Conservation of penguins, rat eradication and creating a network of protected areas in the Falkland Islands are some of the projects currently under implementation by the UK Overseas Territories Environment Program, OTEP with local organizations.
Fifty one cruise visits have been booked for the current 2011/12 season in South Georgia, extreme South Atlantic, with a potential number of 6.350 visitors (were they all to be full), but with the actual figure likely to be nearer to 5.000. Two cruises “L'Austral” and “Island Sky” will be making their first ever visit to South Georgia.
The US Government congratulated President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner after being re-elected and assured that it will continue to work with the Argentine government to strengthen bilateral ties, State Department spokesman for Latin America William Ostick said.
Increases in mergers and acquisitions of AIM (*) oil and gas firms are expected after big falls in their value, claims accountants Ernst & Young.
Former president Carlos Menem who ruled Argentina for ten years running and was re-elected on Sunday as one of three Senators for his home province of La Rioja, said the only post he’s missing to be named for is ‘Pope’.
Luxury car company Rolls-Royce is to enter the South American market for the first time. The company, which makes cars at Goodwood in West Sussex, hopes to open dealerships in Brazil and Chile in March.
Volkswagen-owned truck and bus maker MAN will invest 570 million dollars in Brazil from 2012 to 2016 as it aims to double production in Latin America's largest market, local media reported over the weekend.
The Union of South American Nations, UNASUR summit will take place in Paraguay next October 29 in the sidelines of the two-day XXI Ibero-American meeting of heads of government and state, revealed the Paraguayan Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Lara Castro.
Brazil is preparing to implement more strict controls on imports from Asia, particularly China arguing that Beijing will try to take advantage of the positive performance of South America to compensate for the fall of sales in the European Union and the US currently under the burden of the Euro and debt crises.
In a statement from Government House, issued last Friday, the 21st October, it was confirmed that Emma Edwards has resigned as a Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly (MLA). And that His Excellency the Governor, Mr Nigel Haywood CVO, had accepted “with regret” the resignation.