Chile's securities regulator on Friday fined a leading right-wing politician and former presidential candidate for insider trading of LAN Airlines SA stock
Pamela Cox, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, announced the appointment of three new country directors for the region to head the units of Mexico and Colombia; the Andes: Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela; and the Southern Cone: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, effective July 1st, 2007.
Colombia's guerrilla movement FARC (Colombian revolutionary armed forces) are the main culprits for the death of the eleven local Deputies which they held captive, but so is Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, said on Sunday Melanie Betancourt, daughter of Ingrid Betancourt held at ransom by the Marxist oriented guerrillas.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called for a strategic partnership with Belarus Friday, calling his Belarusian counterpart a "brother-in-arms" and lamenting the pressure he said the United States was putting on Minsk and Caracas
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez said he's willing to withdraw his country's request to become full member of Mercosur because in his own words it's a mechanism marked by capitalism and ferocious competence, according to an official news release.
Cold winter conditions and the lack of wind are exacerbating air-quality problems in Santiago and Chillán; pollution in both cities has reached extreme levels.
The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are cooperating unconditionally with Bolivia's government after months of frosty relations, said President Evo Morales during his visit to Zurich, Switzerland.
The global 2007-08 soybean harvest is likely to fall by eight million tons on the season to 227.61 million tons, according to forecasts from Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World.
This would be below the 2007/08 global forecast consumption of 237.90 million tons, up from an estimated 227.36 million tons in 2006-07.
Bolivian ambassador to Chile Roberto Finot proposed Sunday that Bolivia rent a small strip of coastal Chile to allow the landlocked nation access to the Pacific Ocean. The 50-year sovereignty-free port concession would not force Chile to cede any portion of its territory or sovereignty.
The Galapagos Islands in Ecuador and Senegal's Niokolo-Koba National Park have been inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization announced today.