Marking the annual World Press Freedom Day top United Nations officials have stressed the role of a secure and independent media, and access to information, in empowering individuals and advancing development.
Argentine farmers' organizations announced on Thursday the end of the 30 days truce which was agreed to dialogue with the government over taxing and other grievances, and warned they would return to protest in the country's main routes.
A new opinion poll from CNN released Thursday shows that 71% of the US public disapproves of President George Bush handling of his job, making him the most unpopular in modern US history.
President Hugo Chavez ordered the expropriation of Venezuela's largest steel maker after attempts by the government to acquire a majority stake in the Italian-Argentine conglomerate Techint failed.
Argentina's Defence Minister announced on Thursday a budget boost and promised a significant increase in the number of aircraft for the Air Force during the celebration of Malvinas War Fire Baptism Day.
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The Argentine government and farmers seem to have reached a deal just hours before the May 2 truce comes to an end. In exchange for liberating the wheat market and reopening the beef export registry, farmers will put the initiative to consideration, together with the extension of the truce, to their respective organizations.
A delegation of 12 European Members of Parliament are currently in Brazil to assess livestock and beef conditions, and the bio fuels industry. The visit is considered significant because Brazil has only just managed to resume beef exports to the EU after Brussels imposed last February a temporary ban based on sanitary rules.
The Falkland Islands government is entitled to develop a hydrocarbons industry underlined the United Kingdom after reaffirming its sovereignty over the South Atlantic Islands following a formal protest from Argentina regarding a new oil exploration licensing round.
Bolivia announced on Thursday, May first, that it had completed the purchase of majority ownership of four energy companies by buying back shares in the firms as part of a nationalization drive started exactly two years ago.