Brazil's Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a corruption case against former Cabinet members in a 2005 bribes-for-votes scandal that seriously damaged the reputation of the president's party.
”The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today announced it has placed its final order for paper tickets. Some 16.5 million paper tickets were ordered from 7 specialized printers to supply the 60,000 accredited IATA travel agents in 162 markets around the world until 31 May 2008.
Chilean Patagonia Region XI Baker River, often dubbed the most plentiful river in Chile, is experiencing a decrease in water flow due to this year's unusually sparse rainfall. Government officials insist the conditions are temporary, but records indicate that the river's water levels have been steadily decreasing in the last several years.
Climate change, and its economic impact was pushed onto the front burner at a seminar on Monday organized by the British Embassy in Argentina which the key speaker was Stephen Green, a senior economist at the UK's Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega can be extradited to France after completing his U.S. prison sentence on a 1992 drug trafficking conviction, according to a Tuesday ruling from a US federal judge.
An initiative by Rio de Janeiro state government to withdraw from Brazil's nation-wide treaty exempting taxes on investments in oil exploration has become a major concern for the country's oil sector, said industry sources on Monday.
The Illex squid season in the Uruguay/Argentina Common Fisheries Zone, CFZ, ends next August 31st, according to a release from the Maritime Front Joint Technical committee.
The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer has emerged earlier than usual this year, but it is not yet clear whether the eventual annual depletion of the naturally occurring gas that filters out cancer-causing ultraviolet (UV) radiation will be as bad as recent years, the United Nations meteorological agency announced Tuesday.