Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said on Monday that his government doesn't buy consciences. Uribe was responding to reporters' questions about a scandal involving a former Congresswoman Yidis Medina who claims that in return for political favors she voted for a measure in 2004 that enabled the president's reelection.
Argentine farmers and government representatives met late Monday in an undisclosed location and no information was available as to the terms and agenda of the much expected encounter with the new Economy minister Carlos Fernandez, but a new atmosphere seems to prevail.
For the second year in a row, Chile was placed on the intellectual property priority watch list released Friday in the US Trade Representative (USTR) annual Special 301 report, which looks at intellectual property protection by US trading partners.
Police in southern China have discovered a factory manufacturing Free Tibet flags, according to media reports in Beijing. The factory in Guangdong had been completing overseas orders for the flag of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
Just four months in office President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has suffered a considerable loss of support and over half of Argentines feel the country is in the wrong track, according to a public opinion poll released Sunday in Buenos Aires.
The OAS, Organization of American States, has sent a top negotiator to Bolivia in an attempt to mediate between the administration of President Evo Morales and Santa Cruz province governor Ruben Costas, ahead of next Sunday's controversial autonomy referendum which could signal the beginning of the dismembering of the landlocked country.
Multi-million pound plans to finally rid the Falkland Islands of thousands of deadly landmines left behind by Argentine forces 26 years ago are being considered in Whitehall, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.
Paraguay's President Nicanor Duarte revealed that he had talks with president elect Fernando Lugo to ensure governance for the country, and if the incoming administration proposes a constitutional review, he will support it from Congress, according to reports in Asunción Sunday press.
The doves of the Argentine cabinet headed by vice president Julio Cobos called on farmers to give the new cabinet a chance and more time to discuss the issues which so far have stalled negotiations.
School text books distributed by an Argentine provincial government identify the Islas Malvinas as the Falklands with the GB for Great Britain next to the map. The error (blooper¿?) triggered a strong reaction from the local chapter of the Malvinas veterans and the provincial congress.