Brazil is prepared for the event of a United States default if no agreement is reached in the US congress on the debt ceiling and will also implement a 30 billion dollars tax relief program to prop Brazilian industry competitiveness, announced Finance minister Guido Mantega.
Close to his first year in office Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has an approval rating of 71%, according to the findings of a public opinion poll released Sunday in the Bogotá media.
Journalists in Latin America are suffering through their most tragic year in two decades, with 19 reporters murdered in nine nations so far in 2011, the Inter-American Press Association said in its latest release.
Police in the Argentine north-west province of Salta reported to have two suspects following a wide search Sunday across the local area of San Lorenzo for the killer of the two French tourists whose bodies were found on Friday, officials reported.
Re-elected Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri gave his victory speech after defeating Kirchnerite Daniel Filmus on Sunday, and said his party (PRO) would begin the process of deciding which of the presidential candidates to support in Argentina’s general elections of next October.
South America’s top economic and monetary authorities will be meeting in Lima and later in Buenos Aires to agree on “joint and specific actions” to address the flush of global liquidity distorting regional currencies and of unsold manufactured goods threatening jobs and industry.
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo's lymphatic cancer is still in remission, one of his doctors said on Friday a day after the leader cancelled a trip to Peru and went to Brazil for early routine medical tests.
Argentina and Brazil reaffirmed on Friday their strategic alliance and commitment to Mercosur and regional integration during a summit in Brasilia, where President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner together with her Brazilian peer Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the new Argentine Embassy in the Brazilian capital.
Air travel between the United States and Cuba will become easier with the opening of charter flights to the island from an additional nine US cities announced by Cuba authorities on Friday.
French investigators said on Friday that the crew of Air France's Rio-Paris flight which crashed into the Atlantic two years ago ignored repeated stall warnings and failed to follow textbook procedures.