Colombians went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new Congress, in a vote seen as a referendum on peace talks with the FARC guerrillas and an anticipation for May's presidential election.
Latin American foreign ministers and most probably presidents, will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 21 dead and hundreds injured and arrested following weeks of protests and clashes, according to the Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa.
The Organization of American States (OAS) Permanent Council approved late Friday night after a whole day of discussions and by an ample majority, a statement in support of peace and an end to violence in Venezuela, where street protests and clashes have left at least 22 dead and hundreds injured and arrested.
With an eye on Argentina and Venezuela, Brazil private sector wants Mercosur trade in local currencies
Brazil's private sector concerned with harsh times ahead, particularly with exports to Argentina and Venezuela are proposing that Mercosur trade should be done with local currencies leaving aside the US dollar. The initiative was launched by the president of the Brazil-Argentina Commerce Chamber.
A team of archaeologists in Argentina has pinpointed the location of the 1765 shipwreck of a Spanish merchant ship off the southern coast, officials said over the weekend. It is the oldest wrecked ship of twelve that were identified along 200 kilometers of the windswept Tierra del Fuego coast.
British yachtsman who was trying to sail by himself non-stop around the world has been rescued by Chile’s navy and is currently in Punta Arenas. The 54-year-old Andrew Halcrow was forced to give up his second attempt to circumnavigate the globe after the mast on his yacht broke in a storm west of Cape Horn.
Brazilian officials inaugurated the Arena da Amazonia in the Amazon city of Manaus, the ninth World Cup stadium to become available for soccer’s showcase event. Three still have to be finished, including the one hosting the opening match in Sao Paulo in about three months.
Royal Navy Type 23 Frigate HMS Portland on Atlantic patrol is visiting Western Africa and conducted training with the Nigerian Navy, hosted a Security Forum in support of United Kingdom Trade and Industry and a maritime security conference.
Pope Francis named top laymen from the worlds of finance and economics to a new Vatican Council for the Economy, intended to improve scrutiny of the Holy See's scandal-plagued accounts.The creation of the 15-member council is a major step in bringing lay people into the Vatican, and reflects a drive by Francis to make changes to an establishment often seen as murky and secretive.
The following is an obituary published in The New York Times to honor a Uruguayan born scientist, graduated in Montevideo's Medicine School, who in his long career in the US is credited with having developed the birth control pill and the nicotine patches among other biotechnological advances.
US Vice President Joe Biden will hold talks with Latin American leaders about protest-hit Venezuela during his trip to Chile from Sunday for the inauguration of President Michelle Bachelet scheduled for Tuesday and which is expected to convene regional leaders.
Brazil recorded its largest February trade deficit ever, deepening a trade gap this year that underscores the lack of competitiveness from local industry. The deficit reached 2.125 billion dollars the trade ministry announced.
The US economy added 175,000 new jobs in February, but the unemployment rate rose slightly to 6.7%. The jobs figures, from the US Labor Department, were better than many had been expecting and marked a rebound from two weak months.
There are currently 1,060 military personnel stationed in the Falkland Islands, confirmed the Minister of State for the Ministry of Defense Mark Francois on Wednesday, according to a report from the latest edition of the Falklands' Penguin News.
- February experienced a sharp increase in FAO Food Prices Index
- MSC Certification for Falkland Islands Toothfish reflects high management standards
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- UK health authorities warn travelers to Brazil World Cup about tropical diseases
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- Jamaica pledges to decriminalize cannabis ('ganja') later this year
- UK interest rate held at 0.5%, making it a record low of five years
- Fearing deflation Euro bank leaves interest rate unchanged at record low
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- WHO public consultation on sugars intake to help combat obesity and dental caries
- February confirmed that inflation remains Uruguay's main challenge