Chile has warned that if the current talks with the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Organization, RFO (*), prove “unsatisfactory”, the ‘tabula rasa’ resource of Decree 123 will be applied, effectively outlawing provisioning of foreign vessels at all Chilean ports.
Latinamerica will need to borrow 400 billion US dollars next year to compensate the lack of national capital and to help reactivate its economy after the downturn, according to Pamela Cox, World Bank vice-president for Latinamerica.
Mercopress had a chance to catch up with Nate Suppaiah, founder and managing editor of Alternative Latin Investor (ALI), a bimonthly digital publication that features information on alternative investments in the LatAm region. Some of their topics include: hedge funds, forex, private equity, real estate, renewable energy, art, wine, and philanthropy.
The woman Brazilian President Lula da Silva wants to succeed him is cured of lymphatic cancer, her doctors said Monday.
The president of the World Bank cautioned US authorities on Monday against assuming the dollar would maintain its role as the world's reserve currency. Robert Zoellick said other currencies such as the Euro and the Chinese Yuan could win increasing acceptance in international currency markets.
A documentary “Antarctica Secreta” (Secret Antarctica) which explores and promises abundant evidence of Chile’s long established roots in Antarctica, dating back to over a hundred years, is expected to be ready for its launching August next year, on time for the country’s bicentennial celebrations.
The recent second summit of South America and African leaders added to the traditional statements on the Falklands/Malvinas dispute and the US trade embargo on Cuba, similar demands referred to disputes over islands in the Indian Ocean involving Britain and France.
Cubans should no longer “expect the government to solve all of its problems” and “should work hard and efficiently to overcome the crisis and ensure the continuity of the revolution” said Communications Minister Ramiro Valdes quoted with extensive coverage in Havana’s Sunday media.
A top US diplomat says deposed Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was irresponsible and foolish to return before a settlement had been reached. Lewis Amselem, US ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), said Washington had asked Mr Zelaya not to return because of potential unrest. He called on him to urge his supporters to keep their protests peaceful.
Presidents from El Salvador, Brazil, Chile, Panama and Colombia figure among the Latinamerican leaders with the highest ratings of support and Argentina’s Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in the bottom short list with 23%, according to the respected Mexican pollster Mitofsky Consultants, MC.