The decline in squid prices along with a rise in operation costs has made Argentine jigger vessels shipowners anxious about their situation, according to the new head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.
Bolivian President Evo Morales lashed out at opponents on Monday after five people were killed and hundreds injured in violent protests against his reforms and opposition leaders renewed threats to secede from the central government.
The prominent Jewish rights group Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched Operation Last Chance to search for clues leading to 150 to 300 suspected war criminals which took refuge in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, following Nazi Germany's defeat in 1945.
Brazil will vote on the incorporation of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur in 2008, Chamber of Deputies' Speaker Arlindo Chinaglia told the local press on Monday in Brasilia.
A cruise ship takes on water in the Antarctic and three more come quickly to the rescue: A blessing for the survivors, to be sure. But also an indication of a tourism boom that critics say threatens Antarctica's environment and puts passengers at risk.
The Royal Navy's newest and most powerful Type 45 destroyer Diamond was launched Tuesday from BAE's shipyard at Govan, on the Clyde, Scotland. Several thousand members of the public attended the launch, including over three thousand local school children.
Six of Bolivia's nine provinces, which hold 80% of the country's wealth, have called a 48 hours general strike for Wednesday in protest at a new draft constitution.
Venezuela recalled on Tuesday its ambassador to Colombia for consultations following a harsh exchange of words between the presidents of both countries. The Venezuelan government said it was carrying out an exhaustive evaluation of its relationship with Colombia.
United States and United Kingdom researchers have stitched together more than 1.000 views of the White Continent to make a stunning new high-definition polar panorama.
One of the most highly anticipated new-builds of 2007 has inched closer to entering the ranks of British royalty. On Saturday, November 24, the 90,000-ton, 2,014-passenger Queen Victoria officially became part of the Cunard family in a handover ceremony at Venice's Fincantieri Marghera shipyard.