Six months into office Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner honeymoon with the electorate is over and under. Her standing is also at the bottom rock of a list of Latinamerican and US leaders according to the latest public opinion poll from the renowned Mexican consulting firm Mitofsky.
The Falkland Islands Select Committee on the Constitution has now reached agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the content of the new Draft Constitution for the Falklands, and it can now be released for public consultation.
Bolivia's strategic gas-rich Tarija province voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of greater autonomy, approximately 80%, according to the first results which also confirms exit polls. However abstention in the fourth Bolivian province to vote for greater autonomy was above 35%.
Argentine television cameraman Erich Schmidt died in Buenos Aires last weekend after a long illness.
President Nicanor Duarte resigned Monday two months before his term ends, but opposition parties say they will fight the move by Duarte to claim a crucial seat in Paraguay's Senate.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva said on Monday that inflation in the country was under control, in spite of soaring world food prices and promised measures to further promote the production of grains, meats and milk.
European Union leaders have admitted that the Czech Republic may not be able to ratify the Lisbon Treaty, which has already been rejected by the Irish. The declaration from their summit in Brussels notes that the Czech process is on hold due to legal difficulties.
The influential Spanish daily El País in one of its main editorials recently criticized the decisions, speeches and ruling attitude of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner arguing they are eroding Argentina's economic credibility and the image of the Kirchner couple government.
According to the latest figures published by the Spanish government there are 86.601 Uruguayans living in that country (44.314 men and 42.287 women) of which 25.761 have Spanish citizen status. However there are another 10 to 15.000 who are undocumented and therefore could be included in the recently approved EU return directive.
In what seems a first positive approach Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner invited farmers' leaders to meet Monday afternoon in Government house (Casa Rosada) to talk about all issues related to the 103 day stand-off that began as a simple protest against taxes and became has turned into full blown political crisis.