Figures recently released by Chile's National Chamber of Commerce and Tourism (CNC) show tourism investment in 2006 to be the highest in five years. Investment last year reached 2.1 billion US dollars, up 4.7% over 2005.
US President George Bush told his Brazilian counterpart that he has decided to minimize reactions to statements from Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, reported the Brazilian press.
Michelle Bachelet, Chile's first woman president, marked the first year anniversary of her government on Sunday. A darling of the international press, her presidency garnered unprecedented interest abroad by championing her liberal values in what was once South America's most conservative country. Still, she completes her first year with a mixed record.
President George W Bush thanked Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe for his support in the anti-drugs war and promised to work intensely to have US Congress ratify the free trade agreement between both countries.
US and Venezuela presidents George W. Bush and Hugo Chavez, both on Latinamerican tours are the leaders with the lowest standing in the region according to a public opinion survey from Latinobarometro released at the end of 2006.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez visited flood-ravaged Bolivia on Saturday to show off the fact that his country has pledged 10 times more aid than the United States Bush administration.
President George Bush travels to Colombia early Sunday amid extremely tight security in the Colombian capital where he will meet and publicly express support for Washington's top ally in the region, President Alvaro Uribe.
At a time when his popularity has hit rock bottom at home, President Bush is slipping out of Washington today to visit five Latin American nations in the course of an eight-day trip. Bush's itinerary will take him first to Brazil, then south to Uruguay before heading north again for stops in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico.
United States President George Bush rejected in Sao Paulo accusations of U.S. neglect in Latin America. Bush spent Friday in Brazil the first leg of his five countries weeklong visit to Latinamerica.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warned that President George W. Bush's attempts to bolster trade and improve ties with Latin America threaten to divide the region and undermine economic stability.