Venezuela and Colombia presidents Hugo Chavez and Alvaro Uribe will be meeting Friday in Paraguaná, 500 kilometers from Caracas for a new start in bilateral relations following months of accusations and recriminations.
Ecuadorian Finance Minister Fausto Ortiz resigned on Tuesday after the government of president Rafael Correa seized two television stations, --which is announced it will manage temporarily--, and almost 200 other businesses in a dispute over debts stemming from a 1990s banking crisis.
Commenting on the outcome of the Group of Eight (G-8) Summit in Japan, the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said the world's richest countries had shown insufficient leadership on climate change.
After the tight victory in the Lower House the Argentine government and the farmers are preparing for the decisive battle, on the controversial grains and oilseeds export taxes, in the Senate, where intense lobbying has begun and on independent accounts it's an open race.
European Union ministers agreed in principle to a French plan aimed at reforming immigration rules across the union. At informal talks in Cannes on Monday, ministers from all 27 states signed a draft pact agreeing common rules on the treatment of migrants and asylum requests.
Recently liberated hostage and former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt said President Alvaro Uribe should soften his tone when dealing with the FARC rebel group and urged him to break with the language of hatred.
Under the title Argentina's military threat raises fears over Falklands, the London Daily Telegraph refers to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner speech on Monday night to the Armed Forces.
One of each five timbered trees in the Brazilian Amazon belongs to government protected areas according to a report published on Sunday by O' Globo.
Former Chilean president Eduardo Frei surprised his fellow Christian Democrats during a weekend meeting of leaders saying that the party to eyes of the public opinion has become associated with corruption, patronizing and government spoiling.
World leaders are preparing to begin a key summit in Japan, with the global economy and its rising food and fuel costs looming as the main issues.