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Latin America

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's Foreign Ministry rejects Peru border definition proposal

    Foreign Minister Alexander Foxley

    Chile's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday rejected a proposal from the Peruvian government to redefine maritime borders between the two countries. In a public declaration issued by Foreign Minister Alexander Foxley, Chile's government stated that the Chile-Peru maritime border had already been defined by international treaties in the past.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Ecuador names woman as defense minister

      Mrs. Lorena Escudero

    The Ecuadorean government named another woman to be defense minister, to take over after the first female to hold the office was killed in a helicopter accident.

  • Thursday, February 1st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's first fish farming park to be built in Tongoy

    The project will foment development through establishing aquaculture ventures in Coquimbo waters, according to director J.C. Uribe.

    The University of Los Lagos (ULA) is planning to build the first Fish Farming Park in Chile on a 5.5-hectare terrain, in the Tongoy Bay of Coquimbo Region IV, investing more than CLP 450 million (USD 826.400).

  • Wednesday, January 31st 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    US “watchful” of how Chavez exercises special powers

    President Hugo Chavez

    President Hugo Chavez was granted Wednesday by the National Assembly special powers during 18 months, to accelerate changes in broad areas of society and the economy by presidential decree.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chile's President Bachelet schedules impressive tour

    President Michelle Bachelet

    After returning from her summer vacation on Lake Caburgua, Chile's President Michelle Bachelet plans to embark on an impressive tour of Latin American countries to encourage regional cooperation. She will then jet off to Europe to compare notes with “sister” countries famed for their welfare states.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Southern Chile's tremors traced to submarine fissure

    Chilean Patagonia

    The weeks' long tremors that have residents of Chilean Patagonia fearsome of a major earthquake can be traced to a submarine fissure and not the tectonic plaques, according to a group of scientists working in the area.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Record year for world tourism; South America up 7.2%

    World tourism registered yet another record last year with 842 million arrivals, a higher than expected growth rate of 4.5% with Latinamerica consolidating its sustained growth tendency reaching 7.2%, according to United Nations figures.

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    All the power to the Communal centres

    Critics say Mr Chavez is gathering powers in his own hands

    A new era of “maximum revolution” has arrived in Venezuela, a mix of near religious fervour and plenty of oil money, an intent under a one man rule, which President Hugo Chavez promises will create a more egalitarian society. But for every Venezuelan the question is where do they fit in this revolution?

  • Tuesday, January 30th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Protestors storm Ecuador's Congress in support of Correa

    Thousands of followers of Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa stormed Congress on Tuesday demanding support for constitutional reforms forcing the evacuation of legislators and a strong reaction from riot police with batons and tear gas.

  • Sunday, January 28th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Seism “psychosis” as earth trembles in southern Chile

    Santiago City

    Viviana Betancour governor of Chile's Southern Region of Aysen, which is living in a state of almost panic because of several days persistent telluric trembling, called on residents to be calm and trust that the best possible technical assistance is already working in the area.