Last year was the first time that a majority – 51% - of all higher education students in Chile were women, the Education Ministry reported last week.
The Basic Foods Basket, CBA, an index from Argentina’s Foundation for Latin American Economic Research (FIEL) increased 0.6% in July compared to the previous month, 21% in the first seven months of the year, and 35.9% over a year ago.
Chile’s Central Bank released the Economic Activity Index (IMACEC) results for June on Sunday showing an increase in economic activity of 6.8%, over June 2009. The results showed an increase in activity across the board — from the transportation and electric industries, to gas and water.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos informed his Brazilian peer Lula da Silva that Bogotá and Venezuela would resume full diplomatic relations “in coming hours”, according to a spokesperson from the Brazilian presidency.
Cardinal Jaime Ortega, Roman Catholic archbishop of Havana, told The Washington Post that Cuban President Raul Castro wants “an opening” with the United States.
The business community in Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile has begun to campaign to ensure the cruise industry does not abandon the city and is asking authorities for a radical change in the costs policy, which seems one of the main causes for the current situation.
The human race must look to outer space within the next century or it will become extinct, Professor Stephen Hawking has warned, according to an article published by the Daily Telegraph credited to Richard Alleyne, Science Correspondent.
Argentine Economy Minister Amado Boudou confirmed what newspaper Ámbito Financiero had anticipated a week ago: the plan is to issue debt in US dollars but below the 9% mark, which with the current panorama may allow for an even lower percentage index.
Unasur (Union of South American Nations) secretary general Nestor Kirchner held a meeting Monday with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos to keep advancing in the dialogue process with neighbouring Venezuela sponsored by the group. Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart are scheduled to meet Tuesday.
With less than five months in office and a public opinion support of 80%, President Lula da Silva considers his most important legacy the relation established between the presidency and the Brazilian people.