Brazil has no timetable to withdraw its troops under United Nations flag from Haiti said president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva currently underlining he did not want a repeat of the Rwanda killings and chaos.
Russia which has become a world oil powerhouse hosts its first meeting of finance ministers from G8 nations this weekend with debt and energy on the agenda, but traditional topics like exchange rates and the US current account deficit are conspicuously absent.
The Bank of England decided Thursday to leave interest rates on hold at 4.5% in spite of some expectations of a possible cut.
The last time UK rates were cut was in August 2005 when they fell a quarter of a point.
Chilean exports totalled 3.649 billion US dollars in January, up 22% from the same month in 2005, according to the monthly bulletin from Chile's Central Bank.
Flares spotted near South Georgia: source is a ?mystery'; MPs cancel visit; Cruise ships this week; Polar yachtsman passes Falklands; Ground collision halts flight; Antarctic rower is off again; London winner measures Stanley's marathon.
A sanitary emergency was declared Friday in Argentina following a foot and mouth disease outbreak in the northeastern province of Corrientes earlier in the week.
Costa Rica's new president will only be known at the end of February because the hand counting of ballots is estimated to take another three weeks, announced Wednesday the president of the country's Electoral Tribunal, TSE.
Former President Rene Preval and once a close political associate of ousted Jean-Bertrand Aristede, was leading in Wednesday's vote count of Haiti's Tuesday elections accumulating a big lead over his rivals.
Venezuela's Energy minister announced Wednesday the doubling of oil exports to China and tried to mend fences with Spanish-Argentine oil and gas corporation Repsol-YPF which he previously described as colonialist.
Spanish Argentine Repsol-YPF oil and gas consortium is being hunted or is on the hunt to recover lost positions speculates the Spanish press this week.