Corruption is undermining judicial systems around the world denying citizens' access to justice and the basic human right to a fair and impartial trial, sometimes even to a trial at all, according to the Global Corruption Report 2007: Corruption in Judicial Systems issued Thursday by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption.
The influential human rights group Amnesty International (AI) released its annual report Wednesday, highlighting harsh police treatment of indigenous people, poor prison conditions and the country's 1978 Amnesty law as persistent problems in Chile.
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, suffering from a significant downfall in her popularity caused by a controversial (and collapsed) public transport system in Santiago admitted Monday people had the right to be angry but promised that the problems will be overcome.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday to support a TV station aligned with opponents of President Hugo Chavez, whose government plans to kick the channel off the air next week by not renewing its license.
In three years time Chile could triple its beef production from the current 247.000 annual tons to 750.000 tons according to the country's Cattle and Sheep Genetics improvement Council which depends from the Ministry of Agriculture.
A record haul of half a million silver and gold coins from a 17th Century shipwreck may have been found just 40 miles from Land's End, an expert said.
Cuba says it will spend about $185 million to upgrade more than 200 resorts, golf courses, marinas and other facilities in a bid to reverse a dip in tourism to the island.
Chile's salmon and trout exports jumped 19% in the first quarter of 2007, compared to the same period a year ago totaling 713 million US dollars according to the latest release from the Chilean Salmon Industry, SalmonChile.
A book on the British migration contribution to the development of Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile, was formally presented this week in Valaparaíso by the author, barrister and historian Mateo Martinic.
California's Yosemite and Chile's Torres del Paine national parks administrators visited this week Punta Arenas and met with local authorities in the framework of the recently signed twinning agreement with the purpose of promoting sustainable tourism.