Tall, thin, copper-rich Chile can often appear an anomaly in South America. Rather than picturesque Andean highlands, kaleidoscopic indigenous groupings, ponchos and pan-pipes that draw shoals of Gap Year students from across the world, it brings to mind images of a glistening economic success story, gleaming skyscrapers in Santiago and a haven of stability among more »
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As today's barrel scrapes reveal: China plants a city in a disputed oil-rich area, the US eyes an end to its reliance on foreign oil, and Argentina tries to gain the upper hand on foreign oil companies. Read on below the fold... Al Jazeera: The world's most disputed waters China is planting its flag in the disputed South China Sea, again, but this time in slightly more permanent form: a new city.