Intellectuals close to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner launched a campaign Tuesday to stop Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Llosa from opening the Spanish-speaking world's largest cultural fair because of his disparaging remarks about Argentine politics.
In 2010, the number of cell phones in Chile grew to over 21 million, a 21% increase. Cell phone businesses attribute this growth to the number and variety of cheap tariffs available.
Brazilian executive-jet maker Embraer boosted by domestic demand, became in 2010 the number one world company in sales totalling 145 units and 19% of the global market.
TAM, Brazil's largest airline has ordered 34 aircraft to renew its fleet as it expands operations in its home market and overseas. The operation involves 3.2 billion US dollars and includes 32 A320 Airbus (156/174 seats) and two Boeing 777-300ERS (365 seats).
Mercosur (Common market of the South) is a good idea, badly implemented, and it does not have much of “common” and much less of a “market” argues Professor Andres Malamud, researcher at the Lisbon University Social Sciences currently on a lecture tour in Paraguay.
The Brazilian government has “no money to buy jet fighters” in 2011 confirmed Finance minister Guido Mantega in reference to the tender for the purchase of at least 36 modern aircraft and for which France, United States and Sweden are competing.
Argentina’s January trade surplus in January confirmed the shrinking tendency increasingly present all along 2010 as imports’ growth outpaced exports by two to one.
Europe is extremely concerned about the consequences of the instability in Libya which could mean a humanitarian crisis of proportions if Libyans take to the sea and try to reach the European continent in look of food, hope and jobs, warned the EU Commissioner for Food Aid Kristalina Georgieva.
Most of Libya's oilfields are no longer under control of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the European Union's energy commissioner said on Monday.
Oil prices fell on Monday in ‘choppy’ trading as expectations that increased production from Saudi Arabia can offset supply disruptions in the region allowed investors to pause after Libya's turmoil sent prices to two and half year peaks last week.