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Montevideo, May 22nd 2018 - 00:27 UTC

Latin America

  • Thursday, April 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile: unemployment drops to 6.7%; Punta Arenas 2.7%

    Unemployment in Chile during the first quarter of 2007 was 6.7%, which is higher than the previous quarter, 6.4%, but considerably less than a year ago, 8.35%, according to the latest release from the Statistics Institute, INE. Punta Arenas in the extreme south of the country has one of the lowest rates with 2.7%.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile: Govt orders fish farms to evacuate quake region

    Pte. Michelle Bachelet visited the area

    One way or another the salmon farms currently operating in the Aysén Fjord (Region XI) must be relocated, President Michelle Bachelet told reporters on Tuesday, three days after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck the area, killing at least 10 people — several of them salmon farm workers.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Lan cheaper rates increased 30% summer traffic to Punta Arenas

    Lan's new air rates policy has increased passenger traffic between Punta Arenas and Santiago in the last five months by 30.000, of which almost half had never boarded an airplane according to company officials.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Brazil, the most attractive for private investment

    Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Peru figure as the most attractive countries in Latinamerica for private investment in infrastructure according to a report from the World Economic Forum meeting this week in Santiago de Chile. At the other end Venezuela, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic figure as the less attractive.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia's Morales receives Malvinas soil gift from veterans

    Pte. Morales receive a coffer with Falkland Islands soil from Argentine war veterans

    Argentine Malvinas veterans visiting La Paz on Monday handed Bolivian president Evo Morales a coffer with Falkland Islands soil and requested support to recover the Islands for Argentina and Latinamerica.

  • Tuesday, April 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Telescope in Chile helps find Earth like planet outside solar system

    Telescope La Silla in the Atacama Desert.

    Astronomers using a state of the art telescope in Chile have found the most Earth-like planet outside our Solar System to date, a world which could have water running on its surface.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    China becomes main destination for Chilean exports

    China replaced the United States as the principal destination for Chilean exports in this year's first quarter. Chile's exports from January to March totalled over 15 billion US dollars, of which nearly 15.5% approximately 2.4 billion went to China.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile promotes exploration of the “undiscovered” Patagonia

    Chile's Interior Ministry has launched three investigative missions into previously unexplored areas in southern Chile. The areas – known to be rich in flora and fauna — will be assessed for suitability for tourism and conservation activities.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bank of the South initiative with Latam increased support

    OAS Assistant Secretary General Ambassador Albert Ramdin

    The Inter-American Economic Council held a high level Public Summit focused on Building Sustainable Societies in Latin America. The Summit's key objectives were to focus on Economic Development Opportunities for the poor impoverished communities of Latin America and the Caribbean and examined ways to encourage the private sector to focus on establishing and expand its corporate social responsibility programs in the region.

  • Saturday, April 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Faeroe Islands' trawler on fire off south Chile

    Trawler BF Hercules under fire

    One crew member dead and eight disappeared is the primary balance of a fire which broke out Friday night in the Faeroe Islands flagged factory vessel BF Hercules, operating 280 nautical miles south east of Ancud, (next to Puerto Montt) reported Saturday morning a release from the Chilean Navy.