The significant and numerous attendances to the World Economic Forum, Latin American chapter, taking place in Cartagena, Colombia, shows that “the Democratic Security policy has gained back confidence in Colombia” said Colombian President Álvaro Uribe during a radio interview.
Fishing production in Chile’s central south BioBio region (Region VIII) is still reeling in the aftermath of the Feb. 27 earthquake and tsunami.
Bolivia and Brazil are considering a vast joint investment program to industrialize natural gas and for the exploitation of strategic minerals in the salt plains of the land-locked Andean country.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe spoke out against the danger of entering into an arms race that could be hugely damaging, following news that Russia may sell 5 billion US dollars of weapons to Venezuela, reports the Colombian press.
Colombian Trade Minister Luis Guillermo Plata said that the World Economic Forum on Latin America (WEF), which was inaugurated by President Alvaro Uribe in the coastal city of Cartagena, demonstrates confidence in Colombia as an investment destination.
Landslides and floods set off by the heaviest rains in decades killed at least 100 people in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, making hundreds homeless, flooding roads and paralyzing Brazil's second city, officials said.
China’s soybean oil traders may “gradually” delay or cancel imports from Argentina after the country toughened inspections, the China National Grain and Oils Information Center said early Wednesday from Beijing.
The story of an indigenous boy from the extreme south of Chile captured and taken to England, and who years later faced trial in Falklands, plays out this week in a Santiago theatre.
Beginning in August 2011, most large cruise ships will no longer be able to sail in Antarctica. The International Maritime Organization last week adopted a ban on using and carrying heavy fuel oil on ships operating in Antarctic waters.
Following on Uruguay’s successful experience, the Argentine government announced this week the distribution of three million laptops in government high schools.