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Latin America

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Latinamerica's major threats: lack of energy and Chavez

    Lack of energy, Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez and international terrorism are the major threats for Latinamerica concluded Wednesday several experts from the region in the framework of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Possible mustard gas poisoning of former Chilean president

    Former President Eduardo Frei Montalvo

    Former Chilean president Eduardo Frei Montalvo who died in 1982 could have been poisoned with mustard gas, according to a report from the Belgian University of Gant which is currently in the hands of the Chilean judge who has the case.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile opens Tierra del Fuego for oil/gas exploration

    Chile will call an international bid for the exploration of hydrocarbons in the extreme south of the country during the first half of this year, announced Karen Poniachik, the country's Minister of Energy and Mines.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Ecuador plans to restructure debt with 60% face value cut

    Following on Argentina's steps, Ecuador plans to cover fiscal needs with the sale of bonds to Venezuela and will renegotiate part of its sovereign bonds only admitting 40% of face value, announced Ecuadorian Finance minister Ricardo Patiño.

  • Sunday, January 21st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Princess Anne arrives in Chile, “a reliable UK partner”

    Ambassador Howard Drake OBE

    Great Britain's Princess Anne makes her much-heralded arrival to Chile Monday January 22 and as the country prepares to offer its eminent guest the proverbial royal treatment, no single person shoulders quite as much of that responsibility as the United Kingdom's number-one representative in Chile: British Ambassador Howard Drake.

  • Saturday, January 20th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Punta Arenas breaking news

    Headlines: Punta Arenas casino operacional in 2009; BHP Billiton interested in Magallanes coal deposits; State of the art sheep abattoir; Spain's major Antarctic research expedition; Fidel Castro Junior visits Chilean fiords; Reediting Darwin's “voyage of the Beagle”.

  • Friday, January 19th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's Valparaiso braces itself for massive tourist wave

    Celebrity Cruise's Infinity on Valparaiso Port

    Nearly 16,000 tourists will flood the port city of Valparaiso over the next two weeks, with over half of the visitors arriving in a single day on four separate cruise ships. The huge ships are set to dock next Friday 26th, along with six smaller vessels throughout the week, bringing an unprecedented influx of visitors to the city of 280,000.

  • Thursday, January 18th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Air Plus Comet replaces Air Madrid in Latin America

    Spanish airline Air Comet Plus will operate in seven Latin American countries previously covered by the now closed down Air Madrid airline. The operation was allowed after Spanish Public Works Minister Magdalena Alvarez and Air Comet president Gerardo Díaz signed an agreement.

  • Wednesday, January 17th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chilean fruit industry warns about “cheap” dollar and costs

    Chile's fruit producers had a tough year in 2006, suffering from unfriendly exchange rates despite the association of Chile's Fruit Producers (Fedefruta) appealing for the government to push for a higher-valued U.S. dollar.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Cruise passengers to Chile up by five percent in 2007

    The number of tourists coming to Chile as passengers on cruise ships is expected to grow by five percent in 2007, according to Destination Management Chile, which handles 70 percent of all tours and sightseeing trips involving cruise passengers.