Venezuela is becoming a rough environment for those dissenting with the Bolivarian revolution: in the last few hours a leading Venezuelan opposition was killed and on Monday media group announced the suspension of activities following the freezing of bank accounts and arrest of the owner and publisher.
Chile expects mining investment to reach 112 billion US dollars by 2021, Mining Minister Hernan de Solminihac announced this week. This includes the 27bn planned by Chile’s National Copper Corporation, Codelco. Overall the sum is 8% higher than the November forecast.
Car production in Brazil slipped in July to the lowest daily rate in five months as factories, facing sagging consumer confidence scaled back output industry data showed on Tuesday.
Uruguay priced 2 billion dollars in 10-year benchmark sovereign bond on Tuesday at a spread of 187.5 basis points over US Treasuries as part of the government's bid to improve its debt profile, according to reports from Thomson Reuter’s unit IFR. The bond priced at 99.833 with a 4.5% coupon and 4.521% yield, according to IFR.
China has approved its first shipment of genetically modified Argentine corn, Buenos Aires-based trade sources said, which could mean that the Asian giant may eventually import GMO crops from other producers like the United States.
The United Kingdom reiterated on Tuesday that there can be no Falkland Islands sovereignty discussions with Argentina unless and until the Islanders so wish, because there are three parties to the debate: UK, Argentina and the Falkland Islands people.
The Falkland Islands Government has welcomed the announcement by the Senate of Argentina of the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) within the area of Burdwood Bank which lies within the Argentine Economic Zone, describing it as a “positive step” in the interest of marine conservation and fisheries management.
The Argentine Foreign ministry informed that India has extended its placet to trade expert and career diplomat Raul Ignacio Guastavino, as the next ambassador in New Delhi.
Next Sunday the Argentine electorate will be participating in the different parties’ primaries ahead of the mid term October ballot, which could signal the beginning of the end of the Kirchner decade. The event is identified as PASO, open, simultaneous and mandatory primaries.
In a recent letter to Republican senator Mark Kirk, the US State Department said that in light of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman's report on Iran, they were now re-evaluating the information in their highly criticized May report on Iranian activity in the Western Hemisphere.