Former Brazilian president and head of the Senate Jose Sarney said that the upper house has no interest “for the moment” in casting a vote on the Protocol papers for the incorporation of Venezuela as the fifth full member of Mercosur.
South American football's governing body CSF has backed a bid by Argentina and Uruguay to jointly stage the 2030 World Cup finals to commemorate the centenary of the first tournament that was also held in Uruguay.
Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez will personally congratulate the winner of Sunday’s presidential election run-off, which has two hopefuls: the ruling coalition Jose Pepe Mujica who leads with a comfortable margin in public opinion polls, and the opposition candidate Luis Alberto Lacalle.
Pope Benedict XVI will receive Saturday in the Vatican the presidents from Argentina and Chile to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the peace treaty which avoided a full fledged war between the neighbouring countries over the Beagle channel and three mostly uninhabited islands in the extreme south of Tierra del Fuego.
A record 5.13 million Bolivians are registered to vote in the coming elections of December 6th when President Evo Morales will attempt his re-election. However the electoral battle in concentrated in having control over the Legislative.
Argentina’s planned offer to swap as much as 20 billion US dollars of defaulted debt to help it re-enter international credit markets for the first time since 2001 may be delayed until January, admitted Economy Minister Amado Boudou.
US president Barack Obama sent a letter to his Brazilian peer Lula da Silva explaining details of his administration’s foreign policy, related to such issues as Honduras and Iran, revealed on Wednesday the Brazilian Executive.
Half a century after a failed US-supported invasion of Cuba, the country announced it is holding a military exercise to boost preparedness against any future US attack. The official newspaper Granma said that the Bastion-2009 exercises will raise the deterrent capacity to prevent a military confrontation, under the principle that there is no better way to win a war than by avoiding it.
Colombian guerrillas are acting in border areas next to Venezuelan military forces according to a report from Colombia’s ombudsman released this week. The report also indicates that at least 7.000 Colombians have returned from Venezuela in the last two months as a direct consequence of the bilateral crisis.
Car giant General Motors has firmed up plans to cut 9,000 jobs across Europe, saying that up to 60% will be in Germany. Nick Reilly, a senior official of the US car maker, met employee representatives at a meeting in Germany to go through the firm's detailed plans for the future.