A record grounding of an estimated 400 pilot whales was reported this week in the Falkland Islands.
For the Foreign Office the bill approved this week by the Argentine congress that proscribes fines and sanctions for companies or persons involved in support of the oil industry in the Falkland Islands is a ‘boomerang’’ that will only harm Argentine companies, reports Buenos Aires daily La Nacion in its Friday edition.
Uruguay's central bank must act swiftly after a surge in consumer prices during the first two months of the year or the economy could suffer “serious problems,” a recognized research company has warned.
Eight of Argentina's former energy secretaries have released another document highly critical of the government's energy policies. The document, signed by most of the people who have run the Energy Secretariat since Argentina's return to democracy in 1983, is a scathing criticism of government policy.
Due to the falling U.S. dollar and the current crisis in Japan stemming from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Chilean exports may be hit hard with losses this year, despite government assurances to the contrary.
Argentina’s economy grew 9.2% during the last quarter of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009, according to an official report from the government’s statistics office, Indec. The country’s GDP also increased 2.5% compared to the previous trimester and totalling 9.2% growth during 2010.
The office of the Swiss Attorney General Friday confirmed Friday it has asked Argentine authorities for legal assistance amid an ongoing investigation into alleged money laundering.
Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Antonio Patriota said that the visit of US president Barack Obama represents a significant reset in bilateral relations. What Brazil wants, declared the minister, ‘is to be treated as an equal, in a more seamless relationship without confrontations’.
President Barack Obama has cancelled a public speech he was scheduled to deliver Sunday in Rio’s main square during his visit to Brazil, the US embassy in Brasilia said.
The speech in the historic plaza known as Cinelandia, in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, is cancelled said an embassy spokesperson.