An invasive Asian mollusc, Rapana Venosa, is rapidly expanding along the Argentine coastline threatening local ecosystems and fishing activities according to Argentine marine biologists from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, Conicet.
Rockhopper Exploration said on Tuesday an oil discovery in Falkland Islands waters extends to the west of the original well, adding to hopes that the oil find is large enough to open up a new province in the remote South Atlantic.
Brazil’s Finance Minister Guido Mantega admitted Monday that if the international crisis in the EU and US markets persists, Brazil would have to lower its growth estimate.
The main stock markets in Latin America also suffered the impact of panic selling in major markets.
Asian equity markets were sharply down early Tuesday as investors fearing a possible global economic slowdown continued to flee stocks as had happened earlier in Europe, United States and Latin America.
Visiting Canadian Primer Minister Stephen Harper and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed on Monday several agreements on air travel, pension benefits, international aid and other areas at the Planalto Executive palace in Brasilia.
Early last week The Santiago Times reported that approval of President Sebastián Piñera had plummeted, according to a government evaluation survey by one of Chile’s leading polling firms, Adimark.