A South American leaders' summit is scheduled for Friday in Brazil where the visiting heads of government and host President Lula da Silva will be signing the legal framework of the charter for the Union of South American Nations, Unasur.
Paraguay's President elect Fernando Lugo and Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez agreed to work jointly in Mercosur affairs to help improve the bargaining power of the junior partners that have repeatedly complained that the block has become a two member club, Argentina-Brazil.
Argentine farmers and government will most probably resume negotiations on Thursday while tomorrow details of the meeting will be jointly agreed according to sources from the Ministry of Economy and published in the Buenos Aires press.
Chile and Uruguay lead Latinamerican countries in the Global Peace Index, GPI, while Colombia and Venezuela figure as the most violent in the region according to the 2008 GPI released this week in London and which ranks 140 nations according to their relative states of peace.
Chile's coastline is to become a whales sanctuary announced on Wednesday Chilean president Michelle Bachelet in her annual state of the country address to Congress.
Argentina, Brazil and Chile figure among the 15 members elected on Wednesday to the Human Rights Council while Spain, Sri Lanka and Timor did not muster sufficient votes.
Brazil's recently named Environment Minister pledged Monday to aggressively fight illegal logging and deforestation in the Amazon rain forest. Former Rio de Janeiro state Environment Secretary Carlos Minc is expected to take the post on May 27.
Argentine farmers agreed to lift the 70 days conflict as of Wednesday when discussions over export tax policy with the government, and grain markets activities will resume, although the state of alert remains in force.
A bone believed to belong to an Argentine airman killed in 1982 and discovered in 1986 has been found to have been retained at the Police Station in Stanley, Falkland Islands without the Argentine Authorities being informed.
Brazil and Argentina reaffirmed their full support to Bolivia's president Evo Morales stating that trade agreements will only be signed with the Bolivian elected national government.