With the staring participation of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations' Assembly held a special session Monday to pay tribute to former Argentina president and UNASUR Secretary General, Néstor Carlos Kirchner, who passed away on October 27, reported Argentine ambassador to the UN Jorge Argüello.
Bilateral trade among Mercosur main partners, Argentina and Brazil is expected to reach a “historic record” of almost 34 billion US dollars this year, 80% of which mostly manufactured goods, according to Argentine Industry minister Deborayh Giorgi, who also anticipated that the deficit would drop 30%.
A new business association promoting Chile’s thermal hot springs hopes to bump visits up 12% to 1 million people by 2015. Last year only 700,000 people visited Chile’s hot springs, which exist in all corners of this mountainous, volcano-rich country.
Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff admitted her administration would take all the necessary measures possible to prevent the Brazilian Real from increasing its value vis-à-vis the US dollar, according to reports from the Sao Paulo press that interviewed the successor of President Lula da Silva in the recent G-20 summit in Korea.
In spite of healthy economic growth in Latin America, local and foreign companies alike single out one area as deficient, especially compared with Asia: infrastructure.
The nudism and naturism movement in Chile will soon be in the international spotlight, as the country was recently named headquarters for the Latin American Nudism-Naturism Conference, scheduled for March 2012.
Annual wind power contribution in the Falkland Islands has set a new record with the significant milestone of 40% of renewable contribution, according to Stanley Power Station Manager Glenn Ross.
A fire which broke out in a Korean flagged fishing vessel docked in the port of Montevideo and which was still burning early Monday forced the suspension of the official launching of Uruguay’s cruise season.
Uruguay and Argentina announced they had reached a final “scientific” agreement for the joint environmental monitoring of the UPM-Botnia pulp mill in shared waters and which delaying the implementation of a bilateral agreement.
Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff efforts to restrain public spending will allow the central bank to cut the benchmark interest rate next year, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said.