As the leading country in the region on the road to new sources of energy for vehicles, Chile last week added a new charging point for battery-powered engines next to the Nueva Angostura tollbooth and is the first of a total of 5 to be implemented on Ruta 5 Sur between Santiago and Talca.
Just as the European Commission sent a bill last week to the European Parliament regarding electric vehicles, the Governments of Argentina and Bolivia are also taking similar paths.
Brazil's Association of Automotive Vehicle Manufacturers, ANFAVEA announced that export expectations for 2021 should reach 389,000, a significant increase over the previous estimate of 353,000. Furthermore, overseas sales will stand at 20% over the 2020 figure.
The traditional German automaker Volkswagen has chosen Uruguay as the first country in Latin America to receive its assortment of fully electricity-powered models, it was announced during a ceremony which was attended by President Luis Lacalle Pou.
The Latam Airlines Group Monday forecast that by the end of July 2021 it would be carrying 46% of the total number of passengers in pre-pandemic times.
Technology giant Globant Monday announced an investment of US $ 60 million and the hiring of more than 350 professionals by the end of 2021 during the opening of their new Montevideo headquarters.
The iconic Torres de Manantiales hotel in the traditional Argentine beach resort of Mar del Plata is closing down due to a steady lack of guests resulting from sanitary restrictions which have corseted people's freedom of movement.
Punta Arenas port authorities announced over the weekend that they expect the 2021/22 cruise season to begin next 19 October when “Sylvia Earle” calls at Chile's extreme south terminal. She will be the first of some 226 calls, so far, from forty international cruise vessels to which must be added those from domestic companies.
The Falkland Islands Government has informed that after a competitive tender, the contract for the construction of a new terminal entrance at Stanley Airport has been awarded to Falkland Building Services (FBS), a subsidiary of the Falkland Islands Company (FIC). Materials for the work should arrive in Stanley in early September 2021 and construction will then begin.
Former Banco República of Uruguay (BROU) CEO Fernando Calloia's 20-month jail sentence was upheld Tuesday by Uruguay's Supreme Court, thus extinguishing the chain of appeals available to the defendant.