The Argentine government announced Friday the appropriation of 500 million pesos (approximately 167 million US dollars) to cancel pending social security debts (1996/2002) with the Malvinas war veterans.
A Chilean judge placed former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori under house arrest Friday ahead of a Supreme Court ruling on his extradition to Peru, the court said.
Brazilian police have formally accused a brother of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of influence peddling after a nationwide crackdown on illegal gambling, money laundering and police corruption according to the Sao Paulo press.
Venezuela will abandon the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank at the right moment said President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday.
The G8 summit in Germany promises to be one of the toughest on record with disagreement over how to tackle climate change and worsening relations between Russia and the West. Outside police used water cannon to try to break up anti-G8 protestors.
The Chamber of Deputies of Chile this week approved an initiative that designates both Easter Island (Rapa Nui) and the Juan Fernández archipelago as special territories.
Representatives from five Andean nations have signed a declaration in Bolivia opposing Fifa's ban on high-altitude international football.
Representatives of more than 100 governments converged in Geneva today to launch a new United Nations-chaired forum on disaster reduction that is expected to the major international consultative group on the issue.
The longest ship name in the Royal Navy is not always an advantage. In fact, it can sometimes weigh a few hundred tons. In this case, the name is longer than the ship herself. When you stand on Victory Green in the heart of Stanley, you can see it. The white name of the final Royal Navy Castle Class Ship set quite literally in stone surrounded by boggy, green undergrowth.
President Oscar Arias announced Wednesday that Costa Rica has broken diplomatic ties with Taiwan and established relations with China, delivering a blow to Taipei?s fragile international standing. Arias said Costa Rica needed to strengthen ties with China to attract foreign investment.