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Chilean president Michelle Bachelet inaugurated last week the country's largest wind park. The Monte Redondo project demanded a 100 million US dollars investment and will have a production of 38 megawatts, which will power 57 thousand homes.
Peruvian Foreign Affairs minister Jose Antonio García Belaúnde condemned the “injurious” publication against Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in the front page of one of Lima’s yellow press dailies.
Venezuela’s capital Caracas Mayor Antonio Ledezma said that President Hugo Chavez suffers from “ideological delirium symptoms” because one day “he enshrines Fidel Castro, another Mao” and sometimes he “even praises Pinochet and Hitler”.
US president Barack Obama could visit Brazil this year once the US Senate approves the nomination of Thomas Shannon as ambassador before the Brazilian government, announced the head of the Brazilian diplomatic legation in Washington Antonio Patriota.
Miami-based Telecommunications Company said it planned to build an underwater fibre-optic cable linking the United States and Cuba, creating the first such line of its type.
Chileans are all work and no play, according a new study that suggests outsiders view the country as a good place for business but not for letting their hair down.
Several Latinamerica former political leaders and security experts expressed concern over the consequences of an arms race in South America and in Central America’s Nicaragua.
Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile is beginning to suffer shortages of some basic goods, including fuel, as a direct consequence of a several-days’ teamsters’ strike which has virtually isolated the city by land.
The Chilean TAG service (an electronic toll road payment system) has been implemented in Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benítez airport in the Pudahuel borough, thus making it easier to enter and leave the international airport.
Latinamerican banks will see second quarter gains despite the economic crisis due to a greater dependency on deposits rather than loans, Standard & Poor's ratings agency said.