President Hugo Chavez called for the creation of a common defense pact between Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Bolivia and announced the creation of a development bank to finance joint projects for the four countries.
President Michelle Bachelet returned to Chile Tuesday after concluding a week long European tour Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, with a poignant speech at the United Nations Human Rights Commission.
Chile's air traffic reached an historic high this past April, with 54,000 domestic passengers and 68,000 international travelers. The 680,665 passengers flying in April represent a 22 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro fired verbal attacks at each other on Monday in Panama over the closure of a key opposition television station in Venezuela that has prompted mass protests.
LAN Airlines S.A. one of the leading airline groups in Latin America held Monday the reception ceremony for the first Airbus A318 aircraft to be incorporated into the Company's fleet.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, defended Sunday the concept of democracy enshrined in the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which includes citizen participation, separation of powers, respect for human rights and respect for freedom of expression and of the press among the basic values of an inclusive democracy.
President Hugo Chavez threatened to terminate the broadcast licences of private media outlets seen as sowing unrest in Venezuela, just days after the nation's oldest private TV station was forced off the air when the Venezuelan government refused to renew its broadcast license.
Bolivia's Foreign Affairs Minister David Choquehuanca announced Friday in La Paz that Chile had formalized its intention of returning to the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, which she abandoned 31 years ago.
Next week Chile will officially invite international corporations to participate in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Magallanes Region. Chilean Minister of Mines Karen Pniachik will be in Punta Arenas for the opening ceremony.
A new alternative route linking Puerto Natales with the renowned Torres del Paine National Park, cutting in half the distance from 140 to 70 kilometres, was opened this week in Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile.