Security has been stepped up in Colombia ahead of President Alvaro Uribe's inauguration for a second term in office today.
With the arrival Sunday in Tokyo's Narita airport of a first shipment, United States officially resumed sales of beef following the lifting of the ban imposed last January by the Japanese Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ministry.
Over two thousand workers from Chile's Escondida mine, the world's largest private producer of copper began Monday a strike demanding higher salaries and other benefits in line with the soaring price of Chile's main export commodity.
United States President George W. Bush said Monday that it is the Cuban citizens living in the island who will decide the end of the tyrannical situation.
Chile and Argentina agreed to turn 4.7 million hectares of land in northern Patagonia into a biosphere reserve, safeguarding some of the region's most magnificent wildlife.
Oil reached Monday a new record, above 78 US dollars a barrel, after British Petroleum announced it would have to close one of the largest oilfields in the United States, in Alaska because of a pipeline leak.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe inaugurated an unprecedented second term Monday, promising to seek an elusive peace with leftist rebels but warning that security remains a priority for his administration in a country ravaged by killings and kidnappings.