New York City followed by Chicago and Houston rank top in the first ever 'American Cities of the Future' ranking compiled by fDi Magazine, belonging to the Financial Times group. Santiago de Chile, Lima (Peru) and Monterrey (Mexico) snatched the top three positions in the Latin America city ranking.
Mexico's antitrust commission confirmed Sunday that it has fined the country's biggest mobile phone operator over 1 billion US dollars on grounds that it used its market weight and interconnection fees to displace competitors.
New studies undertaken by Universidad Católica and Universidad de Chile have identified the five most active fault lines in Chile in the hopes of protecting people from future earthquake damage.
Security forces have reportedly shot dead at least three people and injured others in north-west Syria, days after the worst bloodshed since unrest began. Police and soldiers opened fire from rooftops in the coastal town of Jabla, though no protest was being held at the time, witnesses said.
Estimated investment in Chile reached a total of US$130 billion during 2010, including US$42.7 billion in potential investments. This total marks a rise of 16% from 2009, according to Sofofa. Last year’s figures are the highest in five years.
Venezuela formally exited the Andean Community of Nations, CAN, Friday when it stopped belonging to the free trade zone which for 38 years eliminated a full range of tariffs among its members (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia), announced the Venezuelan Foreign Affairs ministry.
The Antarctic ozone hole is about one-third to blame for Australia's recent series of droughts, scientists say. Writing in in the journal Science, they conclude that the hole has shifted wind and rainfall patterns right across the Southern Hemisphere, even the tropics.
Argentine and British lawmakers held a bilateral meeting in the framework of the Inter Parliamentary Union 124th meeting which took place in Panama, according to Argentine sources.
The Chilean Army is currently clearing four fields planted with anti-personnel mines in Tierra del Fuego and will move to another four once the job is finalized, reported the Commander Gonzalo Echeverria, from the 5th Engineers Battalion seated in Punta Arenas.
The European Union and Argentina agreed to increase Argentina's lucrative Hilton Quota of high-end beef exports by 1,500 metric tons annually, according to a release in Buenos Aires from the Foreign Ministry late Wednesday.