Praising democracy and in a clear support of fellow presidents seen as critical of United States, Chile's Michelle Bachelet said that the latest swing of elected governments in Latinamerica can be better described as progressive rather than left wing or radical.
Ecuadorian elected President Rafael Correa, flanked by Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Bolivia's Evo Morales announced Sunday that a new day is dawning promising to rule for the indigenous, the migrants and the excluded.
A fragile truce between supporters and opponents of Bolivian president Evo Morales helped restore some normality to the city of Cochabamba, in central Bolivia, where four days of rioting left two dead and over a hundred injured.
Chile's National Statistics Institute (INE) reported 2.6% inflation for 2006, well within the goal set by Chile's Central Bank.
The value of cellulose rose to 735 US dollars per ton this week, according to industry indicators, the highest price for cellulose since February 16th, 1996
Chile receives its fair share of high-profile visitors, from heads of state, to world famous rock musicians to Hollywood movie stars. Rarely, though, does the country play host to true royalty, much less to a key member of Great Britain's House of Windsor.
Bolivian President Evo Morales renewed his pledge to nationalize his country's mining industry, saying he would complete the task this year.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced this week that Chile has been elevated from its Watch List to its Priority Watch List for alleged failure to comply with U.S. standards for intellectual property rights protection. The USTR cited the software and pharmaceutical industries in Chile as presenting the greatest threats to American business interests.
Investors scared by President Hugo Chavez's nationalization plans rushed to sell off Venezuelan stocks Tuesday, while U.S. officials and financial analysts warned that increasing government control in the power, telecom and oil sectors is a mistake.
Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Migule Insulza received on Tuesday full support from country members' representatives during a debate promoted by Venezuela following the controversy with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.