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Latin America

  • Sunday, December 24th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Another Chilean General's grandson fired

    A week after Augusto Pinochet Molina, grandson of the former Chilean dictator, was fired from Chile's armed forces for giving an incendiary speech at his grandfather's funeral, the grandson of former General Carlos Prats, Francisco Cuadrado Prats, was fired from his job as a cultural director in Santiago's borough of Las Condes.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Market will continue to call for soybean acres

    It's beginning to sound like a scratched CD, but supplies of soybeans are large.
    The market, though, is bidding up soybeans so producers will keep soybeans in their rotation for 2007.
    U.S. ending stocks for Aug. 31, 2007 are projected at 565 million bushels.

  • Friday, December 22nd 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Latin America: Unemployment is Key Problem

    A high number of Latin Americans are concerned about a shortage of jobs, according to the 18-country Latinobarómetro released by The Economist. 45 per cent of respondents in Panama select unemployment as the most important problem, followed by 39 per cent in Uruguay and 37 per cent in Nicaragua.

  • Thursday, December 21st 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile: US$4.815 billion foreign investment in 2006

    The Foreign Investment Committee (FIC) reported that in 2006 the amount of foreign investment in Chile reached US$4.815 billion, 183 percent higher than in 2005.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    U.S. environmental group opposes Aisen project in Chile

    Chilean Patagonia, one of the world's most pristine wilderness areas, is receiving major attention these days from a large and very well-connected U.S. environmental group.

  • Wednesday, December 20th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush extends tariff preferences to Andean nations

    President George W. Bush signed legislation Wednesday extending for six months existent trade benefits to four Andean nations: Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. According to the bill countries that approve free trade agreements, FTA, with the US will have a further six months.

  • Tuesday, December 19th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile adds two new regions to the existing 13

    Chile will add two more Regions to the existing thirteen beginning mid 2007 following the approval in Congress of the initiative. The new regions are XIV Valdivia, divided into the provinces of De Los Rios and Ranco and the XV, Arica and Parinacota.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Survey shows Chileans among least happy in Latinamerica

    The latest in a string of international happiness surveys shows that 66% of Chileans describe themselves as “happy” or “very happy” — yet they are less happy than people in almost every other Latin American country.

  • Monday, December 18th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile/UK permanent high level political dialogue

    Lord David Trieman, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State

    Chile and the Great Britain agreed Monday to set up permanent high level political dialogue and increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Collaboration will focus on energy, environmental and social issues.

  • Saturday, December 16th 2006 - 20:00 UTC

    Protests spark clashes in Bolivia

    At least 50 people were injured on Friday in a clash between supporters and opponents of Bolivian President Evo Morales' government, according local press reports.