Uruguay and Argentina seem head on for another confrontation. Uruguay ratified it is considering the unilateral dredging of one of the two main River Plate channels it shares with Argentina to ensure the viability of huge projects which need navigational capacity for their production.
The bitter reality of conflicts in many countries dwarfs the ability of United Nations peacekeeping efforts to halt warring factions and maintain security despite their best intentions, said General Assembly President Miguel D'Escoto.
Britain has irritated Argentina by announcing a new constitution that shares more powers with the people of the Falkland Islands and enshrines the right to self-determination. This comes just two years after Gibraltar approved a new Constitution negotiated with UK, reports the Gibraltar Chronicle which is closely following events.
The five billion dollars US aid package known as the Plan Colombia failed to halve illegal narcotics production in Colombia, according to a report from the US Congress General Accounting Office, GAO.
Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos reiterated this past week his government's commitment to the trilateral forum and a process of dialogue between Spain, Britain and Gibraltar, expressing hopes that a definitive solution to the Gibraltar dispute would be arrived at.
The Argentine Navy received two of a lot of six UH-3H Sea King helicopters, four of them refurbished in Maryland and two for spares, following an agreement signed last year by the Argentine Defence Ministry and the US Navy.
No major changes or initiatives, but a change in tone” - that is the commonly-held view of Washington analysts on Barack Obama's likely policies towards Latin America.
New Zealand's opposition National Party on Saturday swept to power, ending PM Helen Clark's nine-year Labour government. Ms Clark admitted defeat and said she would step down as leader.
In his first interview with the Argentine media the Venezuelan/US citizen Guido Antonini Wilson said former president Nestor Kirchner had promised him protection in exchange for silence regarding the case of the suitcase stuffed with 800.000 USD.
The head of the United Kingdom armed forces gave a clear warning to ministers that troops should not be transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan when Britain's military commitment there is scaled down next year.