China’s Sinopec group, the country’s second-largest oil and gas producer, will invest 7.1 billion US dollars in Repsol-YPF’s Brazilian unit as the Spanish oil company raises funds to develop offshore projects.
Oil firm Chevron has received government consent to drill an exploration well to evaluate a controversial prospect off Shetland. The deep-water Lagavulin prospect is 160 miles north of the islands.
The Union of South American Nations, UNASUR is holding an emergency summit in Buenos Aires to discuss the situation in Ecuador and express full support for President Rafael Correa, who was virtually kidnapped for hours by protesting members of the police force until freed by Army troops.
Ecuador’s elite forces freed President Rafael Correa late Thursday in a raid on a hospital where police held him captive as part of wage dispute that regional leaders labeled an organized coup attempt.
A new report by the research arm of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says a long “labour market recession” is worsening the social outlook in many countries.
The fossil of a giant penguin that lived 36 million years ago has been discovered in Peru. Scientists say the find shows that key features of the plumage were present quite early on in penguin evolution.
Argentina granted political asylum Thursday to a former Chilean guerrilla fighter charged in his country with assassinating a senator and kidnapping a businessman, whose extradition was repeatedly requested by the government of Sebastian Piñera. The decision has the potential to sour bilateral relations.
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera on Thursday reiterated that next year's budget would aim to ease a rapidly appreciating currency that is hurting the country’s exporters.
Opinion polls indicate that the candidate from the ruling Workers Party Dilma Rousseff, hand picked by Lula da Silva, will win Brazil’s presidency next Sunday. A run off is scheduled for a month later if no candidate gets 50% of the ballot, but in any of the two options Ms Rousseff is forecasted to take office next January first .
The Falkland Islands were represented at Britain’s Liberal Democrat party conference which was held in Liverpool from Saturday until Monday, (September 17/20). Since the fall of Labour, Britain is ruled by a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition led by PM David Cameron and Deputy PM Nick Clegg.