Latin America

Latin America
Monday, October 19th 2009 - 12:46 UTC

Chile opens Wind Park to supply 57.000 homes

In a few years wind power will fuel 15% of Chile’s electricity demand

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.

Monday, October 19th 2009 - 12:38 UTC

Peru condemns insults to Chilean president published in the Lima media

Gutter language to refer to Michelle Bachelet

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.

Saturday, October 17th 2009 - 10:30 UTC

Chavez suffers “ideological delirium symptoms” claims Caracas mayor

Mayor Antonio Ledezma currently visiting Spain

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”.

Saturday, October 17th 2009 - 05:24 UTC

Honduras crisis stalls President Obama expected visit to Brazil and Chile

Much depends on ultra conservative Republican Senator De Mint

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.

Friday, October 16th 2009 - 07:01 UTC

Underwater fibre optic cable to link Key West with Havana

A view of Havana, Cuba’s capital

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.

Friday, October 16th 2009 - 06:35 UTC

Chileans are all work and no play; best lifestyle Australia

Chile is beautiful but not so much the lifestyle

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.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 07:51 UTC

New warnings about an arms race in South America and Nicaragua

Daniel Ortega’s military cooperation agreement with Russia has neighbours uncomfortable

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.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 04:30 UTC

Teamsters strike “strangling” Punta Arenas

Protesting trucks have blocked the north access to the city

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.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 03:09 UTC

Tag system implemented in Santiago’s airport toll way

The new service is designed for frequent airport visitors

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.

Thursday, October 15th 2009 - 02:56 UTC

Latinamerican banks sound and safe, according to S&P ratings

No juggling with derivatives

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.


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