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Latin America

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    P. Arenas Methanex blames poor performance on Argentina

    Canada's Methanex Corportion blamed its poor performance during the third quarter to the serious natural gas restrictions from Argentina which means its main methanol plant in Punta Arenas is working at 25% of its potential.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Chavez blames US foreign policy for soaring oil prices

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said U.S. foreign policy is in part responsible for soaring oil prices and predicted that crude will continue its upward spiral rapidly closing in on the 100 US dollars per barrel benchmark.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Court drops charges against Pinochet's family

    Pinochet family free of corruption charges

    Chilean appellate court has dropped corruption charges against the widow and children of the late former dictator Augusto Pinochet. The general's family was alleged to have assisted him hide more than 30 million US dollars in offshore accounts during his 1973 to 1990 rule.

  • Friday, October 26th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Bank of the South opening delayed until December

    The official opening of the Bank of the South, a development-promotion financial institution with the support of most South American countries has been delayed until December 5, announced Venezuela's Foreign Affairs minister Nicolas Maduro.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    With copper money Chile plans fully professional army

    Chile's president Michelle Bachelet announced this week that the country's armed forces plan to expand to 5,000 professional solders by 2010, and, ultimately, depend fully on professional and voluntary troops. This new initiative will include all three branches of the military: the army, the navy and the air force.

  • Thursday, October 25th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Storm kills oil workers in the Gulf of Mexico

    Petroleos Mexicanos, Pemex, state-owned oil monopoly, said at least 10 workers were killed when an oil rig hit a drilling platform during a storm this week in the Gulf of Mexico, and 18 are still missing or in lifeboats.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Twenty leaders confirmed for the IberoAmerican summit

    “Social cohesion” will be the main issue of the Summit said Mr. Foxley

    Twenty leaders of Ibero-America will be participating in the coming XVII Ibero-American summit scheduled for next November 8/10 in Santiago announced Chilean Foreign Secretary Alejandro Foxley on Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Three expeditions to assert Chile's Antarctic commitment

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be visiting the Antarctic invited by Pte. Bachelet

    Three Chilean expeditions with strong political emphasis are ready to land in Antarctica before the end of the year with the purpose of asserting Chilean sovereignty following on the Foreign Office's off-Antarctica territory claim.

  • Wednesday, October 24th 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Lack of water conditions future of Chile's mining industry

    Minera Escondida

    Sergio Gonzalez, one of four Chileans working with the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), warned this week that the economic future of Chile's mining industry cannot be sustained unless the nation deals seriously with its growing water shortage.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 - 20:00 UTC

    Seminar on climate change challenges for Chilean fisheries

    The 'invasion' of cuttlefish off the Chilean coast is linked to changes in the temperature of ocean water

    The abundance of cuttlefish along the Chilean coast and the constant threat to hake and other commercial marine species are some of the possible consequences of global climate change mentioned in a recent scientific gathering held Santiago.