After nearly six months of planning, the Chilean Embassy in the United States—headed by Ambassador Arturo Fermandois—is refining the final details for the opening of a new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of National History in Washington, D.C., on the historic rescue of the 33 Chilean miners last October.
Brazil will request at least 100 additional exceptions from Mercosur common external tariff, TEC, as part of the program to prop local industry that was announced earlier this week and includes tax relief to the tune of 16 billion dollars.
Brazil registered its second-largest volume of net monthly foreign-exchange inflows on record in July. Net dollar inflows in the month reached 15.83 billion, compared with 2.56 billion in net outflows in June and only 713 million in net inflows in July last year.
While in the rest of South America governments are trying to make the inflow of US dollars more difficult in Argentina the greenback is in great demand as the coming presidential election has triggered a solid “flight to safety”.
Soybean was king of corps in Uruguay last summer with 1.5 million tons planted in 862.000 hectares and with an average yield of 1.788 kilos per ha, according to the latest data from the country’s Agriculture Statistics Office, DIEA.
Argentina’s car output increased 27.2% in the first seven months of the year and totalled 462,926 units, according to the Association of Automotive Factories (ADEFA). In July production soared to 70,628 units, increasing 22.6% to the same month last year.
A Centre of Malvinas War Veterans and next of kin presented a petition before a federal court requesting the identification of Argentine combatants buried at the Darwin Cemetery in the Falkland Islands and the circumstances of their death during the South Atlantic conflict in 1982.
An Argentine Supreme Court justice faces a possible ethics investigation for renting out apartments used for prostitution. Justice Eugenio Zaffaroni has said he had no idea that six of his 15 rental properties were being used as brothels.
French pilots on Wednesday suspended cooperation with an inquiry into the 2009 crash of an Air France jet as a dispute over the causes of the disaster opened deep wounds in France's prestigious aeronautics industry.
In the last week, Chile’s conservative government has made two surprisingly liberal announcements, explained in part by the latest public opinion polls. First, President Sebastián Piñera announced Sunday that he was open to making quality education a constitutional right, just two weeks after he called education a “consumer good”.