Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez blamed Argentina's reluctance to end the pickets blocking access to bridges linking with Uruguay as the main reason for the collapse of dialogue and his decision to give the start up authorization for the Botnia pulp mill built along a river shared by the neighboring countries and which Argentina openly objects.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said that a host of economic problems in United States, including the severe housing slump, will cause business growth to slow noticeably in coming months.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez challenged Latin American leaders at a summit yesterday to lower regional oil prices, telling big producers to sell oil cheaply to their neighbors.
Chávez and leftist allies in Bolivia and Ecuador have tightened state control over their energy industries and Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, recently forced Argentina and Brazil to pay more for its natural gas.
The Falkland Islands will commemorate Remembrance Sunday on Sunday 11th November 2007 and the following arrangements have been made.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Antarctica on Friday to see firsthand the impact of climate change and the melting of glaciers.
King Juan Carlos I of Spain cast royal decorum aside today when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez repeatedly try to interrupt the Spanish prime minister at a summit in Chile.
Leaders from Portugal, Spain, Andorra and 19 Latin American countries agreed to cooperate in promoting democracy and fighting social inequality at the 17th Ibero-American Summit, which ended Saturday in the Chilean capital.