In an attempt to cool a controversy over punishing torturers from the 21 year military dictatorship, Brazilian president Lula da Silva said Brazilians should enshrine the heroes of that time and not only concentrate on incriminating the villains who killed them.
Bolivian president Evo Morales was ratified in his post with a comfortable support in the range of 60% in Sunday's recall vote which also included the vice president and governors of all of the country's provinces.
Columns marched through the capital Caracas to protest a package of laws that expand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez powers while a delegation from opposition parties delivered a document at the Organization of American States stating that the latest decisions are a coup against the rule of law and the Constitution.
Argentina's ruling couple Cristina and Nestor Kirchner assets in the first half of the year increased significantly while the Education minister Juan Carlos Tudesco figures as the richest man in the cabinet, according to their income disclosures published over the weekend in the Buenos Aires press.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez confirmed Monday that Economy minister Danilo Astori would be leaving his post next September 15th but at the same time emphasized that there would be no changes to the current macroeconomic policy to which his administration has been successfully committed.
Neighboring Uruguay and Argentina have again clashed over trade in the framework of Mercosur. Argentina is complaining about a 2% consular levy Uruguay applies to all imports while Uruguayan authorities argue that the controversial farm export taxes distort market conditions.
The Malvinas war was but a battle for the ongoing Argentine claim over the Falkland Islands which has the support of the world's citizenship and Margaret Thatcher, as a citizen of a world military power will never be able to hide the fact the UK is a colonial country in the XXI century.
Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town, escalating a conflict that already has left hundreds dead.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday in Beijing that Rio de Janeiro's bid for the 2016 Summer Games carries the ultimate seal of approval, reports the AP. He said, when God made the world he prepared Rio for the Olympic Games.
The Argentine Congress began this week to consider President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner proposal to re-nationalize Argentina's flag air carrier Aerolineas which until last month was under the control of a Spanish group.