The new Cunard cruise ship ‘Queen Elizabeth’ called into Gibraltar for the first time on Friday. She is scheduled to become a frequent visitor to the Rock returning later this month with more port calls next year.
Plans to build massive wind farms off the coast of Britain are in doubt due to an obscure piece of legislation that means oil companies can force turbines to be moved if fossil fuels are discovered in the area, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph.
More than 15,000 tonnes of rock cod has been discarded so far this year from the Falkland Islands finfish fisheries. Rock cod has taken over from Southern Blue Whiting as the key finfish species in local waters, but such high volumes of waste are a concern for industry regulators.
As criticism continues over plans to build five hydroelectric dams in the Aysén Region (XI) in Chilean Patagonia, international groups have been a constant presence in the fight against the HidroAysen project.
A protest to demand the wages of more than 300 employees at the San José mine took place Friday morning in Copiapó northern Chile.
US citizen Lori Berenson who is serving a 20- year prison sentence in Peru for aiding Marxist rebels, was granted parole for a second time. Berenson is entitled to parole as she has served more than three quarters of her 20-year sentence for helping plan an attack on Peru’s Congress, Judge Jessica Leon ruled.
Concern that Argentina’s government is reporting unreliable economic data is keeping Moody’s Investors Service from boosting the nation’s credit rating, said Patrick Esteruelas, an analyst with the company.
Following the latest decision from the Fed to pump more money into the US economy which triggered a barrage of criticisms from overseas, chairman Ben Bernanke in a column published in The Washington Post explains what it did an why.