Plans for the projected visit to the Falkland Islands in November of up to eight hundred Argentineans took a step forward in Stanley on Wednesday when Leandro de la Colina had what he described as a ”useful conversation' with four of the eight elected members of the local government.
Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opened Tuesday an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North in London to mark the 25 anniversary of the Falklands War. The 81 year old Baroness oversaw the 74 days conflict in 1982 which repelled Argentina's attempt to take over the Islands.
Controversy marked the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the Malvinas war 25th anniversary when a group of war veterans staked a soldier-manikin to the ground, an action rejected by next of kin who protested to Argentina's Minister of Defence and abandoned the opening ceremony.
Pope Benedict XVI ended Sunday his five day visit to Brazil with a strong speech to Latinamerican cardinals and bishops criticising authoritarian governments and condemning the growing gap between rich and poor in the region.
The riverboat-style cruise ship Empress of the North that ran aground off the Alaska coast has finally reached Juneau Monday afternoon. She arrived with a US Coast Guard escort about ten hours after it became grounded early morning.
The Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza discarded the possibility of Venezuela abandoning the institution and underlined he favored the opening of dialogue with Cuba.
Venezuela's Minister of Communication and Information William Lara said private television station RCTV would be able to broadcast on cable or satellite following May 27, the date when its broadcast license to operate in open free radio frequency expires.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa is the Latinamerican leader with most support in the continent while his counterpart in Guatemala Oscar Berger ranks in the opposite end, according to a report published by the Mexican public opinion consultants Mitofsky.
Today is Mother's Day in much of Latin America, and scattered families are displaying their devotion. Forget the potted geranium. They're sending their mothers appliances or cold cash with the flowers and greeting cards.
A former Catholic bishop and pre-candidate from the Paraguayan opposition Fernando Lugo, is leading public opinion polls for presidential elections of April 2008 according to the Sunday edition of Asunción daily Ultima Hora.