An animal welfare disaster resulting in the death of more than half the 5.000 cattle on board a Brazilian-owned live export ship bound for Egypt over the past fortnight has prompted renewed calls to ban the industry.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez used the words “Nazi, Mengele and a scent of anti-Semitism” to describe a couple of articles in Buenos Aires leading newspapers which revealed the ups and downs in ‘palace intrigues” and a second critical of the expanding power of her son Maximo Kirchner with the youth organization La Campora.
Argentina and Brazil Foreign Affairs ministers said in Sao Paulo both countries are committed that the next Summit of the Americas to be held in April in Colombia is the last without the participation of Cuba.
Argentine inflation reached 0.7% in February against the previous month, and accumulated a 1.7% increase in 2012 so far, according to the Indec national statistics bureau. This is less than half the index from the private agencies and released as the •Congress index”, which in February marked 1.65% and
Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled the first criminal charges for crimes committed during the two-decade military dictatorship which ended almost a quarter of a century ago.
Argentine dock-workers on Tuesday suspended a 12-day-old strike that had delayed more than 500 million dollars in grains shipments while forcing cargo vessels to drop anchor along the country's waterways.
Three plaques remembering prominent explorers of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Discovery, who used the Chilean port of Punta Arenas as their home base when carrying out Antarctic explorations, have been unveiled at the entrance to the Arturo Prat port terminal in downtown Punta Arenas.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter will meet Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Friday to clear the air following the recent spat over preparations for the 2014 World Cup, soccer's governing body said on Tuesday.
Brazil's government wants Mexico to impose quotas on its own auto exports to the South American nation to ensure the total value does not exceed 1.4 billion dollars over the next three years, the development, industry and foreign trade ministry said.