Foreign ministers and envoys from South American and Arab countries meeting in Buenos Aires vowed Thursday to increase cooperation and trade, while pledging to bolster Middle East security.
A bipartisan delegation of United States Congress members visiting Argentina said on Thursday that closer links between both countries are needed and described the hour and a half meeting with President Cristina Fernandez Kirchner as excellent.
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The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency in several coastal provinces after a farmers' protest left at least four dead and more than 700 under arrest.
Western leaders are hailing news of Cuban President Fidel Castro's plans to retire as an opportunity for political change in the island and to reestablish long frozen links.
Argentina will not recognise the newly independent Kosovo fearing this could have an undesired influence in the country's dispute with Great Britain over its unflagging Malvinas/Falkland Islands sovereignty claim, according to Wednesday's Buenos Aires press.
Details of a new deal for foreigners who want to take British citizenship are being announced by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. A Green Paper will propose that people who want to take UK nationality will have to prove a number of new requirements, and earn their citizenship.
Cuba's interim president Raul Castro requested advise and help from Brazil's Luis Inacio Lula da Silva to accelerate the political and economic transition process in the island according to Wednesday edition of the prestigious Folha de Sao Paulo.
Brazil and Argentina are considering the joint manufacturing of different types of arms both for regional defense and for export, according to the Buenos Aires press. Next Friday Brazilian president Lula da Silva will make an official visit to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and one of the several accords to be signed refers to the production for defense.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Monday her first visit to the Latin American continent since taking office in 2005. Ms Merkel is scheduled to participate in the European Union-Latinamerica leaders' summit scheduled for next May in Lima, Peru.