Bolivia’s president Evo Morales began his second mandate with a cabinet reshuffle removing most ministers and complying with the gender parity. The announcement was done over the weekend following his second consecutive inauguration ceremony last Friday.
A new US assessment of Venezuela's oil reserves could give the country double the supplies of Saudi Arabia. Scientists working for the US Geological Survey say Venezuela's Orinoco belt region holds twice as much petroleum as previously thought.
The geologists estimate the area could yield more than 500 billion barrels of crude oil.
Brazil and Argentina are the first countries to be visited by Chilean president-elect Sebastián Piñera, who added he will accept invitations from Spain and France and anticipated one of his first actions would be to de-freeze relations with neighbouring Peru.
Chile announced that the “Integration and Cooperation” agreement with Argentina, which was stamped by Presidents Cristina Kirchner and Michelle Bachelet last October 30, became effective as of Friday January 22nd.
More than 58 million US dollars have been raised through the all-star Hope for Haiti Now telethon, according to organizers.
Six television stations including opposition RCTV (Radio Caracas TeleVision) were forced off the air on Sunday for not broadcasting President Hugo Chavez' speeches. The new rules passed in December require stations to air Chavez's speeches, among other mandates.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva called on his followers not to repeat what happened in Chile where the centre-left coalition lost the recent presidential election to the conservatives for having run with two candidates.
Cuban and US cultural institutions plan to keep working together to preserve the documents that belonged to Ernest Hemingway and are kept at Finca Vigia, the US writer’s home-turned-museum on the island, state media reported.
Bolivian President Evo Morales began his second consecutive term on Friday vowing to fight poverty, further tighten state control over the economy and develop some of the world's largest lithium reserves.
Bolivian president Evo Morales will be inaugurated Friday before Congress for a second mandate (2010/2015) after having achieved an overwhelming victory in December elections (64% of the vote) ensuring him majority control of both houses.