Families of 29 of the 33 workers trapped in a collapsed Chilean mine Thursday filed suit against their employer, seeking 29 million dollars in damages, an adviser to the families said.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he is the target of a coup attempt after police and soldiers protesting wage cuts assaulted him Thursday during a demonstration in the capital Quito. The mutinous forces also cut air traffic at the capital’s main airport.
Credit rating agencies need tighter supervision because their activities have a strong impact on funding costs for debt issuers and can affect financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said.
FIFA the international federation of associate football will implement as of next October first a new computerized system of players’ transfers geared to establish a greater control and help combat money laundering and corruption.
A suspected smuggler was removed from Gibraltar territorial waters by the Spanish Guardia Civil following physical scuffles and a tense stand-off with the Gibraltar police. The incident was described as “very serious” and Gibraltar’s Chief Minister Peter Caruana warned that it could undermine the efforts of the Trilateral Forum to cooperate on law enforcement issues.
Germany will finally pay off the last of its debts from World War One next Sunday, on the 20th anniversary of German reunification. Germany's federal office for central services and unresolved property issues (BADV) said a bond issued to pay remaining debts stemming from the conflict would mature on Oct. 3, two decades after West and East Germany united.
President Hugo Chávez's Venezuela’s United Socialist party just beat a newly united opposition bloc for the popular vote at Sunday’s legislative election that split the country down the middle, final official results showed.
At least 90 journalists (30 in Latinamerica) have been killed doing their job so far this year, a 25% increase on the same period of 2009, the media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said this week. PEC has also called on the UN Humans Rights Council to urgently take up the matter.
Chile’s government said this week it will be impossible to meet demands by 34 Mapuche hunger strikers that all three branches of Chile’s government meet together to resolve the on-going hunger strike.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led on Tuesday in New York the 34th G-77 annual meeting to celebrate Argentina's appointment as the group's chairmanship.