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Latin America

  • Monday, August 27th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Punta Arenas, the second most expensive city in Chile

    Punta Arenas figures as the second most expensive city in Chile behind the capital Santiago, according to the latest report from the Business School of the Universidad del Desarrollo released this week.

  • Saturday, August 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    UN steps up assistance for Peruvian quake victims

    United Nations is bolstering its assistance through the release of almost 10 million US dollars from an emergency fund and an appeal for nearly 40 million to be launched next week to victims of the major earthquake which rocked Peru on 15 August, one of the world body's top humanitarian officials revealed Friday.

  • Saturday, August 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Peru's president García gesture towards Chile

    This border should be a point of integration said Pte. Garcia

    Dampening speculation of a growing rift between the two neighboring countries, Peruvian President Alan Garcia this week traveled to a shared Chilean-Peruvian border area to promote further economic integration between Peru and Chile.

  • Saturday, August 25th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Evo Morales arrived to Peru with 19 tons of medicines

    Pte. Morales arrived to Pisco

    Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived in Pisco today to distribute 19 tons of medicines, blankets and drinking water, the second visit by a Latin American leader to the disaster area. Colombia's Alvaro Uribe traveled to the area last weekend.

  • Friday, August 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Limited supplies make wheat prices reach record highs

    Wheat prices hit record highs this week. Bad weather in key grain growing areas such as Canada and parts of Europe has limited supplies as demand has risen, sparking fears of a supply shortfall and threats of rising bread prices.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Latinamerica and East Asia meet to boost trade ties

    Foreign ministers and envoys from 33 Latin America and East Asian countries on Wednesday opened in Brasilia two days of talks here to boost fledgling trade ties and build links between the far-flung regions.

  • Thursday, August 23rd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Cepal forecasts commodities boom to continue 5/10 years

    Latam booming but 200 m. below poverty line

    Latinamerica is poised to enjoy exceptionally high prices for its exports during the next five to ten years given the growing demand for commodities from China and India, according to a report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Hurricane Dean targets Mexican oilfields in the Bay of Campeche

    Dean smashed up the arty resort of Tulum and washed sand off the famous beach at Cancun before crossing the peninsula and heading out into the southern Gulf of Mexico where state oil company Pemex has hundreds of wells and installations.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Former IMF official recommends labor flexibility in Chile

    Krueger denounced Chile's current “ethical salary” debate

    Anne Krueger, the former number two official in the International Monetary Fund (IMF), recommended greater labor flexibility for Chile's labor market on Monday. The economist also took a hard stance against arguments for an “ethical salary” for Chile's wage owners, a subject of much debate today in Chile.

  • Wednesday, August 22nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rubber stamp assembly gives initial approval to Chavez reforms

    Preaching with the little blue book: “Chavez for ever”

    Venezuela's National Assembly dominated by allies of President Hugo Chavez, gave unanimous initial approval Tuesday to constitutional reforms that would allow him to run for indefinite re-election, creates a popular militia, ends the Central Bank's autonomy and redefines property rights.