Argentine farmers warned time is running out and if there are no announcements regarding their claims by the end of the month a new country wide stoppage or another non sale of grains and oilseeds sales is back on the protest agenda.
An indigenous woman in Paraguay who says she was sold into forced labour as a girl has been made minister for indigenous affairs.
Uruguay ordered this week the temporary freezing of all activities of the Spanish pulp company ENCE, following the discovery of the uprooting of an 80 hectares patch of native forest which is strictly protected under Uruguayan law.
Venezuela failed in removing members from the Mercosur Parliament Human Rights Committee for allegedly having interfered in Venezuelan internal affairs. The initiative which turned into a deplorable incident occurred this week during the XII session of the regional parliament in Montevideo.
United States wholesale prices rose more than twice as fast as expected in July and topped the 1% level for the third month in a row, 1.2%, to become the highest in 27 years, according to statistics released Tuesday by the US Department of Labor.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva criticized sharply the spirit of the national team which on Tuesday lost to Argentina in Beijing 3-0.
Chile is working hard in the elimination of land mines along its borders with Argentina, Peru and Bolivia but still has over 100.000 explosives to deactivate, which at the current rate won't make the 2012 deadline, according to reports in the Buenos Aires press.
The Indian Navy only aircraft carrier, INS Viraat, the former Falkland Islands war veteran HMS Hermes and a flotilla of other men-o-war are scheduled to participate for the first time ever in war games with the British and French navies in the Atlantic Ocean early next year.
Argentine ambassador in Chile Luis Maira confirmed before Chilean Congress the visit of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner next November to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the 1978 peace mediation brokered by the Vatican which impeded a full fledged war.
Paraguay's new leftist president returned Saturday to the province where he spent 11 years as bishop, and pledged to raise living standards by eradicating poverty and corruption in one of South America's poorest nations.