President Cristina Fernandez Postpones Visit to Chile

Santiago de Chile, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina)President Sebastián Piñera confirmed today the postponement of the state visit by Argentina´s President Cristina Fernández, who will undergo surgery on January 4th to treat a moderate papillary cancer in the thyroid gland.»

UN Welcomes Durban Platform on Climate Change

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the adoption of the Durban Platform by the Convention on Climate Change, and called for its rapid implementation. The agreements reached in the South African city define how the international community will face climate change in coming years, said the Secretary General, who highlighted …»

Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez Begins Second Term

Cristina Fernandez took the oath of office before the Argentinean Legislative Assembly in Buenos Aires this morning, beginning her second presidential term.  The 58-year-old Argentinean president will serve another four year term at the height of her popularity, having won recent elections by an overwhelming majority of the votes.»

Emergency Decree for 90 More Days in Venezuela

Eight people have died and more than 4000 families have been affected by heavy rainfall in Venezuela this past week, as areas near Caracas and five states of  the South American nation are the most affected. Heavy rains over the past several days have caused landslides in many areas of …»

Key Decisions to be Adopted at Durban Climate Conference

  The 17th UN Climate Change Conference began its last day of sessions on Friday, with progresses in some issues, but differences to define a legal regime for new mitigation goals to the highest historic pollutants of the planet. The forum’s main source are the meetings of the Ad Hoc …»