Chilean Navy Commander in Chief Edmundo Gonzalez announced this week that the institution will be spending around 10 million US dollars on new, state of the art communications equipment for its SHOA (Hydrographical and Oceanographic Service) office.
An exhibition marking the 40th anniversary of the salvage of the SS Great Britain and featuring film footage and original items as well as a wide range of photographs is now open at the Britannia House Museum in the Falkland Islands capital, Stanley.
Chile’s most widely distributed newspaper, El Mercurio, has celebrated a birthday. On June 1, the daily celebrated 110 years. The paper’s staff met this week to celebrate the event.
Brazil leads Latinamerica in military spending having totalled 27.1 billion US dollars in 2009, followed by Colombia facing an armed guerrilla movement allied with drug cartels and Chile, rich in copper resources, according to the latest report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, SIPRI.
China’s manufacturing expanded at a slower pace than estimated in May, prompting stock declines across Asia. The Purchasing Managers’ Index fell to 53.9 from 55.7 in April, the Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said in an e-mailed statement on Tuesday.
Brazil will send a team of experts to the United States next week to seek clarification on methods used to test processed meat imports for residues, which have suspended export to the US, the Agriculture ministry said on Monday.
Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile has seen unemployment in the February-April mobile increase 0.8 percentage points to 5.4%. Although still one of the lowest rates in Chile, this time Magallanes was the exception since in the rest of the country unemployment was down.
The OAS mission of electoral observers confirmed that none of its members found evidence of vote peddling in Colombia’s Sunday presidential election and underlined the quiet and non violent atmosphere during the whole process.
Falkland Oil & Gas (FOGL) in association with BHP Billiton became the third oil company this year to begin exploratory drilling operations in Falkland Islands’ waters according to a Tuesday release from the company.
One of Brazil’s most influential weekly magazines with strong penetration in political and business circles, ‘Veja’ has a main article this week calling neighbouring Paraguay the “rich beggar”, a role which the successive Paraguayan governments “have played to success attracting significant international aid and grants”.