Stories for November 23rd 2012
Brazil, Bolivia and Chile had the best ‘business climate’ in Latin America during October according to the Economic Climate Index, ICE from the Brazilian think-tank Getulio Vargas Foundation, FGV.
Uruguayan president Jose Mujica appealed to workers and entrepreneurs to avoid an escalation of salaries and prices which leads “to all sort of fiddling” as is happening in Argentina.
Brazil's exchange rate is at a reasonable level though not totally satisfactory said Finance Minister Guido Mantega on Friday, in an indication that the government is prepared to further weaken the Real to boost a still weak economy.
Brazil judge Joaquim Barbosa took the oath of office as Brazil's first ever Afro descendant head of the Federal Supreme Tribunal (Supreme Court) on Thursday, in a historic ceremony attended by President Dilma Rousseff and other top leaders.
Falklands’ oil explorer Desire Petroleum announced on Friday that the findings of a Competent Person’s Report, CPR, have confirmed the potential of its discoveries offshore the Islands in the North Falkland Basin.
Argentina's government cut this season's wheat output forecast, citing three months of heavy rains that started in August and flooded key parts of the Pampas farm belt, the Agriculture Ministry said on Thursday.
Bolivia accepted the official invitation to become full member of Mercosur and hopes to sign the first accords during the coming summit of the block in early December in Brasilia, said President Evo Morales.
A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.
The head of the Unasur High Level Group for Paraguay, former Peruvian Prime Minister Salomon Lerner is currently in the country where he arrived as a simple tourist with plans to meet local political leaders, members of the country’s Electoral Tribunal and get a feeling of the atmosphere in the run to presidential elections next April 2013.
Argentine Economy Minister Hernán Lorenzino assured during a press conference on Thursday that paying off the vulture funds is illegal, and said that the ruling by US District Judge Thomas Griesa against Argentina is unfair.