Chile formally requested Monday an extension until March 2020 to complete antipersonnel mines clearance particularly to the north and south of the country, during the meeting of the signatories and observers of the Ottawa Convention taking place in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia.
The Techint Group agreed to pay 5.03 billion Reais (2.7 billion dollars) for a 27.7% voting stake in Brazil’s Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais to boost access to the largest market for steel in Latin America.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff said that the country’s economy which slowed down in the last quarter will retake growth and generate more jobs based on government plans to expand manufacturing.
This coming year Argentines will be resting more and working less, at an average of one day off for every three worked, according to the 2012 official national, civilian and religious festivities calendar released by the Ministry of Interior.
The Department for Transport has started the procurement process for a new UK-wide Search and Rescue helicopter service to be provided by civilian crews, it has been announced.
The Argentine government has stepped up its official blockade policy against the Falkland Islands warning Spanish fishing vessels are operating ‘illegally’ in the South Atlantic, since they have not requested licences from the Argentine government, and controls over those activities will continue.
Rockhopper Exploration announced Monday the spudding of its last well of the current successful drilling round in Falkland Islands waters. The well 15/15-4 in the North Falkland basin is situated on Licence PL004b in which Rockhopper will earn a 60% interest following the drilling, with Desire Petroleum holding a 40% interest.
The Belgian artist William Sweetlove (born Oostende, Belgium, 1949) has placed 330 gigantic sculptures with a strong ecological message in the international airport of Carrasco, Montevideo, Uruguay.
It is the generation of thirty-something who as children were the first to benefit from well-funded primary and secondary education following the Islands’ economic turn-around in the late 1980’s. They were the first generation of locally educated children who could graduate in careers of their choice.