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Chile is planning a four stories building in London to house its embassy as of next year when the contract for the current location on 12 Devonshire Street comes to an end.
Colombia's government owned Petroleum Corporation, ECOPETROL announced the discovery of a promising well in the province of Huila to the southeast of the country with initial tests of 900 barrels of oil per day.
The Venezuelan government confirmed on Sunday that four Russian naval vessels will participate in joint exercises in the Caribbean next November, a move that could further strain relations between Washington and Moscow following the Russian invasion of Georgia.
Protesters stormed a small airport Friday and blocked major highways across eastern Bolivia in a standoff over central government reforms designed to empower Bolivia's indigenous majority.
President Hugo Chavez got the legislative rubber stamp Thursday he needs to complete his effective nationalization of Venezuela's fuel industry.
Although shellfish poisoning is not that common in Chile, it does occur frequently as a result of mysterious, massive algae blooms – the so-called red tide phenomenon.
Chile's August Consumer Prices Index, CPI, increased 0.9% accumulating 6.5% in the first eight months of the year and 9.3% in the last twelve months (down from 9.5% in July/June), according to the latest release from the National Statistics Institute, INE.
President Michelle Bachelet declared southern Chile's entire (Patagonia) Region IX (Araucanía) a catastrophe zone due to this past week's intense rainfall and flooding.
A second Madonna show with her Sticky and Sweet tour has been confirmed in Santiago de Chile for December 11. Her first presentation is scheduled for Wednesday December 10 and for both shows there will no special ticket pre-sale, with a maximum of six per person. Sales begin next September 10.
Only 4.5% of Chile's pork production has been affected by dioxins admitted Agriculture Minister Marigen Hornkohl, who underlined the good quality and sanitary conditions of all meat production in the country.