Chilean fishery exports in the first five months of 2007 generated 1,707 billion US dollars, up 21.3% compared to the same period in 2006, when returns totaled 1,407 billion, according to the latest release from the Fisheries Sub Secretariat, SUBPESCA.
Latinamerica is set to invest 267 billion US dollars in energy projects in the next two decades according to the United Nations Economic Committee for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, CEPAL.
According to a survey carried out by the Chilean Association of School Assistance and Scholarships (Junaeb) 19.4% of Chileans between the ages 9 and 11, are obese. This is particularly severe in the extreme south of the country where it affects 25% of children.
Chilean airline LAN has exceeded all expectations with a 158.9% rise in second-quarter net profits, as compared with the same period last year.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez said he felt disappointed that his jumbo gas pipeline proposal to supply the South American continent had been frozen by several of the potential beneficiaries of the multi billion project.
Chile's country risk assessment shot this week to its highest level since August 2003 but is still the lowest in Latinamerica. International volatility with investors selling stocks and higher risk bonds and moving into more stable US bonds is seen as the cause behind the events of last week.
The world's leading and largest producer of methanol, Methanex Corporation said Monday that it had joined Wintersall from Germanay and GeoPark Holdings to bid for natural gas concessions in the extreme south of Chile.
Venezuela and Byelorussia will be signing military contracts for over a billion US dollars before the end of July announced the chair of the Byelorussian Security Council who also heads the bilateral economic cooperation committee.
Political uncertainty and crime are scaring thousands of Venezuelans from their country who are looking for better opportunities overseas according to Mequieroir.com, (iwanttoleave.com) web site which advises people who want to leave the country.
Peru celebrated Sunday Pisco Day promising to improve the quality of the grape distilled alcohol, but above all defend its domestic origin form neighboring Chile, which also claims such a title. The dispute has reached the World Organization of Intellectual Property.