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 ÃÂ¢€” SERNATUR- last week.
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.
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
Meteorologists in the U.S. forecast Thursday an increase in hurricanes for the coming year. They lay the blame on La Niña ÃÂ¢€ 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.