Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ruled out, for the time being, any possible dialogue with the guerrilla organizations and said he would abstain from naming a peace commissioner. At the same time he called on the armed forces to increase their efforts in combating terrorism.
The media and the Armed Forces are among the institutions most trusted in Latin America, well ahead of the church, parliament and political parties, according to a regional opinion poll from FLACSO, Latinamerican Social Sciences Faculty.
Earlier this year, geologists on the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) ship “RRS James Clark Ross” completed a project to map the sea floor around the volcanic South Sandwich Islands using multi-beam sonar. This completes a project started three years ago, reports the latest edition of the South Georgia newsletter.
Brazilian presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff has an 11 percentage point lead over former Sao Paulo Governor Jose Serra before the country’s October elections, according to an Ibope poll published by TV Globo network and O Estado do Sao Paulo newspaper.
Argentine president Cristina Kirchner has a better image but most interviews believe her husband Nestor Kirchner will finally be the incumbent presidential candidate in 2011, according to a public opinion poll undertaken by Poliarquía for Buenos Aires daily La Nación.
Brazil's government managed oil giant Petrobras CEO admitted Monday that minor conservation problems exist on some of the company's platforms in the Campos Basin, off the country's south-eastern coast.
Agricultural Bank of China raised a record 22.1 billion USD in its initial public offering (IPO) in July despite a lukewarm response when the shares first went on sale. The IPO is the last by China's four biggest state-owned banks.
The number of tourists that arrived in Argentina during June increased 29.7% compared to the same month last year, according to a government report.
Magallanes Region in the extreme south of Chile had a strong economic rebound in the first half of this year, boosted by the construction industry and retail sales, according to Chile’s National Statistics Office, INE.
A Boeing 737-700 from Colombian air carrier Aires operating as Flight 8250 from Bogota Eldorado Airport to San Andres Island in the Caribbean split into three pieces on landing after being struck by lightning, according to statements from Colombia’s national police.