Guatemala's Congress swore in former judge Alejandro Maldonado as president Thursday as his disgraced predecessor appeared in court over corruption allegations hours after resigning in the face of unprecedented protests.
The most recent meeting of the Falkland Islands' Executive Council (ExCo) was dominated by matters relating to oil exploration and development including recommendations for plans of Noble Energy and Premier Oil to go ahead with drilling of Rhea-1 and Jayne East wells.
Colombia on Monday was one vote short at the Organization of American States to summon a meeting of foreign ministers over the ongoing border crisis with Venezuela. Bogotá had requested the high-level meeting up as the country is seeking international support for an ongoing diplomatic crisis with its socialist neighbor.
President Michel Temer asked business owners and executives for a “national alliance” to deal with Brazil's political crisis and shaky economic situation. Temer is leader of the centrist PMDB, the main governing partner of Rousseff's center-left Workers Party, PT.
Every country has its bank holidays. Some are widespread such as Christmas Day and Good Friday, others are unique such as Peat Cutting Monday in the Falklands
and Melon Day in Turkmenistan.
A merino sheep from Australia is making headlines after he was discovered in the wild with massively overgrown fleece.
As neighbors Chile and Peru along the Pacific coast of South America, Colombia announced its electrical system is prepared for the El Niño weather phenomena, which may lead to drought and low reserves at hydro-electric facilities, mines and energy minister Tomas Gonzalez said on Wednesday.
The resignation of Guatemala’s President Otto Pérez Molina following the issuing of an arrest warrant against him for corruption is a positive step towards strengthening democracy and rule of law there, said the International Trade Union Confederation, ITUC.
First oil production off Rio de Janeiro with FPSO 'Cidade de Itaguai', five months ahead of schedule
MODEC Inc. announced on Thursday that its FPSO 'Cidade de Itaguai MV26', operating in the Iracema Norte area of Lula field, in the Pre-Salt layer of Santos Basin offshore Brazil, has achieved First Oil production on July 31, 2015, five months ahead of the schedule anticipated under the contract.
Falklands' Director of Education Tom Hill has confirmed that no approach has been made to the Falkland Islands Education Department regarding a free scholarship scheme with a Patagonian university in Argentina.
Malvinas 1981: Argentina threatens to withdraw air link and fuel if there are no 'realistic' negotiations
Penguin News in its latest edition in a special section, A stroll down memory lane, remembers events of 34 years ago, that is August 1981. And in effect then as now, Argentina calls for more talks, yet again, over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands and emphasizes impatience at the lack of actual progress made.
Brazil's central bank halted one of the world's boldest rate-hiking cycles on Wednesday, taking pressure off an economy struggling with recession even amid concerns that a looming budget crisis could stoke inflation.
The state-run China Daily has said that India's plans to conduct oil exploration off Vietnam coast in the South China Sea is illegal and is an unwise move that may sabotage” positive momentum in ties.
Brazil's industrial production plummeted in July and fell well below economists' worst predictions. Industry output sank 1.5% in July from June in seasonally adjusted terms and was down 8.9% from a year earlier, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, or IBGE, said Wednesday. The IBGE also revised June's drop to 0.9% from 0.3% from the previous month.
- China shows its military might and recalls it was decisive in defeating Japan in WW2
- Argentina's central bank and foreign private banks clash over removal of HSBC directors
- Guatemala Attorney General confident president Perez will be convicted for corruption
- Rousseff pledges to reduce budget deficit; denies Levy was stepping down
- Despite China, for the Fed and BoE, an interest rate raise still on the table
- Petrobras union announces an 'open-end' strike to protest investment cuts
- World economy heading for the perfect storm?
- Lula da Silva's top advisor charged for alleged involvement in Petrobras corruption