Chile's flag carrier LAN Airlines said on Thursday that its cargo unit LAN Cargo S.A. was one of 25 global cargo airlines facing allegations of possible price fixing of cargo fuel surcharges.
Beginning Saturday midnight, (Sunday 00:00 Hours) the time in Argentina jumps forward an hour as part of a broad government plan to conserve energy as demand for power surges amid strong economic growth. Clocks will turn back on March 16.
Brazilian authorities said they were awaiting notification from Italy on arrest warrants for suspects in the coordinated repression campaign during South America's dictatorship era, but also anticipated that Brazilian citizens could not be extradited for trial abroad.
The assassination on Thursday of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has sent stock markets falling and boosted prices for oil and gold. The main index on the New York Stock Exchange fell 192 points or 1.4% while prices of government bonds rose.
Colombia agreed on Wednesday to allow Venezuelan aircraft to land in the country to pick up three hostages held for years by leftist guerrillas, including a child born in captivity. Peace commissioners from five countries including Argentina's former president Nestor Kirchner will be involved in the operation.
Prosecutors in Italy have issued arrest warrants for 140 people who participated in the South American dictatorships coordinated repression of the seventies, which was known as Operation Condor.
In spite of the current rough bilateral relation, Argentina is interested in purchasing refurbished F16 fighter bombers which the United States apparently is willing to comply with according to Saturday reports in the Buenos Aires press.
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Elizabeth, 81, passed the mark set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Her son, Prince Charles, closed in on the title of longest-waiting heir to the throne.
No London Metropolitan Police officers will face disciplinary action over the death of Brazilian natural Jean Charles de Menezes. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) earlier cleared 11 of the 15 officers involved in the case.