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Latin America

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peru begins work on a 'petrochemical pole'

    Peru's government owned oil company Petroperu signed memorandums of understanding with a French firm to build a 500 million US dollars gas pipeline and with a Brazilian company to construct 2.8 billion in petrochemical projects.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush accustomed to running “into demonstrations”

    “I am accustomed to traveling and running into demonstrations all over the world” underline Bush

    US President George Bush said that if Venezuela's leader Hugo Chavez wants to protest from Argentina when he's visiting Uruguay this weekend, he can do so because “I'm accustomed to traveling and running into demonstrations all over the world”.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet's Chile (until 2010), will not have nuclear power

    Six days after Chile's government announced a committee to investigate the feasibility of nuclear power, Mining and Energy Minister Karen Poniachik said this week that no nuclear program would start during President Michelle Bachelet's term. The committee's study, costing 200.000 US dollars, will however go ahead.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Lan ranked best airline in South America

    Chile's LAN was chosen as the premier airline in Central and South America by U.S. magazine Global Traveler. The company received the award based on a reader survey conducted by the magazine between February and August of last year.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ecuadorian police bars legislators from Congress

    Police surrounded Ecuador's Congress in Quito Thursday to keep out dozens of Deputies who were fired a day earlier by four electoral judges the lawmakers had sought to impeach in the latest constitutional crisis for the small Andean nation.

  • Thursday, March 8th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush's agenda: care for the 200 million Latinamericans in poverty

    Extending the benefits of democracy to all the region's peoples and helping 200 million Latinamericans living in poverty to improve their condition are the main purposes of US President George Bush's visit to five Latinamerican countries said Thomas Shannon, Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

  • Wednesday, March 7th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Negative February Consumer Price Index in Chile: -0.2%

    Chile's Consumer Price Index deflated 0.2% in February, totaling 0.1% in the first two months of 2007 and 2.7% in the last twelve months, according to a release from the country's National Statistics Institute.

  • Tuesday, March 6th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Dengue fever extends to Argentina and south Brazil

    Argentina confirmed 126 cases of the mosquito transmitted dengue disease with another 415 patients with symptoms but yet have to be definitively diagnosed. In southern Brazil an estimated 45.000 cases have been estimated.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Foreign tourism in Chile increased 9% in summer months

    Over 640,000 foreign tourists visited Chile this summer contributing more than 345 million US dollars to the economy, reported Chile's state tourism office — SERNATUR- last week.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Japan ready to sign FTA at end of March

    “It is one additional step that Chile makes and an ambitious one, signifying we will have free markets in Asia of 2.5 billion consumers” said the Foxley

    The Chilean and Japanese governments will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) on March 27, which constitutes a step forward in reinforcing Chile's presence in Asia, where it currently holds agreements with China (2005) and South Korea. The new convention is similar to others agreed to by the European Union (EU) and the United States.