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Argentina called for a meeting of regional Public Health ministers to address the A/H1N1 virus situation and try to harmonize measures to counterattack the pandemic, announced the Ministry of Health in an official release.
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet denied Monday having discussed with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the situation of Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States, OAS.
Chilean media reported this weekend that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has twice stated to Chile’s government that the US will not support the re-election in 2010 of Chile’s José Miguel Insulza to head the Organization of American States (OAS).
Chilean tourism agencies are now selling cruise-ship packages at heavily discounted prices to combat the drop in sales brought on by the worldwide economic crisis.
Two weeks ago Corte Ingles Travel held an overnight sale auction on their cruises, attended by more than 200 people.
Santiago is one of the cheapest cities for foreigners, according to a survey published by finance consultancy Mercer. The Chilean capital is the fourth most economical city in Latinamerica and the 15th cheapest worldwide. The Uruguayan capital Montevideo also figures among the most accessible and liveable cities in the region.
The head of the New York Philharmonic met with Cuban officials and toured facilities in Havana on Saturday ahead of an October visit to the Castro brothers’ regime by the renowned orchestra.
Peruvian President Alan Garcia appointed Saturday Congress President Javier Velasquez as cabinet chief and shuffled his cabinet a month after protests against logging and oil concessions turned deadly.
Uruguay has offered far better conditions for the export of Bolivian products from Uruguayan ports than Chile has, revealed on Friday Bolivian Foreign Affairs minister David Choquehuanca.
Britain’s Foreign Office Minister, Chris Bryant, attended an event at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and delivered a speech on “Latin America – realising the dream”. The event and speech focused on Latin America's role in the world and how the EU and Latin America need to work together on global issues such as climate change and the international financial crisis.
Financial magazine América-Economía this week ranked 60 Chilean companies among the top 500 businesses in Latin America on the basis of sales – five more than in 2007. Chile follows Brazil (212) and Mexico (126) in the ranking, surpassing bigger economies like Argentina (35) and Venezuela (7).