A Chilean cargo vessel managed to outrun an attack with rifles from pirates in the north east of Africa, according to Arturo Claro Fernandez, vice-president of Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores, CSAV, one of Chile's main maritime transport companies.
Peruvian Armed Forces never again should be involved in politics and must only be committed to the protection of democracy said the incoming Army Chief General Otto Guibovich on Friday helping to cool a spat with neighbouring Chile.
Argentina and Chile commemorated Friday in Punta Arenas the 30th anniversary of the papal mediation which prevented a full fledged war between the neighbouring countries caused by a limits dispute over three islands next to the Beagle channel in Tierra del Fuego.
The Admiral Chabanenko had earlier completed manoeuvres with Venezuela's navy, coinciding with a Latin American tour by the Russian president.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner unveiled Thursday a new set of measures to boost the economy including credits for the auto sector and consumption as well as a reduction in export duties on wheat and corn.
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Former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos announced he's not running in next year's presidential race, leaving the ruling but weakened centre-left Concertacion coalition without its main contender.
All aboard a cruise ship stranded off Antarctica are in perfect health and 87 (82 passengers and 5 crew members) have been rescued reported on Friday the Chilean Navy. The rest of the crew remained on board to help with rescue operations.
The US economy lost 533,000 jobs in November, the biggest monthly cut since 1974, the US Labour Department said on Friday. In a dramatic indication of the worsening economic situation, the US jobless rate rose to a 15-year high of 6.7% from 6.5% in October.
British Airways announced it is exploring a potential merger with the Australian flag-carrier Qantas Airways. However BA warned there was no guarantee that any transaction will be forthcoming.