The 9th South American Conference on Migration ended Tuesday in Ecuador with the approval of the Quito Declaration aimed at harmonizing the regional migratory policy of the twelve participant countries.
Honduran interim leader Roberto Micheletti says he is willing to talk to deposed president Manuel Zelaya, barricaded in the Brazilian embassy.
The Euro rose Tuesday to the highest level against the US dollar since August 2008 as investors looked to the Group of 20, G20, summit in Pittsburgh this weekend for more signs about the world economic recovery.
A Uruguayan lawmaker resigned from the Human Rights Committee of the Mercosur Parliament, Parlasur, in protest over the refusal of the commission to receive a delegation from Venezuela that claims the regime of President Hugo Chavez is violating freedom of expression.
World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy said Tuesday that he was still cautious about the outlook of the Doha Round of global trade negotiations despite a detailed work program drawn up by senior officials last week. He also called for leadership and responsibility from G-20 leaders meeting this week in Pittsburgh.
China has appealed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) decision against its restrictions on the import of US DVDs and other media products. The WTO settlement had said China was breaching international trade rules by blocking foreign-owned firms from being importers and wholesalers.
A United Nations report released last week said that industrial and energy projects set in motion before the official adoption of Chile’s “Convention 169” in September should still compensate indigenous communities for current and future effects caused by their projects.
Brazilian Cabinet Chief Dilma Rousseff, President Lula da Silva’s likely choice to replace him, fell to third place in a survey of voter preferences ahead of 2010 presidential elections.
Mar del Plata, Argentina will host the next Ibero-American summit in November 2010 in coincidence with the bicentennial of the country, announced Ibero-American chairman Enrique Iglesias following a meeting with President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in New York.
Honduras de facto leader Roberto Micheleti demanded that Brazil hand over deposed constitutional president Manuel Zelaya who is currently in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa following a dramatic secret return to the country.