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Latin America

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile announces plans to research nuclear energy

    Energy Minister Karen Poniachik

    Energy Minister Karen Poniachik announced Tuesday that her ministry would begin technical studies into the potential use of nuclear energy in Chile. Facing criticism from both the governing Concertación coalition and opposition Alliance for delays in the government-mandated studies, Poniachik said the ministry would present a plan to assess the implementation of nuclear energy in March.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela takes control of foreign oil projects

    President Hugo Chavez's announced takeover of Venezuela's most promising oil-producing operations will likely increase strain on the country's heavily burdened state-run oil company and pressure production at the world's eighth-largest oil exporter.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    New constitution for the British Virgin Islands

    The successful conclusion this week of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) constitutional talks was praised by Foreign Office Minister Lord Triestman.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    El Niño subsides: fishermen celebrate, farmers fear drought

    By next May the “El Niño” phenomenon, which warms the Pacific Ocean by an average of 1.5 degrees Celsius (3.5 degrees Fahrenheit), will have completely disappeared.
    While Chile's fishing industry utters a loud sigh of relief – cooler water means larger catches — the departure of El Niño could cause severe problems for the agricultural sector, which may be facing drought.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Ecuador to repair roads system with funds to repay creditors

    Ecuadorian Army to begin  road construction

    Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa declared Tuesday a national roads system emergency and ordered the Army to begin the construction and maintenance of the country's road network to be financed with funds originally destined to honor foreign debt payments.

  • Tuesday, February 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    CIA believes Raul Castro is consolidating as Fidel's successor

    Fidel and his brother Raul Castro

    The United States government said Tuesday that Raul Castro has consolidated as successor of his brother since last July and admitted that in the event of Fidel's death there will not be an
    immediate “positive change”.

  • Monday, February 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez preparing for conflict with US plans to buy 9 subs

    Venezuela is currently negotiating with European and Russian companies the purchase of nine submarines valued in three billion US dollars for the event of “an attack from United States”, report several South American newspapers.

  • Monday, February 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile faces rich world evils: 25% of population is obese

    Obesity and related pathologies like high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart attacks cost the Chilean treasury an estimated 300 million US dollars which is equivalent to a significant percentage of the country's overall public health budget.

  • Monday, February 26th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez “can scare away” investors from South America

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez can scare away investors in South America, who may prefer to invest in other regions, US Ambassador to Brazil, Clifford Sobel, told to Exame magazine 10 days before the arrival of US President George W. Bush to Sao Paulo.

  • Friday, February 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Impact of corn prices boom on other farming activities

    Corn grain prices have reached a historical level of 123 Chilean pesos, approximately 25 US cents per kilogram, a 73% rise from 2006 figures. This significant leap is a result of the growing ethanol production in the U.S. for which the cereal is essential.