Unemployment in Chile's extreme south region of Magallanes remained unchanged at 2.6% during the March-May 2008 measurement, according to the latest release from the local branch of the Chilean Statistics Institute.
Bolivia's leftist government is preparing a state takeover of the country's three biggest airports, currently run by a subsidiary of Spain's Abertis, a local newspaper reported last Friday.
Associate member countries of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) are to be granted free transit of citizens within the bloc, a right currently limited to full members, the Brazilian Foreign Ministry announced Wednesday.
The world wants more wheat, but parched soils and anger over government intervention in the market could lead Argentine farmers to sow one of their smallest crops in 15 years.
An indigenous opposition candidate was elected governor of Bolivia's Chuquisaca province on Sunday, exit polls showed, in the latest blow to the government of leftist President Evo Morales.
The 10 leaders of the Mercosur trade bloc meeting in Tucuman, Argentina, Monday and Tuesday are expected to condemn the EU's new immigration rules, discuss plans for regional integration and address the global food crisis.
A Falkland Islands ingredient has been added to the strained relations between the administration of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Vatican.
Buenos Aires City ombudsman Alicia Pierini and Juan Cabandié head of the Human Rights Commission of the city's elected council have opened a registry for claims of human rights violations committed during the 1982 Malvinas war.
Productive integration for small and medium sized companies plus a special financing fund for that group of companies and a technological renovation plan are some of the main issues in the official agenda to be addressed by the coming Mercosur summit to be held in the Argentine province of Tucuman.
Relations between Colombia and Ecuador grew chillier Tuesday, as Colombia postponed restoring diplomatic ties at the level of trade-attache because of aggressive remarks by Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa.