Constitutional modernization and greater autonomy, corruption, climate change and protection of children and women were among the main issues addressed during the ninth British Overseas Territories Consultative Council meeting held in London this week.
The president of Brazil's Senate resigned Tuesday while fighting allegations of corruption. Senator Sen. Renan Calheiros, a key ally of President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, retained his position as a senator but announced he was resigning the presidency in what analysts said was a gambit to avoid expulsion from the Senate.
United States and Britain will be sending low profile representatives to the taking office ceremony of Argentine elected president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner next Monday December 10 in Buenos Aires.
The drummer for The Police has apologised to the Chilean president after apparently implying that he found her less attractive that her Argentine counterpart.
Unskilled workers from countries outside the European Union will no longer be allowed to work in the UK under new immigration rules that the government says represent the biggest change to the immigration system in its history.
Latinamerica praised the democratic maturity of the Venezuelan people, the European Union expressed satisfaction and the United States welcomed the defeat of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's controversial reform plans in Sunday's referendum.
On the tenth anniversary of the landmark international anti-mine treaty this Tuesday December 3, Ban Ki-moon urged the world's peoples and governments to continue the fight to abolish anti-personnel landmines.
Brazil will propose the creation of a South American Defence Board which would enable the region to think in the common future, of a very rich region that must be well defended, said Brazilian Foreign Secretary Celso Amorim.
Venezuelan voters narrowly rejected a constitutional referendum that would have bolstered President Hugo Chavez's embrace of socialism and granted an indefinite extension of his eligibility to serve as president, the National Electoral Council reported early Monday.
Cuban leader Fidel Castro who is recovering from a long illness was nominated Sunday for a seat in the National Assembly opening the way for him to resume governing.