Latin America

Latin America
Monday, December 21st 2009 - 15:22 UTC

Renovation year for Bolivian Armed Forces

General Prudencio said neighbours should not fear

Bolivia’s Armed forces expect next year to renew their military hardware and “store away all the junk”, but also called on neighbouring countries “not to fear” Bolivian plans.

Sunday, December 20th 2009 - 09:06 UTC

Sejong Soloists, one of the top ensembles nowadays, plans Latinamerican tour

With Vladimir Feltsman at Carnegie Hall

Sejong Soloists, named after the 15th-century arts advocate Korean Emperor Sejong the Great, and hailed by CNN as one of the top ensembles of today, and having previously performed in New York City's venues at The Julliard School and Carnegie Hall, premiered their Tenth Annual Gala in New York's newly renovated Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center.

Saturday, December 19th 2009 - 04:02 UTC

Chavez picks on Holland for a verbal exchange; The Hague demands clarification

Chavez accused Holland of collusion with the US “to target” Venezuela from Caribbean Netherlands

The Netherlands government on Friday described as “groundless” the claims made by President Hugo Chávez in a speech on Thursday, when the Venezuelan ruler said that the Netherlands was plotting with United States “to target” Venezuela from the islands of Aruba and Curacao.

Saturday, December 19th 2009 - 03:57 UTC

Uruguay will retain close relations with Venezuela, “but no ALBA”

Ambassador Luis Almagro, Uruguay’s next Foreign Affairs minister

Uruguay’s next Foreign Affairs minister Ambassador Luis Almagro said that president elect Jose Mujica’s administration will sustain “an important relation” with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez because it is the country’s main supplier of oil and one of ten leading trade partners.

Saturday, December 19th 2009 - 03:49 UTC

Record temperatures and low precipitation forecasted in Chile until March

The good news is that it will make more enjoyable central Pacific frigid waters

Wednesday was a record hot day for Santiago de Chile - 94 degrees Fahrenheit – and the weatherman says higher than normal temperatures are not going away anytime soon.

Friday, December 18th 2009 - 12:01 UTC

President Obama envoy met with Mujica and today visits Paraguay

Assistant Secretary of State Arturo Valenzuela on a familiarization tour of Mercosur members

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Arturo A. Valenzuela visited Uruguay on Thursday where he met with president elect Jose Mujica and Vice-president Danilo Astori.

Friday, December 18th 2009 - 11:48 UTC

UV radiation alert in the Bolivian highlands

People are advised to wear suntan lotion, protective clothes and keep to the shade.

The Ultra Violet radiation index in the Bolivian highlands reached from five to seven out of eleven, which is considered extremely high. Experts have recommended the population to avoid being exposed to sunlight from 10 am to 3 pm, and encourage the use of long-sleeved shirts, hats and sunglasses.

Thursday, December 17th 2009 - 03:08 UTC

Honduras considers political amnesty for all those involved in June coup

Congress president Alfredo Saavedra made the announcement with Porfirio Lobo

The Honduras congress and president-elect Porfirio Lobo agreed to consider extending a political amnesty to all those involved in the June 28th coup against ousted President Manuel Zelaya.

Wednesday, December 16th 2009 - 23:29 UTC

Socialist El Salvador president rejects XXI century Socialism

Pragmatic Funes said he runs the country and he decides which group of countries El Salvador joins.

El Salvador president Mauricio Funes said his country will not take a single step towards the incorporation of his country to ALBA or the XXI century Socialism promoted by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and defended close relations with United States.

Wednesday, December 16th 2009 - 04:48 UTC

Proposed trans-Andes tunnel, crucial link for Pacific-Atlantic highway

The 14 kilometres tunnel could take ten years to build

A proposed 916 million US dollars road tunnel linking Chile and Argentina was endorsed last week by the Coquimbo (Region IV) regional government. The approval gives a green light to the proposed 14-km tunnel linking Chile’s Coquimbo province with the Argentine province of San Juan.

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