With a strong message against abortion Pope Benedict XVI arrived Wednesday in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo for a five day visit to the world's most populous Roman Catholic nation. This is his first visit to Latin America since becoming Pope in April 2005.
Members from the Uruguayan opposition claim that Uruguay's participation in the Mercosur Parliament, inaugurated this Monday in Montevideo, is unconstitutional and are appealing before the Supreme Court.
European leaders congratulated Nicolas Sarkozy on his victory in France's presidential election on Sunday and hoped his triumph would help unblock reforms stalled by the rejection of the EU constitution in 2005.
A delegation of European MPs visiting Uruguay for the opening of the Mercosur Parliament called on the regional block not to fear supranationality which is needed to advance integration.
Argentina is hosting the two days Third Preparatory Seminar for the VI South Atlantic Peace and Cooperation Zone ministerial meeting with the participation of officials from 24 country members of the organization.
President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Monday he would discuss social policies with Pope Benedict on his visit to Brazil this week and urge the Catholic Church to work more closely with the government to fight poverty.
Two aircrafts almost crashed in mid air in the area of control of Buenos Aires main airport Ezeiza, claimed on Monday the Argentine commercial pilots association. The accident was avoided appealing to an alarm system directly operated from the aircrafts.
An online petition to save a Falkland Islands warship from the scrap yard and bring it to Plymouth has closed after attracting 2,201 signatures, reports BBC.
Benedict XVI said Sunday his trip to Brazil will be an effort to promote the Church's evangelization so that Latin America will more and more be the continent of hope.
Until next Friday naval units from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain and United States will be participating in the Multinational Exercise Unitas XLVIII in the South Atlantic.