Víctor Filichkin, head of Russian energy company Intermash, visited Chile last week to promote a potential nuclear solution to Chile's energy needs. Filichkin's visit coincides with the arrival of the new U.S. ambassador to Chile – touted as a nuclear energy expert – and the recent visit by Mohamed El Baradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Cruise vessel Norwegian Dream finally returned to the port of Montevideo Tuesday evening after waiting 24 hours two miles offshore while the main channel of access to the port was surveyed and cleared of possible hazards.
The penguin population of Antarctica is under pressure from global warming, according to a WWF report released this week.
More than two weeks after the ship M/S Explorer sank in Bransfield Strait off the coast of Antarctica, experts are questioning the official explanation of why the vessel sank.
Accidents can always happen but the target is to minimize impacts and advance contingency plans for such situations in the framework of the Antarctic Treaty, said Chile's Dr. Alvaro Sapag, chairman of the Chilean Environment Commission during a meeting on the Antarctic environment held in Punta Arenas.
The International Monetary Fund hopes Argentina and the Paris Club will reach a repayment deal on 6.3 billion US dollars in defaulted debt without the IMF involvement, said the IMF managing director.