from extractive industries, livestock grazing, urbanization and car use, according to the latest OECD report on Environmental Performance Review, which will addressed when talks on Colombia’s accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Mexico's Economy Secretary Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal and the chairman of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, José Ángel Gurría Treviño have met to address relations between OECD and the Pacific Alliance, and global value chains.
Chinese consortium is buying Glencore Xstrata's copper mine in Peru in a 6bn dollars all-cash deal, marking one of China's largest mining acquisitions. The consortium is led by MMG Limited and includes China's Citic Metal.
Argentine presidential couple Nestor and Cristina Kirchner's former Transport Secretary Ricardo Jaime was indicted last week for unlawful enrichment and impounded for 40 million Argentine Pesos (approx 5 million dollars) He's the first of very close former aides of the powerful couple to face a jail sentence.