Always an optimist, U.S. treasure hunter Bernard Keiser is requesting permission from Chilean government authorities for a fifth try at locating the gold and jewels supposedly buried on Robinson Crusoe Island during the 18th century by British pirates
Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, was in Santiago on Saturday, meeting with Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno and President Sebastián Piñera.
Brazil's outgoing President Lula da Silva said he might run for president again some day, Folha de S. Paulo newspaper reported, a revelation that could weaken his chosen successor.
Twitter has raised 200 million US dollars of financing in a deal that value the micro-blogging company at 3.7 billion, less than a year after it began its first serious efforts to make money.
Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner announced Monday the launching of operation “Guard Watch” with the deployment of 6.000 border guards throughout the Greater Buenos Aires with the purpose of combating the insecurity wave and putting an end to the rash of illegal occupation of open spaces by organized squatters.
With the recent 62% increase Brazilian lawmakers (Lower House and Senate) will be among the best paid in the world, ahead of European and US peers and from other emerging economies.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was granted decree powers to pass laws without congressional authorization for the next 18 months, after pro- government lawmakers extended the period from the originally proposed 12 months at the last minute. This means he will have special powers until six months before the next presidential election in 2012 when he anticipated he expects to run.
The Falklands Rockhopper Exploration (AIM: RKH) exploration company ratified Monday its full commitment to oil exploration in the Islands waters on announcing an agreement to increase the number of drilling options, further 3D seismic surveying and discussions with the Falklands’ government for the declaration of a Discovery Area where it stuck oil earlier this year.
Brazilian president Lula de Silva strongly defended Mercosur calling for a quick approval of Venezuela’s incorporation as full member, and proposed other associate members such Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile should follow the same path since ‘we share the same political, economic and cultural affinities’.
Paraguayan senators reiterated that given certain conditions and political agreements they are prepared to vote for Venezuela’s incorporation to Mercosur as full member.