The Argentine Navy is planning for this coming Friday a high seas homage to the 323 crewmembers lost when the sinking of the cruiser General Belgrano on May 2, 1982, by two torpedoes from the Royal Navy's nuclear submersible HMS Conqueror.
Known for military strongmen, Latin America has mostly embraced peace since the end of the 1980s era of right-wing dictatorships. Now flush with profits from a commodities boom, however, many Latin American countries are beefing up their military capabilities as they seek to ascend the ranks of regional power players.
Santiaguinos stuck in the city for the long weekend faced the first environmental alerts of the year after an increased level of air contamination was detected on Friday night. The contamination alerts were issued for Saturday and Sunday.
Opponents of plans to construct several massive hydroelectric dams in Chile's northern Patagonia region are welcoming a new and very influential ally: the Sierra Club.
A new psychiatric report revealed that the Chilean born citizen that last week end tried to ram a heavy truck against a Rio Gallegos house belonging to Argentine President Nestor Kirchner is suffering from psychosis.
The former president of Chile, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and the President of the 56th Session of the United Nations General Assembly were named on Monday Special Envoys for Climate Change by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has made the issues one of his top priorities.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has threatened withdrawal from the Organization of American States, OAS, if Venezuela is condemned over the case of the private television station, Radio Caracas Television, RCTV.
The Argentine Air Force baptism of fire 25th celebration turned into tragedy Tuesday morning when a Mirage III interceptor after two successful low flying demonstrations crashed in a field next to the Tandil VI Air Brigade.