A suspected smuggler was removed from Gibraltar territorial waters by the Spanish Guardia Civil following physical scuffles and a tense stand-off with the Gibraltar police. The incident was described as “very serious” and Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana warned that it could undermine the efforts of the Trilateral Forum to cooperate on law enforcement issues.
Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One next Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Germany's federal office for central services and unresolved property issues (BADV) said a bond issued to pay remaining debts stemming from the conflict would mature on Oct. 3, two decades after West and East Germany united.
President Hugo Chávez's Venezuela’s United Socialist party just beat a newly united opposition bloc for the popular vote at Sunday’s legislative election that split the country down the middle, final official results showed.
More than 1500 participants from the banking world are expected to attend the November assembly of the Latinamerican Federation of banks, Felaban, to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay.
At least 90 journalists (30 in Latinamerica) have been killed doing their job so far this year, a 25% increase on the same period of 2009, the media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said this week. PEC has also called on the UN Humans Rights Council to urgently take up the matter.
Chile’s government said this week it will be impossible to meet demands by 34 Mapuche hunger strikers that all three branches of Chile’s government meet together to resolve the on-going hunger strike.
While rescuers have insisted that the 33 Chilean trapped miners at San Jose mine will be evacuated in early November, the government has suggested that the rescue will most likely be as early as mid-October.
World Bank's Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Augusto de la Torre said that the Latin American economy will grow between 5.5 and 6% this year spurred mostly by a good performance from Mercosur members.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kham sees no major danger of an escalation of currency devaluations as countries seek to boost economic growth.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led on Tuesday in New York the 34th G-77 annual meeting to celebrate Argentina's appointment as the group's chairmanship.