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Argentina's Lower House approved early Friday following twelve hours debate the government's purchase of the flag air carrier Aerolineas Argentinas and its subsidiary Austral from Spanish travel conglomerate Marsans. The bill must be approved by the Senate before becoming law.
Uruguay's Economy minister Danilo Astori criticized export taxes and complained the fact Mercosur has allowed Argentina to apply them when we all know this is a simple manipulation of the economy which also has political effects.
The Socialist government of Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez suffered on Wednesday its first 24 hour full strike called by the unions' movement which openly supports the ruling coalition.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised to deliver a package of economic measures for struggling Britons in September as he brushed off talk of challenges to his leadership and his party.
Latinamerican economies have an accumulated infrastructure works deficit, since 2000, of over 700 billion US dollars according to the United Nations Latinamerican Economic Commission for Latinamerica and the Caribbean, Cepal.
Bolivian government supporters and opponents clashed in the streets of Santa Cruz one of the five dissident provinces which held a general strike on Tuesday to demand Bolivian President Evo Morales return state shares of oil and natural gas income his administration diverted to fund a pension for the elderly.
Paraguay's new government of president Fernando Lugo claims the outgoing administration of Nicanor Duarte committed all sort of irregularities adding to millions of dollars before abandoning office, including the theft of the presidential chair.
United States farm and food exports to Cuba reached 600 million US dollars in 2007, despite the decades old US trade embargo, according to the latest release from the Cuban Statistics Office.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is backing a project in the Andean mountains of Peru to promote the traditional practice of textile weaving as a commercial venture.