Latin America

Latin America
Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 11:10 UTC

Argentina convenes regional meeting to address H1N1 pandemic

Minister Juan Manzur will host the Buenos Aires meeting Wednesday

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.

Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 10:30 UTC

Bachelet denies any US “pink slip” for Insulza as OAS chief

Chilean president admits having talking with Hillary Clinton but about social security services.

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.

Tuesday, July 14th 2009 - 02:15 UTC

Speculation about US thumbs down to Insulza’s OAS re-election

Insulza allegedly has been accused of being too complacent with Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

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).

Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:11 UTC

Chileans take advantage of cruise ship deals

Next big cruise liner sale scheduled for August 8

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.

Monday, July 13th 2009 - 12:03 UTC

Santiago, Montevideo, among cheapest cities for tourists

Inflation is threatening the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires, a magnet for tourists.

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.

Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 17:42 UTC

New York Philharmonic will play in Havana next October

Zarin Mehta: We play music; politicians work out what they can

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.

Sunday, July 12th 2009 - 17:40 UTC

New cabinet in Peru must restore “confidence and optimism”

Velasquez is a respected parliamentarian and man of dialogue but challenges are steep.

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.

Saturday, July 11th 2009 - 18:15 UTC

Bolivia interested in Uruguayan ports for its overseas trade

Minister Choquehuanca said Uruguayan conditions are superior to those offered by Chile.

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.

Friday, July 10th 2009 - 12:57 UTC

The Latin American Dream

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.

Friday, July 10th 2009 - 12:28 UTC

Sixty Chilean companies in Top 500 of Latinamerica

LAN sales expanded an impressive 30% between 2007 and 2008

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).

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