Chile and Uruguay are the least corrupt countries in Latinamerica based on the annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) by Transparency International released Wednesday. At the opposite extreme figures Haiti, Venezuela and Ecuador, with Brazil and Argentina in between.
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner overseas trips respond to her condition of elected Senator or First Lady and not as presidential candidate said Argentina's cabinet chief Alberto Fernandez against a background of mounting criticisms.
United States President George W. Bush told the General Assembly that he supports a strong and vibrant United Nations empowered to carry out the shared goals of the world body and its host country, from addressing global pandemics to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to dealing with climate change.
British Minister for Europe Jim Murphy praised the relationship between the United Kingdom and Gibraltar resulting from the new constitution saying it was of vital importance and worth recognizing by all other nations.
In a surprise announcement this week Venezuela said it will not seek a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, thus paving the way for Chile to assume the position. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had been expected to put up a fight to obtain the seat.
With just over a month to go before voters will choose a new president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, or Queen Cristina, as she is widely known here, is living up to her nickname.
A group of Brazilian Indians has just kicked off a campaign called Guarani People, Great People. The self-esteem-enhancer promotion was launched in the Tey' kue village, near the municipality of Caarapó, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Brazilian Midwest.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and the leaders of some 80 nations converge on the United Nations today for a summit on the warming Earth and what to do about it.
Uruguayan and Argentine delegates will be meeting next Saturday in New York to consider the pulp mills controversy, confirmed the Spanish Foreign Office which is acting as a facilitator to help find a way out to the dispute that has strained bilateral relations between the neighboring countries.
Argentina will object any British initiative to extend the illegitimate occupation of the Falkland Islands and its adjoining waters, in the event of such a decision, Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana was quoted on Monday by the Buenos Aires press from New York.