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Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will resume official functions as of next Monday 18 November, after completing a month of convalescence, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced on Monday. However further tests are programmed to check when the president can again travel by air.
Majority of Chileans, 83% support nationalizing copper, but it's not an issue of the presidential campaign
In an annual poll released last month, 83% of Chileans voted positively when asked “Are you in favor or against the proposal to nationalize copper?” — registering overwhelming support for a prospective reform that, while radical, remains relatively low on the list of campaign hot topics the November 17 presidential election.
Argentina's Defense minister Agustín Rossi said that secret minutes dating back to the military dictatorship of 1976-83 will be available for the public to read and study, while admitting that he did not know why the documents had not been discovered previously.
On the brink of Chile's presidential elections, 17 November, US business magazine Forbes has published an article warning voters that electing Michelle Bachelet of the Socialist Party (PS) would put an end to the Chilean “economic miracle.”
Following a new round of medical checkups at the Buenos Aires Fundación Favaloro clinic Friday evening, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has been discharged from the inpatient phase regarding her neurological and neuro-surgery conditions, presidential spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro announced Saturday morning.
The son of Suriname's president has been charged by the United States with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Dino Bouterse was allegedly paid millions of dollars to provide a base and weapons for Hezbollah fighters.
Consumer prices in Brazil edged up last month but remained stable at 5.8% over 12 months, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) reported Thursday. It put October inflation at 0.57%, up from 0.35% the previous month.
A group of Argentine bondholders will offer creditors suing for the repayment of defaulted sovereign debt a private deal to get them to abandon their litigation, the state-run Télam news agency said.
International Monetary Fund announced it was holding constructive talks with Argentina about addressing flawed economic data that led to an unprecedented IMF censure of a member country.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is approaching an election year as clear favorite, but she must do more to curb violence and corruption to maintain her popularity, according to a public opinion poll conducted by MDA and commissioned by the private transport sector lobby CNT.