Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has called on developed countries to donate money to a new fund designed to protect the Amazon rainforest.
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, who has spent most of her first eight-months in office in a deep political crisis, defended her administration on Saturday and ruled out further cabinet changes.
Pope Benedict granted an unprecedented waiver to allow former bishop and elected president Fernando Lugo to serve as head of Paraguay Executive without violating church rules, said the Vatican representative in the capital Asuncion.
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Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has a negative image rating of 50.4% and a positive one of only 19.2%, according to the results of an opinion poll conducted by the Giacobbe & Asociados consultancy which were released recently.
Magallanes in the extreme south of Chile remained during the second quarter as the region with the lowest unemployment according to the latest release from the country's Statistics Institute, INE.
Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil is expected in Argentina on Sunday to have his first meeting with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner since the two nations clashed at the Doha round trade negotiations which collapsed on Tuesday in Geneva.
Spanish bank Santander, one of Europe's leading financial institutions admitted holding talks to sell the bank it owns in Venezuela to the government. The announcement comes a day after President Hugo Chavez said he wanted to nationalize the institution which operates as Banco de Venezuela and has been in the country for over a century.
A recall vote in Bolivia that could force out President Evo Morales and a group of opposition governors will go ahead on August 10 despite a possible change in voting rules, vice president Alvaro Garcia Linera said on Friday.
HMS Kent, one of the Royal Navy's most modern warships, looked back at history as she remembered one of her illustrious World War II predecessors last Sunday. The Portsmouth based frigate, currently undertaking tasking in the Far East, laid wreaths over the recently found wreck of cruiser HMS Exeter during a ceremony attended by the British Ambassador to Indonesia, veterans and descendants of the sinking and the diver who discovered the wreck.