Brazil's Mines and Energy minister Silas Rondeau resigned amid accusations he was bribed by a construction company that obtained contracts to provide electricity to poor rural areas in a program championed by the nation's first working class president
On instructions from the Secretary of State, His Excellency the Governor formally appointed His Lordship Christopher Gardner QC as Chief Justice of the Falkland Islands on Monday 21 May 2007. Mr Gardner was sworn in by Acting Governor Mahala Wynns in the Turks and Caicos Islands on 22 May.
President George W. Bush said this week he wants a United States citizen to succeed Paul Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, playing down speculation he might turn to departing British Prime Minister Tony Blair for the job.
Argentine President Nestor Kirchner rescinded a private company's concession to operate two major rail lines on Tuesday, a week after commuters rioted over delays at the main station in Buenos Aires.
Cutty Sark, a London landmark and the world's last surviving 19th century tea clipper that made its name in the China trade, was severely damaged in a blaze Monday.
The twenty-fifth anniversary of the landing of British Forces, at the start of the campaign to free the Falkland Islands from occupation by Argentine forces, was celebrated today, 21st May, at San Carlos.
Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, suffering from a significant downfall in her popularity caused by a controversial (and collapsed) public transport system in Santiago admitted Monday people had the right to be angry but promised that the problems will be overcome.
Next June 14 two sets of stamps, aptly entitled Lest We Forget, will be officially released in coincidence with the 25th anniversary of the Falkland Islands Liberation Day, which marked the ousting of Argentine forces from the Islands and the end of the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.
Tens of thousands of Venezuelans marched Saturday to support a TV station aligned with opponents of President Hugo Chavez, whose government plans to kick the channel off the air next week by not renewing its license.
Pilots and air traffic controllers have warned that shoddy safety systems could be putting passengers at risk in South America's two largest countries, prompting an international outcry for rapid overhauls of the organizations that manage air transit in Argentina and Brazil.