Argentina's Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Food minister Miguel Campos said Monday that losses because of the latest outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in the northeast will be limited to 20% of the country's meat exports.
Finance ministers from the Group of Eight nations meeting in Moscow singled out high oil prices as the top threat to the world economy and focused discussion on ensuring access to fuel supplies.
Petrobras, Brazil's government owned oil company is planning to invest five billion US dollars in the natural gas industry of Bolivia which has the second largest reserves in South America behind Venezuela.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez announced he will be sending a personal letter to Argentine president Nestor Kirchner requesting Argentina abides by the Mercosur treaty regulations contemplating the free movement of goods, services and people.
With oil exporters Venezuela and Mexico leading, Latin America and the Caribbean posted a 100.8 billion US dollars trade surplus with the United States in 2005, up 32.2% percent from the previous year, reported Friday the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The British government stated it has nothing to say about remarks from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Thursday calling on the United Kingdom to return the Falkland/Malvinas Islands to Argentina.
Salvage experts recovered a massive bronze eagle emblem on Friday from the wreckage of a Nazi battleship scuttled off the coast of Uruguay at the outset of World War II.
Authorities began removing hundreds of tons of squid that washed up on a beach in southern Chile and were in a process of decomposing, police said Friday.
Latinamerica is going through its best economic upturn in the last thirty years said Luis Alberto Moreno, president of the Inter American Development Bank, IDB, in an interview with the French newspaper Le Monde.
Costa Rica's Congress will wait until it becomes clear who won last Sunday's presidential election to continue with deliberations on the Central America Free Trade Agreement, CAFTA, with United States.