If a revocatory referendum against Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is called, 62% of Venezuelans would vote against him, while 30% would support him according to a poll released this weekend in Caracas, the country's capital.
Argentina imposed a six months compulsory residence on incoming financial capital. The regulation that already exists in other South American countries and excludes foreign trade operations and direct foreign investment is targeted to ease the impact of speculation in local financial markets.
Under heavy security, a former member of Argentina's military was extradited Saturday to Spain on charges of genocide and terrorism for allegedly torturing dissidents during his country's Dirty War against government opponents.
Argentina's Chief Justice Julio Nazareno resigned Friday following weeks of bitter conflict with the executive branch and congressional moves to impeach him, Supreme Court officials told to the press.
The US Federal Reserve cut interest rates this Wednesday a quarter percentage the lowest level since 1958 and suggested there could be further measures, since the economy has yet to exhibit sustainable growth.
The Argentine government announced Wednesday that it intended to file criminal charges against Supreme Court President Julio Nazareno over a case that cost the state more than $100 million.
Brazilian monetary authorities decided this Tuesday to readjust upwards the inflation target for the coming two years. The 2004 target was increased from 3,75% to 5,5%, with a 2,5% plus/minus tolerance, which means inflation next year will have an 8% ceiling. Similarly the 2005 target was fixed in 4,5% with a plus/minus 2,5%.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Horst Koehler announced in Buenos Aires that the multilateral credit organization was working in a medium term agreement with Argentina.
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo said in a speech on Monday that the time has come for changes in his administration and that he will be appointing more people with diverse political views.
A woman claiming to be the sister of a man killed under Chile's 1973-1990 military regime accosted former dictator Augusto Pinochet on a city street Monday, shouting insults and attempting to strike him, the local press reported.