The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offered Chile assistance in repairing damage caused by the fire that destroyed part of the historical centre of the port city of Valparaiso last week, killing several people.
The notion of a racial divide in the Caribbean tourism industry is a problem that dare not speak its name. It creates discomfort among many of the expatriate hotel owners and managers, and governments are fearful of dealing with it.
A heat wave is causing a string of forest fires in Colombia, in the Andes glaciers are melting, in Bolivia rainfall is double the average and in the whole Andean region climatic anomalies are forcing drastic measures to contain further damage.
Latinamerica could experience a trade boom in the next five to ten years if China sustains its current rates of growth said Andres Solimano from the UN Economic Commission for Latinamerica, CEPAL.
The Organization of American States Secretary General, Jose Miguel Insulza said he hoped the lack of dialogue with Cuba is only temporary recalling that the majority of OAS members have bilateral relations with the island's government.
Venezuela is preparing a package of measures to contain inflation which begun 2007 with a 2% in January, announced Ricardo Sanguino chairman of the Congressional Finance Committee.
Global warming, a phenomenon now confirmed worldwide by scientific journals and international forums, will have devastating effects on the Chilean agricultural industryÃÂ¢€”perhaps the country's most important economic activity. The most threatening problem is the likely appearance of agricultural pests, from which Chile has heretofore been free.
Chile's Exporters Association (Asoex) proposed last week the introduction of foreign workers to make up for a scarcity of labour in Chile's agricultural workforce. Critics accused Asoex president Ronald Brown of seeking to profit from poorly paid foreign labour on temporary contracts.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the world's richest man is currently on an Antarctica cruise in one of the largest and most luxurious private super-yachts belonging to his associate Paul Allen.
Two devastating fires this weekend in Chile, one Punta Arenas and the other in Valparaiso have taken the lives of at least 13 people.