Winemakers in Chile’s Casablanca Valley have been fighting pork-producing behemoth Expo Pork Meat for the past two weeks, as the company looks to construct a pork-processing plant in the region.
Santiago just had the coldest July since 1908 with an average temperature of 6 degrees Celsius. That is 2 degrees under the usual monthly average, according to the Department of Geophysics of the University of Chile.
Mercosur Foreign Affairs ministers meeting on Monday in Argentina said they trust the European Union will match the latest offer from the South American block to make possible a trade and cooperation agreement that has remained elusive for years.
The Russian Federation became at the end of the first half of the year, Uruguay’s main client for beef compensating weaker demand from the European Union and other important markets, according to the latest data from the country’s National Meat Institute, INAC.
India and Argentina signed in New Delhi on Monday a joint agreement for the development of technical and professional cooperation in the agricultural sector and to foster trade of plants and animal products between the two countries.
President Sebastián Piñera received a 45% approval rating, while disapproval rates reached 29%, according to a survey reported last week by the Center of Public Education (CEP).
Argentina is drawing on central bank profits to meet financing needs, putting off plans to sell its first international bond since 2001 as yields tumble. The central bank’s board on July 29 approved a transfer of 3 billion pesos (762 million USD) from the bank’s 23.5 billion pesos in 2009 profits to the government, following a 1.5 billion peso transfer in February, spokesman Fernando Meanos said.
The head of the Argentine Rural Society (SRA) Hugo Biolcati demanded the government of President Cristina Kirchner to leave pride aside and said that they should open a window of the intolerance wall because we are a country thrashed with corruption, exclusion and poverty.
An estimated 160.000 Colombian law enforcement agents will reinforce security for when president-elect Juan Manuel Santos takes office next August 7, said General Orlando Paez Baron, head of the Colombian Police’s Citizens Security´.
United Nations officials have expressed their delight at Sunday’s entry into force of the international convention banning the manufacture, use and stockpiling of cluster munitions, calling it a “major advance for the global disarmament and humanitarian agendas.”