Gillian Merron has been named United Kingdom Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, effective October 5. She joins the five-member ministerial team at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, led by Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
Argentina and Chilean presidents will lead peace and reconciliation celebrations next December in Punta Arenas on the thirtieth anniversary of the papal intervention which prevented a full fledged war over the Beagle channel between the neighbouring countries back in 1978.
Uruguayan presidential pre candidates from the ruling coalition agreed Monday on the need for a consensus ticket for next year's election, but if necessary will hold primaries early next year.
The Group of Seven is no longer effective and should be replaced by a steering group that includes new emerging economic powers like China, India and Brazil, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said on Monday.
Argentine farmers' decision to resume protests against the government has put their demands back on the agenda but is unlikely to reignite the bitter conflict that gripped the country for four months.
British campaigners for a balanced migration policy welcomed hints from the Government's new immigration minister that he may seek limits on the number of migrants coming into the United Kingdom.
Argentina's long time mostly opposition Radical Party seems to be enjoying a privileged situation, acting from both inside and outside the administration of President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
Brazilians voting in mayoral and municipal elections have given the president's Workers' party wins in several cities, according to early results and exit polls.
Venezuela's Hugo Chavez announced he would not be leaving government until after 2021, in spite of the fact his mandate ends in 2013 and the current constitution does not allow for a new re-election.
A scandal over alleged oil kickbacks has forced out Peru's Energy minister and two top state oil company executives and led the government to void five oil contracts with Norway's Discover Petroleum, officials said Monday.