Forty-eight hours of celebrations are taking place to mark nine new states joining a European border-free zone.
US-Venezuelan businessman Guido Antonini Wilson, who in August attempted to introduce to Argentina an undeclared suitcase full of cash, was reportedly seen two days later at Government House in Buenos Aires, an Argentine prosecutor said on Thursday.
Petrobras shares rose Friday a day after Brazil's government owned oil company said it found more oil in the offshore Santos Basin. Shares rose 4.88, or 4.5%, to $112.88 in afternoon trading.
Cuba's Raul Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez presided Friday in Cuba over the opening of the fourth Petrocaribe summit which will address the region's lack of sufficient energy resources.
The incoming naval commander of the Chilean Naval Zone III in Punta Areas identified three main tasks for the Chilean Navy in the area next year. They include reopening an Antarctic base, relocating all the Navy's land operations into a single building and have Chile's icebreaker Admiral Oscar Veil definitively stationed in Punta Arenas.
Saturday flights to Falklands/Malvinas are virtually fully booked because it's the high season and there are many travelers linked to Antarctic activities flying to the Islands, according to Lan airline Punta Arenas General Manager Paola Contardo.
The Argentine government disclosed Friday the Rational and Efficient Power Use Plan with the aim of easing daily demand peak and saving water reserves for winter. Federal Planning minister Julio De Vido, also known as the energy czar underlined that the plan does not mean restrictions.
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A group of researchers says that the closest known evolutionary cousin of whales, dolphins and porpoises is not the hippopotamus, as conventional wisdom has it, but an extinct deer-like animal roughly the size of a raccoon.
Peru, one of the International Monetary Fund, IMF, clients has announced it has no intention of renewing the stand by agreement that extends until February 2009.