In a surprise announcement this week Venezuela said it will not seek a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, thus paving the way for Chile to assume the position. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez had been expected to put up a fight to obtain the seat.
With just over a month to go before voters will choose a new president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, or Queen Cristina, as she is widely known here, is living up to her nickname.
A group of Brazilian Indians has just kicked off a campaign called Guarani People, Great People. The self-esteem-enhancer promotion was launched in the Tey' kue village, near the municipality of Caarapó, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Brazilian Midwest.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore and the leaders of some 80 nations converge on the United Nations today for a summit on the warming Earth and what to do about it.
Uruguayan and Argentine delegates will be meeting next Saturday in New York to consider the pulp mills controversy, confirmed the Spanish Foreign Office which is acting as a facilitator to help find a way out to the dispute that has strained bilateral relations between the neighboring countries.
Argentina will object any British initiative to extend the illegitimate occupation of the Falkland Islands and its adjoining waters, in the event of such a decision, Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana was quoted on Monday by the Buenos Aires press from New York.
The world's most popular and traditional corned beef brand takes the name of the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos, and local authorities and residents are strongly lobbying to have its local Industrial Museum included in the Unesco World Heritage list.
Argentina has reacted furiously to plans by Britain to lay claim to vast new tracts of potentially oil and gas-rich territories in the seas off the Falklands.
President Néstor Kirchner and his wife (and would-be successor) Cristina Fernández arrive in New York today to attend the United Nations General Assembly.
The Brazilian government is to spend $270m (£133m) in the next three years creating new reservations for indigenous groups in the Amazon.