Inflation, the weak link in her country's buoyant economy, is at a six-year high. Unions, the natural partners of her leftwing government, marched through Santiago in August protesting against free-market policies they say are fuelling inequality.
Spain's prime minister praised Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez on Wednesday for his efforts in bringing the South American nation out of social and economic poverty.
A former Roman Catholic bishop running for president of Paraguay said yesterday his opposition coalition has split over a dispute with factions loyal to a former coup plotter.
The governments of Spain and Uruguay yesterday expressed their optimism over reaching a deal in the short term between Montevideo and Buenos Aires over the controversial pulp mill on the banks of the Uruguay River.
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Treaty, over a dozen United Nations officials have joined their voices to hail progress in reducing these weapons while urging greater action to eliminate them.
Thousands of demonstrators have rallied in cities across Argentina to mark a year since a key witness in a landmark human rights trial disappeared.
Major General Sir Jeremy Moore, who commanded British land forces during the 1982, conflict with Argentina over the Falkland Islands and died last weekend, will be buried at Wells Cathedral, Somerset, on Friday 5th October.
Major-General Sir Jeremy Moore KCB, OBE, MC and Bar, Royal Marines, who commanded the British Land Forces during the Falklands War 25 years ago and accepted the Argentine surrender, has died aged 79.
The search for US adventurer Steve Fossett has been scaled back two weeks after his plane vanished over the Nevada wilderness, officials say.
Bolivian President Evo Morales says wealthy elites are trying to block his leftist reforms because they do not like having an Indian leading the South American country.