Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for a referendum on whether he and the country's nine regional governors should stay in office. Mr Morales said the vote should provide the final word on his reform program, which several governors oppose.
The Argentine Senate this week passed into law the 2008 budget and the Ministries bill, but delayed for next week's session the vote on the extension of the Economic Emergency bill and other tax bills.
Panama is moving to make the teaching of Mandarin compulsory in all schools, in recognition of China's growing importance in the world economy. The Panamanian National Assembly has given conditional approval to the bill in the first of three debates.
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A FALKLANDS artist who has spent three years of his life living in Buenos Aires is to stand for election to Falkland Islands government.
Colombian president Alvaro Uribe said he is willing to create a meeting zone to enable talks to take place with the country's Revolutionary Armed Forces, FARC, aimed at freeing rebel-held hostages.
Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez has confirmed he will be in Buenos Aires for next Monday's taking office ceremony of elected Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and a week later he will be back in the River Plate but in Montevideo for the Mercosur presidential summit.
President Nestor Kirchner, credited with leading Argentina out of an economic meltdown after his 2003 election, said Wednesday in a rare television interview that his president-elect wife would have a much better administration than his.
A FORMER British Paratrooper is petitioning the Prime Minister to allow Falklands War veterans to visit the islands using the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence low cost 'Indulgence' flight system.
During a three-day visit to Brazil that wrapped up Wednesday the top United Nations human rights official praised the South American country's recent accomplishments in that realm but pointed out that other obstacles remain.