The government of Peru announced it will join the dispute between US treasure-hunting company Odyssey Marine Exploration and Spanish authorities. The dispute involves 500 million US dollars in gold and silver coins rescued from a Spanish galleon off the coast of Portugal. Bolivia has also approached the Spanish government on the issue.
Argentina’s “green gold” soybean 2009/2010 crop is forecasted to establish a new record, 50.8 million tons, according to the Chamber of Commerce from Rosario, located at the epicentre of the country’s oil seed production.
Uruguayan organic beef directly from the country’s natural pastures will be available at a restaurant catered by Uruguayans at the Shanghai World Expo next year.
A South Korean consortium has been awarded a contract worth an estimated 40 billion US dollars to build four nuclear power plants in the United Arab Emirates. The group, led by the Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco), beat bids from a US-Japanese group and a French firm.
Spanish bank BBVA anticipates a strong recovery of the Uruguayan economy next year with one of the highest growth rates in the region and discards “any turbulences or surprises with the new government, it’s going to be continuation of current policies”.
The opposition Social democrat governor of Sao Paulo, Jose Serra, remains as the clear leader to win next year’s Brazilian presidential election, according to the latest public poll released by the top selling magazine Istoé.
New York and Connecticut rank at the bottom of the life-satisfaction states in the US while Hawaii and Louisiana figure as the top according to a new research by the UK University of Warwick and Hamilton College in the US which used the happiness levels of a million individual US citizens to discover which are the best and worst states in which to live in the United States.
After two years in office (December 10) the administration of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has one of the lowest support ratings in the country’s history according to a public opinion poll from Datamatica released this month.
Al Qaida warned of a terror attack just days before a former British student allegedly attempted to blow up a transatlantic airliner carrying 278 passengers, it has emerged. Security services on both sides of the Atlantic are under scrutiny after it emerged Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was able to board the jet with explosives despite warnings of his extremism, including one from his millionaire father.
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has urged Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court to review its decision that resulted in the ongoing censorship of investigative reports that might expose wrongdoing in the Federal Senate.