Chilean presidential hopeful and currently Secretary General of the Organization of American States, (OAS) Jose Miguel Insulza admitted that the Chilean ruling coalition could loose next year's election. But he also proposed closer ties with the Communist party to impede further vote erosion.
Brazilian military exercises along the border with Paraguay are escalating tensions between the South American neighbours. Operation Southern Border II mobilized 3,500 soldiers from the Brazilian armed forces along the border, as part of a larger force of some 10,000 soldiers also deployed along the borders with Uruguay and Argentina.
The Mercosur Council meets Monday in Brasilia to address an agenda of controversial issues: the global financial crisis; commercial asymmetries among country members and Uruguay's veto to former President Nestor Kirchner's for the chair of Unasur.
Chile's conservative opposition collected a string of surprise wins in municipal elections across the country Sunday, delivering a blow to the ruling coalition of President Michele Bachelet as her party heads into next year's presidential race.
The Falkland Islands Legislative Council announced arrangements for Remembrance Day on Sunday 9th November 2008.
Britain's leading Financial Times newspaper threw its weight behind US presidential candidate Barack Obama, saying the campaign had shown that the Democrat was the right choice to lead the US.
A day alter Sunday's municipal election Brazilian president Lula da Silva called for national union and promised to work with the winning mayors and councillors no matter what party they belong to.
The Gibraltar Government has welcomed the formal rejection by the United Nations Fourth Committee of the view promulgated by the Committee of 24 that territories affected by a sovereignty dispute are excluded from the principle of self-determination.
IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been cleared of harassment, favoritism and abuse of power after an affair with a colleague.
Sharon Jaffray, Acting Editor of the Falkland Islands weekly Penguin News was invited last week for a trip to South Georgia with the RAF regular duty flight. A Hercules Fat Albert took off from Mount Pleasant 7:00 in the morning of a spectacular sunny day into what turned out be a unique experience to take photos as they low flied over South Georgia.