Recent corruption cases plaguing the ruling Concertación coalition have had little effect on the public popularity of Chile's President Michelle Bachelet, according to a poll carried out by the Centre for Public Studies (CEP).
Exports of Chilean bottled wine to foreign markets are increasingly lucrative, with wine prices increasing in nine of the top ten market destinations between January to November last year.
Chile's exports ÃÂ¢€ at least in terms of dollar amounts ÃÂ¢€ rose dramatically in 2006, fueled in large part by record high copper prices.
Chile's Consumer Prices Index, IPC, ended at 2.6% in 2006 with a last 0.1% push from December, according to the latest release from the country's Statistics Institute, INE.
Venezuelan re-elected President Hugo Chavez dismissed Thursday his longtime confidant Vice President Jose Vicente Rangel and former Minister of Interior Jesse Chacón promising to complete his new cabinet by next Wednesday when he takes office for a six year mandate extending until 2013.
Cuba reached its target of 3.9 million tons of oil and gas in 2006, while foreign companies in association with the local Cubapetroleo, CUPET, corporation continue exploration in 30 other wells, reported Havana authorities.
Faulty runway renovation caused delays last Thursday at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, Santiago.
Venezuela and Argentina are forecasted to top economic performance in the region in 2007, above 6% growth, with Chile, Colombia, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic following at levels ranging 5%, according to a top World Bank official.
Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter this country freely, in reciprocity with a similar measure taken by the US government.
Latinamerican currencies are expected to begin 2007 with the same upward tendency as during the end of 2006 as foreign investors' flock to emerging markets.