Chile decided on Tuesday to increase to 33%, and during three months, safeguard tariffs on Argentina wheat flour, reported in Santiago the Minister of Agriculture Alvaro Rojas.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sworn in for another six years on Wednesday, promising to press ahead with a sweeping socialist agenda: Fatherland. Socialism or death ÃÂ¢€ I swear it” said Chavez, holding his right hand in the air as he invoked Cuban leader Fidel Castro's famous call to arms.
Latinamerica and the Caribbean trade surplus with the United States in November dropped 11.5% in November to just over 7 billion US dollars according to the US Department of Commerce.
Agrosuper, Chile's largest meat producer could face serious fines or a shutdown of its factories by health authorities after workers of its Huechuraba plant denounced the sale of decomposing meat.
A record 711.000 cars were sold in Chile's Metropolitan Region in 2006, up 7.6% more vehicles than last year.
Former Marxist guerrilla and United States Cold War enemy Daniel Ortega was sworn in as Nicaraguan president on Wednesday 16 years after voters tired of a civil war with Contra rebels threw him out of office.
President Hugo Chavez announced plans on Monday to nationalize Venezuela's electrical and telecommunications companies, pledging to create a socialist state in the spirit of the Bolivarian revolution.
Chavez's nationalization announcement came in his first speech of the year, a fiery address in which he used a vulgar word roughly meaning idiot to refer to Organization of American States Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza.
PERU'S government, seeking to boost tourism in the Andean country, is urging residents and visitors to vote for the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu as one of the world's new seven wonders.
Chile's fisheries exports totaled 2.945 billion US dollars during the first ten months of 2006, up 19.6% over the same period a year ago, according to the Fisheries Under Secretariat, SUBPESCA. But figures also show that the total volume was 1.157 million tons compared to 1.36 million tons in 2005, which means 18% less.