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Montevideo, October 23rd 2018 - 20:39 UTC

Latin America

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Foreign tourism in Chile increased 9% in summer months

    Over 640,000 foreign tourists visited Chile this summer contributing more than 345 million US dollars to the economy, reported Chile's state tourism office — SERNATUR- last week.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile and Japan ready to sign FTA at end of March

    “It is one additional step that Chile makes and an ambitious one, signifying we will have free markets in Asia of 2.5 billion consumers” said the Foxley

    The Chilean and Japanese governments will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) on March 27, which constitutes a step forward in reinforcing Chile's presence in Asia, where it currently holds agreements with China (2005) and South Korea. The new convention is similar to others agreed to by the European Union (EU) and the United States.

  • Monday, March 5th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Dramatic change of Bush policy towards Latinamerica

    United States President George Bush who next Thursday begins an eight days five countries trip to Latinamerica dramatically changed his administration's speech acknowledging that U.S.-backed economic policies and free-trade agreements have failed to lift millions of Latin Americans from poverty

  • Sunday, March 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile's meteorologists on alert for La Niña

    Meteorologists in the U.S. forecast Thursday an increase in hurricanes for the coming year. They lay the blame on “La Niña” – El Niño's ”sister” phenomenon - which produces a cooling effect on the surface water of the Pacific Ocean and can drastically alter weather patterns as far as Africa.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rio Group supports Argentina in Falklands/Malvinas dispute

    Heads of State at the XIXth Rio Group summit in Guyana over the weekend approved a resolution backing “Argentina's legitimate rights over the Malvinas”, regarding the sovereignty dispute with the United Kingdom.

  • Sunday, March 4th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Rio Group committed to “revitalization” and less summits

    The Rio Group will be revitalized with fewer summits and more action in the form of mutual consultations aimed at reacting quickly to international crises, the presidents of the regional association agreed Saturday in Guyana.

  • Friday, March 2nd 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush administration upgrades Latinamerica and democracy

    United States President Bush will use his visit to Latin America to highlight his vision of building positive new partnerships in the Americas, a senior State Department official said in congressional testimony.

  • Thursday, March 1st 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chilean scientists to record blue whales “conversations”

    Scientists record whale conversations

    Marine Biologists from Chile's Blue Whale Center (CBA) have embarked on a new project to record the noises made by endangered blue whales off the coast of southern Chile. They hope to use their recordings to identify individual whales and learn more about how whales communicate with each other.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Chile announces plans to research nuclear energy

    Energy Minister Karen Poniachik

    Energy Minister Karen Poniachik announced Tuesday that her ministry would begin technical studies into the potential use of nuclear energy in Chile. Facing criticism from both the governing Concertación coalition and opposition Alliance for delays in the government-mandated studies, Poniachik said the ministry would present a plan to assess the implementation of nuclear energy in March.

  • Wednesday, February 28th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Venezuela takes control of foreign oil projects

    President Hugo Chavez's announced takeover of Venezuela's most promising oil-producing operations will likely increase strain on the country's heavily burdened state-run oil company and pressure production at the world's eighth-largest oil exporter.