Uruguay’s Defence minister and former guerrilla leader Luis Rosadilla, and retired military officers made a huge “shared” reconciliation gesture when they agreed to forget pending bills, look to the future and establish a constructive dialogue.
Chilean president Sebastian Piñera invited Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa to join him in a visit to Antarctica to continue diplomatic discussions concerning Chile’s ongoing maritime border dispute with Peru. The trip is expected to take place between Nov. 6 and Nov. 8.
Russian President Dmitri Medvedev says a full one-quarter of Russia's grain crops have been destroyed by weeks of drought and wildfires, leaving many Russian farmers close to bankruptcy.
Globally the US dollar has been sinking this year and the Chilean peso has fared particularly well against it.
Sun, sea and sangria come top of the list for European pensioners seeking to relocate for retirement, a new survey showed this week. The survey by employee management consulting firm Aon Corporation found that one in four Europeans wishing to retire abroad would like to move to Spain, followed by France, Italy and the United States.
Spain's Public Works Ministry (Ministero de Fomento) has refused La Linea permission to divert traffic toward a toll gate, in a move that could scupper controversial plans to tax drivers heading to Gibraltar, reports the local press.
Uruguay called on Brazil and Argentina to allow Mercosur junior members to reach unilateral trade agreements with third countries helping to boost the group’s dynamism.
Chilean president Sebastián Piñera will be travelling to the United States, Europe and Asia in the coming months with the purpose of boosting trade and investment, announced Wednesday Foreign Affairs minister Alfredo Moreno.
Businessman Tomas Müller has been nominated as the new Chilean ambassador in London. He will be replacing Rafael Moreno. The announcement was made this week by Chilean Foreign Affairs minister Alfredo Moreno and visiting Foreign office minister Jeremy Browne.
Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez said Colombia is “sovereign” and as such can sign a military agreement with the United States, an issue which at the time triggered a bilateral conflict and which he admitted having addressed with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos during their meeting this week.