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Latin America

  • Saturday, June 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile returns to the Andean fold but as an “associate” member

    Bolivia's Foreign Affairs Minister David Choquehuanca announced Friday in La Paz that Chile had formalized its intention of returning to the Community of Andean Nations, CAN, which she abandoned 31 years ago.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile invites corporations to look for oil and gas in Magallanes

    Next week Chile will officially invite international corporations to participate in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons in the Magallanes Region. Chilean Minister of Mines Karen Pniachik will be in Punta Arenas for the opening ceremony.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Alternative route to Torres del Paine Park cuts distance by half

    Torres del Paine National Park new route from Puerto Natales

    A new alternative route linking Puerto Natales with the renowned Torres del Paine National Park, cutting in half the distance from 140 to 70 kilometres, was opened this week in Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile.

  • Friday, June 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Diplomatic incident brewing between Brazil and Venezuela

    Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to summon Venezuela's ambassador Julio Garcia Montoya “for the indispensable clarification” of President Hugo Chavez' reference to the Brazilian Senate as “a parrot that repeats whatever Washington says” adding that the Brazilian Congress was “controlled by the right wing”.

  • Thursday, May 31st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Shipments to Chile resumed

    Argentina resumed shipments of crucial natural gas to Chile's populous central region yesterday, Chilean energy officials said, easing fears that an acute energy shortage could worsen.

  • Wednesday, May 30th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile to double financing of Antarctic scientific research

    Chile is planning to double Antarctic scientific research funds this coming season 2007/08 revealed this week in Punta Arenas Jose Retamales, director of the Chilean Antarctic Institute.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's gas crisis intensifies

    Chile is looking to acquire Uruguay's unused natural gas permits with Argentina in order to secure a steady supply of gas for Santiago. This proposal comes on the heels of an intensifying energy crisis, with the country's capital city facing possible residential and commercial gas cuts.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuelans protest as TV station shuts

    Largest of several protests  broke out across Caracas

    Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.

  • Tuesday, May 29th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chavez threatens to sanction another television network

    Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue “to incite a murder attempt on his life” and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a “de-stabilization plan”.

  • Monday, May 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bachelet travels to Northern European Nations

    President Michelle Bachelet left Chile late Sunday evening for a state visit to northern European nations where she will meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotltenberg and Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. Bachelet will return to Chile on June 4.