South America

South American teams to go all out to contain Argentine striker Messi

Argentina's goalkeeper Sergio Romero trains ahead of the World Cup qualifier against Uruguay on Friday. Photo: AFP

Stopping Lionel Messi is the primary concern of South American teams facing Argentina in the World Cup qualifiers. This week it is Uruguay's turn.

Thursday, 11 October, 2012, 5:12am

LAN seeks route between China and South America

Chile-based airline LAN will seek to establish its own flight routes between China and South America following its merger with Brazil-based airline TAM, which is expected to be completed by early next year.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Maersk strengthens Asia-South America offer

Surging Chinese demand for Brazilian chicken and other perishables coupled with burgeoning demand in South America for Asian consumer products has led Maersk Line to strengthen its services between the two regions with a fleet of bigger-box ships.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Peru colours

If ever there was ever a food to be eaten in hot, dry places, it's ceviche. Several countries claim to have invented the delicious 'Latin American sushi' - made from fresh fish and seafood, marinated in lime or lemon, and sprinkled with chilli and coriander - but most people agree that Peru has made the dish its own.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Things have come to a pretty pass when you can no longer rely on the decency of pickpockets

Pickpockets used to have a sense of professionalism and decency. Now, like everyone else in Hong Kong, they just have no standards any more. Milkshake and ketchup use has been de rigueur among these criminals, to spill on unsuspecting victims to distract them. Sure, they make off with valuables but at least the victim is not grossed out.

10 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

e-pal: argentina

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Guillermo Daniel Bril Guille

Age 16

City Rosario

Rosario is the second biggest city in Argentina with a population of 1.5 million.

I'm a very sociable person, and in my free time, I really enjoy being with my friends.

20 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


Q Should there be a legal limit on nighttime noise?

Regarding the government's proposal to impose a nighttime noise limit on traffic, what absolute tosh. When the government can show it has sorted out the idling engine issue, then I might think it is serious.

2 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Indians cheer nationalisation, but oil firms reassess plans

Oil companies in Bolivia reassessed their investment plans as regional leaders prepared for an emergency summit to discuss President Evo Morales' nationalisation of the energy industry.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

The Pleasure Of Eliza Lynch

The Pleasure Of Eliza Lynch

by Anne Enright

Vintage $105

'Francisco Solano Lopez put his penis inside Eliza Lynch on a lovely spring day in Paris, in 1854.' Enright's first line is a promising opener - naughty and unexpected - but it's a tease. The rest of the novel quickly settles into languid, overwritten prose.

15 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Comfort zone

Day-long blasts from air conditioners or heaters, plus the damaging effects of the cold weather, are guaranteed to leave your skin dry and thirsty. With winter-ravaged faces in mind Sisley has come up with Comfort Extreme ($900 for 50ml). A day cream formulated for dry and sensitive skin, it includes three essential oils, shea butter and pro-vitamin B5.

8 Feb 2004 - 12:00am

Joint service for South America

Four carriers have filed a space-charter and sailing agreement with the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) to provide weekly, fixed-day container services between the US east coast and west coast of South America.

1 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Dynamic market

Twenty-four years of market- led reforms have made Chile the most dynamic and promising market in South America.

Economic growth has been maintained for 14 years - and during the last eight years has averaged 6.6 per cent.

18 Sep 1998 - 12:00am

Lauritzen eyes South America

Lauritzen Reefers, the refrigerated vessel division of Denmark's J.Lauritzen, plans to launch a strategic offensive in South America.

It said the strategy involved improving the integration of transport operations on land, better client focus and the adoption of flexible refrigeration ship-chartering policies.

7 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Chunk of Texas that sailed off

According to new research, there is a little bit of Texas in South America. Scientists believed that a piece of North America changed addresses 500 million years ago, ending up as the Andean foothills of Argentina.

7 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Youngsters show change of pace

Buying sentiment in Asia shifted to the fringes last week. The leaders column is dominated by the stock markets of developing nations, while so-called mature markets trended lower.

2 Sep 1996 - 12:00am