Spain’s largest oil producer Repsol-YPF denied receiving an offer for its Argentine YPF unit following a report that Chinese companies had proposed buying its stake.
Argentina’s cabinet Chief Aníbal Fernández said football transmission should be free because it is not only a national passion but an industry that generates many jobs and activity.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa was sworn in for a second term on Monday vowing to deepen his socialist revolution. Announcing his vision for a new term, Correa said he sought to fight inequality and invest in projects to help the poor, improve education and improve the lives of long-neglected Andean indigenous groups.
United States President Barack Obama said it was hypocritical for critics of Washington's response to a coup against Honduran President Manuel Zelaya to demand a more forceful US role in returning him to power.
Former Cuban president Fidel Castro called Colombia disloyal, claiming the pending military deal between the United States and Colombia could be used to attack other Latinamerican countries.
Children should not be given the anti-viral drug Tamiflu to combat swine flu, Oxford University researchers have said. They urged the United Kingdom Department of Health to urgently rethink its policy on giving the drugs to youngsters affected by the current flu pandemic.
Under the title of “Averting the worst” Nobel Prize Paul Krugman praised “Big Government” for having saved the United States (and the world) from a second Great Depression
Chilean dairy farmers and the country’s main agriculture organization, SNA, are demanding safeguards against the import of powder milk and Gouda cheese from Uruguay and Argentina arguing “disloyal competition”.
Leaders from the Union of South American Nations, Unasur meeting in a regional summit in Ecuador expressed fresh concerns over Colombian plans to grant US troops access to its military bases but could not agree on a declaration to formally condemn the proposals.