Brazil is considering raising taxes paid by companies to explore for new oil and gas fields in the country to take into account recent big finds in the sub-salt cluster, Brazilian energy Minister Edison Lobao said on Tuesday.
Thousands of retired Gurkha soldiers are to gather outside Parliament to campaign for justice and fair treatment.
Six children have died of the mosquito transmitted disease in the last 24 hours reported Brazilian health authorities from Rio do Janeiro, totaling 30 fatal cases so far this year which is almost the 31registered in the twelve months of 2007.
Following on Brazil's National Energy Policy Council recommendations the President Lula da Silva administration has given the green light for the resumption of construction of the third reactor at the Angra nuclear power plant, reports Sao Paulo's Gazeta Mercantil.
Argentina became in 2007 the world's leading exporter of horse meta, totaling 35.755 tons equivalent to 87.5 million US dollars, according to the latest report from the Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food Secretary.
Though often at serious political odds, Chile and Bolivia appear to see eye-to-eye on at least one thing – football. In a move that surely put a smile on the face of football-mad Bolivian President Evo Morales, the Chilean Football Federation (ANFP) agreed this week to play its upcoming June 14 World Cup qualifier match against Bolivia in La Paz.