Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos continues to collect support for the coming run-off next June 20, following the decision of another political party to back him.
The Organization of American States, OAS, agreed Monday to create a high level group to assess conditions for the re-entry of suspended Honduras, announced Peruvian Foreign Affairs minister Jose Antonio García Belaúnde
For the first time since divorce was legalized in Chile five years ago, couples are getting divorced faster than they are getting married. In 2008, 39,000 couples were granted divorces and 20,000 were married. 2009 saw a similar trend, with 63,021 couples granted divorce, or 9% more than the number of couples married, according to a report in La Tercera.
A Universidad de Chile investigation has found that of the 21 million US dollars fortune that former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet amassed during his lifetime, 19 million cannot be legitimately accounted for.
Venezuela will spend 82 million US dollars on a second batch of Chinese K-8 military training aircraft, President Hugo Chavez announced on Sunday. The Chavez regime has ordered 18 of the light attack and training planes from China and last March received the first six.
The Organization of American States, OAS, member countries and the business sector agreed in Lima, Peru on the need to strengthen and instigate the alliance between the public and private sectors in order to promote democracy, social equality and responsibility, and the fight against crime.
President Hugo Chavez announced plans Sunday to take over more private companies in Venezuela and also said his government should review the use of water by trans-national companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Sunday night in Lima, Peru, for her second trip to the region this year. Ms Clinton will be participating on Monday in the two-day Organization of American States General Assembly hosted by Peru.
Chile has decided to celebrate its 200th birthday over four days as opposed to the two given to its usual birthdays. The legislature has approved a proposal to convert both the Friday before and the Monday after Saturday September 18 into official public holidays.
Removing fiscal stimulus, absorbing capital flows and reducing unemployment are the main challenges facing Latinamerican and Caribbean countries as the global crisis recedes, said IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn during this recent visit to South America.