Brazilian government managed energy giant Petrobras produced an average of 2.4 million barrels per day of crude and natural gas at its operations inside and outside Brazil in 2008, an increase of 4.3%, or roughly 100,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day, compared to 2007.
Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, currently on a three day visit to Cuba, praised on Tuesday the inauguration speech of President Barack Obama saying it confirms the good expectations about the incoming administration.
The number of foreign tourists arriving in Argentina during November fell 8% over the same month last year, according to government report from the statistics office INDEC.
The head of Argentina's powerful General Labour Confederation, Hugo Moyano said this week that when collective wage bargaining opens unions will seek salary hikes higher than the official inflation rate of 7.2% announced by the state-run INDEC statistics office.
Former president Nestor Kirchner joined the long list of Argentine officials which have lately called publicly for an end to the pickets on an international bridge leading to neighbouring Uruguay.
Contrary to Buenos Aires press speculation and apparently to medical counselling, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner retook on Monday afternoon her agenda at the official residence of Olivos, although at a lighter pace and with breaks for short walks in the gardens.
Another strong voice joined the choir of Argentine officials calling for a responsible attitude to guarantee free circulation along the three international bridges linking Argentina with Uruguay, which for over two years have been under control of pickets protesting the construction of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan side.
Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, suffering from an acute bout of low blood pressure has been forced to postpone for a week her planned visits to Cuba and Venezuela that should have begun this Sunday, according to reliable government sources reports the Buenos Aires media
French motorcyclist Pascal Terry has been found dead after being reported missing on Sunday during the second stage of the Dakar Rally which was relocated to Argentina and Chile for its 31st edition.
The mighty Parana River, one of South America's main waterways which connect the River Plate with the heartland of Argentina, Brazil and landlocked Paraguay and Bolivia has reached a low of 1.02 meters of water just 9 centimetres from the all time record of 0.93 in 1917.