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Latin America

  • Sunday, June 24th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Evolution of minimum wages in Latam: Argentina leads

    Chile saw a 16% real increase in its minimum wage over the past 7 years, putting it in 5th place among Latin American countries. Argentina came in first, doubling its minimum wage since 2000, followed by Uruguay, which increased by 50%. Brazil and Ecuador took 4th and 5th place.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bolivia considers selling gas to Chile

    Bolivian President Evo Morales created a political stir in Chile when he hinted Sunday that his country is considering selling natural gas to Chile, even while admitting that his cabinet is divided over the issue.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Research plan to repopulate Chilean Patagonia with llamas

    Chilean investigators are working with Brigham Young University to genetically select the best and most productive characteristics of Chile's llama population. Their aim is to ultimately repopulated Chile's southern Patagonia with llamas, which could become an economic resource for the region and also contribute to halting the erosion of Patagonia's fragile soil, which llama hooves do not wear down.

  • Thursday, June 21st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Glacial Lake disappearance in Chile baffles scientists

    “The lake had simply disappeared. No one knows what happened.”

    A glacial lake in Chile's southern Andes has disappeared, and scientists want to know why. The disappearance of the five-acre lake in the Huemules National Park was discovered in late May by park rangers.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela interested in a “new Mercosur”, if not forget it

    Venezuela is interested in becoming a member of a “new Mercosur” but if there's no clear change willingness “we're not interested in the old Mercosur”, said President Hugo Chavez in an interview with the Spanish government agency EFE.

  • Monday, June 18th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Canada/Chile trade quintuples in the last five years

    Trade between Chile and Canada has quintupled in the past five years, with a whopping 1.45 billion US dollars in goods now exchanged, reports Chile's International Economic Relations Directorate (DIRECON),

  • Sunday, June 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez thanks OAS for not intervening in the RCTV case

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez thanked all Organization of American States, (OAS) country members for not supporting a United States proposal to “intervene” regarding the non license renewal for Radio Caracas Television, one of the country?s main opposition television stations.

  • Sunday, June 17th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Santiago is once again Latam's top business city

    A study by MasterCard published this week ranked Santiago de Chile as the best place in Latin America for doing business.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Young Chileans growing apathy towards politics

    A recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP) found that Chileans have a mixed take on their government: the government has been successful at protecting human rights and promoting democracy, but has not been as effective in dealing with crime and unemployment.

  • Sunday, June 10th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Almost 14% of Chilean population described as poor or indigent

    The latest poll on Socioeconomic characterization of the Chilean population shows that since 1990 the number of Chileans living in “poverty conditions” has dropped to almost half, but still over two million continue to be poor including half a million indigent.