Twenty five years after the end of the Falkland Islands war, Argentine ratified this weekend its unflinching determination over the Islands sovereignty and described as incomprehensible the British attitude for having consistently denied resuming direct negotiations as has been established by United Nations since 1982.
Peruvian president Alan García said that new promising copper mining projects could in a near future put Peru next to Chile as the world's leading exporters of the metal. Currently Chile is number one with an annual production of 5.37 million tons and Peru figures third with just over a million tons.
The Royal Navy could still today launch a similar expedition to liberate the Falkland Islands if invaded as it did in 1982. That is the view of Admiral of the Fleet, Sir Alan West, retired head of the Royal Navy and Commander of a frigate, HMS Ardent, bombed and sunk in the 1982 War on the day British forces landed at San Carlos.
Despite recent conciliatory gestures between the presidents of Brazil and Venezuela, Brazil's Senate has shown a new determination to block full membership for Venezuela in Mercosur as part of the fallout from the revocation of Radio Caracas TV's license.
In the footsteps of '45'; New police boss appointed; Firearms Bill riles importers; Mass whale stranding; Galahad and Tristram honoured; Liberation commemoration.
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.