Archaeologists believe they may have found the wreckage of the Santa Maria, one of the ships Christopher Columbus used to sail the ocean blue en route to the “New World” more than 500 years ago.
Uruguay offers tremendous guarantees for investors and is a decent country, said President Jose Mujica on his second day visit to Washington where he addressed 120 business people at the US Chamber of Commerce during a Tuesday morning work-breakfast.
President Jose Mujica addressing US Secretary of State John Kerry said that Uruguay has a significant deficit in technology and scientific education, and was hopeful that cooperation with the United States would help insisting that the goal is achieving equality and wealth distribution.
Minister of Economy Mario Bergara addressed on Tuesday the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington and said Uruguay was a good place to invest because despite being a small market, it was a good launching pad to develop in the region.
President Dilma Rousseff repeated Tuesday that Brazil is a democratic country and that its government guarantees the right to peaceful protest during the World Cup soccer competition, which begins June 12. However protests must not harm the Cup events in any way.
A prisoner in Uruguay tapped into the U.S. ambassador's cell-phone and sent messages to some of her contacts in an attempt to commit a still undisclosed fraud, authorities said Tuesday, although the news was on the media a day before.
At least 7 million Argentines, or 18.8% of the population, currently find themselves under the poverty line, with 1.7 million (4.2%) classed as in extreme poverty or indigence, according to a new report from the Argentine Workers' Central (CTA) union headed by the Cristina Fernandez government ally Hugo Yasky.
A new study by researchers at NASA and the University of California, Irvine, finds a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.
Rio de Janeiro bus drivers on Tuesday began a 48-hour strike that left tens of thousands of people without transportation and caused huge problems in Brazil's second-largest city. Participation in the strike was greater than in the 24-hour effort staged last Thursday when on the streets of Rio scarcely a single bus was to be seen.