Chile will support the recognition of Palestine as a state in the event Palestine applies for admission during the upcoming U.N. General Assembly in late September, according to Foreign Affairs Minister Alfredo Moreno, who met with 15 Congress members earlier this week.
After much deliberation, Chilean Education Minister Felipe Bulnes agreed to meet with student leaders this Saturday, Sept. 3, to discuss their demands. The meeting is to take place in the La Moneda presidential palace, and will be hosted by President Sebastián Piñera himself.
The German government has backed down on plans to install full-body security scanners at airports around the country after the devices reportedly performed poorly during a 10-month testing phase.
The Brazilian population grew by 1.62 million between 2010 and 2011 according to the latest data from the country’s Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE, which means that on July first the total number of inhabitants was 192.37 million.
Standard & Poor's ratings services upgraded Mercosur member Paraguay's credit status a notch after the country reached an agreement with neighboring Brazil to take more revenue from the shared Itaipú hydroelectric complex, the world’s largest operational dam.