Mount Everest conqueror and Antarctic explorer New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary has returned to the frozen continent, at age 87, for what he believes will be his last time.
Despite promises last year that gas prices would remain stable in coming months, gas supply company Energas announced Tuesday that prices are to increase by an average of 2.7 percent.
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague turned down on Tuesday a request by Uruguay to force Argentina to end blockades of roads and bridges linking the neighbouring countries in protest over the construction of a paper mill on the Uruguayan side.
Argentine pickets in the city of Gualeguaychu, the main bastion protesting the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side reacted with surprise, joy but also soberness to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling which turned down Uruguay's request to force Argentina to end blockades.
Argentina called on neighboring Uruguay to dialogue about the construction of pulp mills following the International Court of Justice, ICJ, ruling that turned down Uruguay's request for an end to road and bridge blockades by pickets protesting alleged contamination from the controversial plants.
Spain's ENCE unveiled this week in Montevideo plans to produce a million tons of cellulose by September 2009 in a plant to be built in the south west of Uruguay along the River Plate coast.
Uruguay's Tabare Vazquez said he was deeply concerned fearing that the recurrent regional summit with the participation of Latinamerican leaders could turn into a mere protocol routine.
Argentine soy bean mills processed 2.68 million tons of soybeans in November, up 28.9% from the same month a year earlier, reported the Agriculture Secretariat this week in Buenos Aires.
Brazil's president Lula da Silva unveiled on Monday an economic package with the purpose of boosting growth to 5% annually by 2008 through a combination of public and private spending.
New York City is losing its competitive edge and could give up its lead as the financial capital of the world in ten years according to a report commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Senator Charles Schumer.