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Stories for March 7th 2011

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 23:57 UTC

    US ambassadors consider Mercosur as “anti-American” according to Wikileaks

    Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez at the centre of the discussion

    United States considers Mercosur as an “anti American” organization and fears the incorporation of Venezuela to the group made up of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay according to one of the latest Wikileaks to see light in the River Plate press.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 23:52 UTC

    Punta Arenas equally competitive to Ushuaia for the 2012/13 cruise season

    Andrea Tellez, regional director for Chile’s Tourism Office

    Chilean authorities anticipate that for the season 2012/13, Punta Arenas will be in favourable conditions to compete with neighbouring Ushuaia in Argentina. This follows on Chilean initiatives to cut operation costs for cruise vessels dramatically and the lifting of the ban on floating casinos.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 13:43 UTC

    Flying with the Albatross

    THE British Royal Navy and the company British International helicopters have been assisting Islander conservationists in vital surveys of the majestic Black-browed albatross in the Falkland Islands.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 07:35 UTC

    Toledo leads in Peruvian presidential election opinion polls

    Presidential hopeful Alejandro Toledo could repeat next April 10.

    With just over a month for the presidential elections April 10, former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo continues to lead comfortably vote intention according to the latest public opinion polls. Lawmaker Keiko Fujimori and former Lima mayor Luis Castañeda are runner ups but ten points below.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 07:31 UTC

    Falklands’ encouraged by ICC will dispute cricket tournament in Costa Rica

    Wendell Coppin, the International Cricket Council Regional Development Officer for the Americas

    Last month Wendell Coppin, the International Cricket Council Regional Development Officer for the Americas, visited the Falklands on a week long trip to help aid the growth of cricket in the Islands.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 07:28 UTC

    Peru and EU to sign free trade agreement in mid March

    Trade minister Eduardo Ferreyros optimistic about the evolution of negotiations

    Peru and the European Union will be signing the final documents for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in mid March, said Peruvian Trade and Tourism Minister Eduardo Ferreyros in Lima.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 06:46 UTC

    Unemployment increased in Chile during Oct-Dec, stands at 7.3%

    The region of Valparaiso has the highest jobless rate at 9.2%

    Unemployment across Chile grew 0.2% in the last quarter (Oct-Dec) to stand at 7.3% nationally. That equates to 22,000 extra people who are without an income from the end of last year.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 01:35 UTC

    Falkland Islands: other points of view

    Argentine president Julio Roca who promoted settlements in Patagonia<br />

    Since mid January when Dr Graham Pascoe and Peter Pepper first published an article under the heading of “Falklands’ Facts”, Argentina’s former Ambassador and Deputy Foreign Affairs minister during the Menem administration Andrés Cisneros has systematically replied with his own point of view, establishing an illuminating debate on an issue that is controversial but also passionate.
    Now Anglo-argentine Henry Whitney who has the benefit of understanding both cultures and idiosyncrasies has joined the debate.

  • Monday, March 7th 2011 - 00:30 UTC

    Sustaining Latin America’s Transformation

    (*) Nicolás Eyzaguirre is Director of the IMF Western Hemisphere Department.

    By Nicolás Eyzaguirre (*) Building on recent successes, Latin America now has a chance to raise its profile in the global marketplace. “There is nothing so joyous as a Mexican fiesta, but there is also nothing so sorrowful,” wrote Nobel-Prize-winning poet Octavio Paz, in The Labyrinth of Solitude. “Our fiestas are explosions. Life and death, joy and sorrow, music and mere noise are united.