“The Cuban model doesn’t even work for us anymore”, admitted Fidel Castro to Jeffrey Goldberg, a writer for the Atlantic Monthly magazine who interviewed the leader and asked if Cuba's model -- Soviet-style communism -- was still worth exporting to other countries.
Senior Royal Navy sources have confirmed a vessel from Norway will join the fleet early next year to replace Endurance, which almost sank in 2008, reports The News from Portsmouth.
A Chilean-operated oil rig off Argentine Patagonia in the South Atlantic caught fire early on Wednesday, forcing all its eight workers to evacuate by rafts and oil production to shut down, reported the Argentine navy.
After many negotiations and discussions, the Chilean government’s set deadline for a new mining royalty bill is here. This week, the Chilean government will present its bill before Congress - with or without the much awaited proposal by the opposition parties.
Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro has urged Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to stop slandering the Jews, according to an article published on the US website The Atlantic on Tuesday.
In spite of the good relations between the governments of Uruguay and Argentina following the agreement reached on pulp mills, pending and new issues are creeping into the bilateral agenda that could threaten the good chemistry between presidents Jose Mujica and Cristina Kirchner.
Increased travel to Chile’s tourist sites, tax free zones, and mining areas have necessitated greater travel to regional airports, the Civil Aeronautics Board reported last week. As a result, Iquique and Easter Island lead in the number of flights, followed by Arica and Punta Arenas.
Hungarian born US billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros is donating 100 million US dollars to the group Human Rights Watch. In a statement Tuesday, Human Rights Watch said Soros is giving the grant through his Open Society Foundations, which he established to promote tolerance and democracy around the world.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard secured a razor-thin parliamentary majority ending a political impasse but investors are worried about the fragility of her government and its plans to tax mining profits.
Iran began to make effective closer diplomatic ties with Bolivia with the presentation of its first ever ambassador in La Paz, while President Evo Morales is anticipated to visit Teheran at the end of the month.