President Barack Obama on Tuesday is proposing a faster timetable for buying a new heavy icebreaker for the U.S. Arctic, where quickly melting sea ice has spurred more maritime traffic, and the United States has fallen far behind Russian resources.
Mexico, which has started to open its nationalized oil industry to additional private investment, will postpone auctions for deep-water oil exploration and production contracts and adjust the terms of upcoming tenders after an inaugural oil auction failed to meet the government's modest expectations.
In a new set of pastoral guidelines for the upcoming Holy Year of Mercy Pope Francis has made some significant moves, allowing all priests to forgive the sin of abortion and granting SSPX priests the faculty to forgive sins.
A US appeals court supported Argentina's appeal Monday against an earlier ruling that could have permitted a group of creditors to seize assets of Argentina's central bank.
Brazil's government presented a 2016 budget Monday that for the first time projects the world's seventh largest economy operating in the red, sparking worries that the country's investment grade rating will be put at risk.
Britain's Rolls-Royce is cooperating with investigators in a massive corruption scandal at Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras, a spokesman said. The engineering company confirmed it had been contacted by investigators involved in the probe, which has engulfed Brazil's political and business establishment amid allegations of a massive kickbacks scheme.
Guatemalan President Otto Perez said on Monday he is calm and confident he has done nothing wrong, as lawmakers debated stripping his immunity and forcing him to face prosecution on corruption charges.
Argentine Veterans from the 1982 Malvinas war will continue to voice their condemnation of abuse suffered at the hands of their superior officers as a legal team reiterate their demands for recognition and justice before federal courts in Río Grande on Monday.
Argentine opposition presidential candidates despite the encouraging mathematics which emerged from early August primaries, and despite having sat at the same table to call for electoral reform, insisted that any ongoing cooperation between the two rival candidates on electoral matters should not be confused with an electoral alliance.
President Dilma Rousseff has dropped the idea of reinstating a tax on financial transactions to bridge a gaping fiscal deficit in Brazil after it ran into a barrage of criticism even from within her coalition, Brazilian media reported on Sunday.