The Chilean military Junta support to Britain during the 1982 conflict was important, but did no influence the outcome of the war; United States support to Britain was decisive, remarked former Argentine Army Commander General Martin Balza interviewed by the Chilean media.
Chilean beef imports increased 16% in the first seven months of 2005 compared to the same period in 2004, according to a report from the Santiago Chamber of Commerce.
Latinamericans are ever more suspicious of President George Bush intentions in the region, said Republican Senator Norm Coleman head of the Latinamerican Affairs Committee following a recent visit to several South American countries.
United States unemployment reached a four year low in August, 4,9%, but since figures do not include the effects of the Katrina hurricane which hit Louisiana and other southern states, analysts are looking at the number of new jobs created in August which was less than expected.
Crude prices fell on Friday following confirmation that more strategic oil reserves will be released to alleviate the market following the impact of the Katrina hurricane which cut United States production by an estimated 30%.
The United States dollar dropped to a new record in the Chilean financial market closing the week in the range of 530 pesos, a benchmark unseen since June 2000.