Scheduled to arrive in Stanley, Falkland Islands on Saturday are members and supporters of Rugby Without Borders Foundation, an Argentine non-profit organisation aimed at using sport as a way of reaching out to people and creating friendship, love, trust and peace.
Work on the Belo Monte giant hydroelectric dam complex in the Amazon, which has generated much controversy in Brazil because of its environmental impacts, officially began Monday, (in spite of Carnival celebrations) according to the Norte Energia consortium.
Some thieves took pity on their victims and returned a puppy taken along with other loot from a house on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, the Argentine press reported.
China, normally contrary to releasing unemployment figures, has admitted to having a “labour surplus” of 32 million workers, according to Human Resources and Social Security minister Yin Weimin.
Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman renewed Argentina’s claims over the disputed Falklands/Malvinas this time before the new authorities of the G-24 or UN Decolonization Committee, who according to Argentine sources rejected “all forms of colonialism and occupation”.
Argentina, similar to other Latin American countries, is increasing its defence budget at a robust pace, according to Research and Markets, a defence procurement news agency based in Alabama.
More than one million people fleeing Libya and inside the country need humanitarian aid, the United Nations said on Monday. The figures were issued by the world body's aid coordinator Valerie Amos as a refugee crisis built up around the borders of the North African country where a rebellion broke out last month against the 42-year rule of Muammar Gaddafi.
Chile’s Concha y Toro, Latin America’s largest wine producer, sealed a deal this week with Brown-Forman’s Fetzer Vineyards in a transaction worth 238 million US dollars to purchase its portfolio of American wine brands. The sale is expected to close in April 2011.
After flights in Buenos Aires were cancelled time after time on Friday, '80s singing icon Cyndi Lauper took to the airport's announcement system to perform for her fellow stranded passengers.
Political associates reiterated that there are no intentions of Argentine president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to seek for a third period if the Head of State should end re-elected on next October presidential elections. For such purpose a constitutional amendment would be needed.