Brazil’s Foreign Affairs minister Antonio Patriota said Brasilia supports Uruguay in its controversy with France following President Nicholas Sarkozy claim, at the recent G20 summit, that Uruguay was a ‘fiscal haven’.
Falkland Islands representatives will be attending the annual Overseas Territories Consultative Council on November 23/24 in London when the British Government's new strategy for its Overseas Territories will be at the heart of discussions.
Thousands of demonstrators marched on Monday in south China to protest against a local land grab, carrying banners and shouting slogans opposing 'dictatorship' and 'corruption', locals said.
The second of a planned series of extended political articles written exclusively for the Penguin News web site by Deputy Editor John Fowler.
European and Latinamerican leaders agreed in Brussels that the two continents should continue to strengthen links in spite of the serious financial and economic situation facing the European Union.
Commercial flights in Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay were cancelled or reprogrammed Tuesday morning because of disruptions caused by the hovering volcanic ash being blown from the Chilean Puyehue which erupted five months ago.
Union of South American Nations, Unasur, Economy and Finance ministers will be meeting next Friday November 25 in Buenos Aires to address the current international crisis and advance in a common agenda. The meeting will also include Central bank presidents and governors.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez promised on Monday to continue defending with ‘tooth and nails’ the powerful wheel of domestic consumption that has boosted the current economic model but also admitted the existence of ‘distortions which must be corrected’.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez received strong support from the industrial sector for her latest policy of eliminating subsidies which are widely extended in the economy, but manufacturers also called for prudence and gradualism.
The market for luxury housing in Chile seems to be immune to the global crisis since there are families willing to disburse up to six million dollars to purchase the house or condo of their dream according to a report in Santiago’s El Mercurio.