Chilean president Ricardo Lagos awarded Sunday the country's highest honour for the arts to Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono and the leader of the Irish U2 rock band.
United States and Russia are locked in another cold war, this time over a hole in the ice at the bottom of the world in Antarctica. At issue is the Russian plan to continue drilling a hole they began in 1998 until they poke through the ice into a large, long-buried lake known as Vostok.
With the presence of Defence ministers from Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, Chilean authorities will officially begin next Tuesday de-mining operations in the north of country, according to Santiago press reports.
After four decades of service the Chilean Navy is decommissioning a destroyer and a frigate originally built for the Royal Navy.
Twenty four Falkland Islands' flagged vessels called in Montevideo 64 times for supplies and maintenance between January 2005 and February 2006, according to a long report published in the Sunday edition of Buenos Aires newspaper Perfil.
Gross domestic product in Latin America's largest economy grew by 2.3 percent in 2005 amid high interest rates used to keep inflation at bay, the government said yesterday.
Spanish-Argentine oil and energy company Repsol- YPF said yesterday its net profit rose 29 percent to a record in 2005 thanks in large part to a robust fourth quarter, when earnings more than doubled.
The French has government confirmed that the H5N1 bird flu virus struck a turkey farm, in the European Union's first outbreak of the lethal strain in commercial poultry
Altogether 168 individuals and 23 organizations have been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2006. This is slightly less than last year's record of 199 candidates. The Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce the winner in the middle of October.
A spectacular robbery of art works by Picasso, Matisse, Monet and Dali marred the start of the Rio Carnival on Friday, which saw a slimmer than usual King Momo kick off festivities to feverish samba rhythms.