The latest report from the International Monetary Fund describes Chile's economic and financial performance as exemplary and is full of praise with words such as successful, brilliant, prudent, transparent, strict and enviable.
The Security Council voted Friday night to halt the deadly conflict that has engulfed Lebanon and northern Israel for the past month, passing a resolution that calls for an immediate cessation of hostilities followed by the deployment of Lebanese troops and a significantly expanded United Nations peacekeeping presence across southern Lebanon as well as the withdrawal of all Israeli forces from the same area.
The United States top diplomat for Latin American affairs said that Fidel Castro's decision to temporarily hand over power to his brother after undergoing surgery indicates the Cuban leader's condition is serious.
Next Wednesday the Chilean Ministry of Agriculture will launch the 5 times a day program targeted to fight obesity by promoting the consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables.
A drop in catches plus the halving of the international price for Illex squid forced most of the Argentine fleet of jiggers back to port virtually closing this year's season when the official scheduled date is August 31, reports the Argentine press.
Political virtuosity has enabled Argentine President Néstor Kirchner to increase his power over all government branches without transforming him into a Hugo Chávez look-alike, according to London-based international affairs publication The Economist.
Brazilian soccer star Ronaldinho, one of the world's best known sports figures, agreed to use his celebrity status to help the United Nations fight poverty when he was appointed UN Spokesperson for Sport for Development and Peace.
The meltdown of Greenland's ice sheet is speeding up reaching 239 cubic kilometres per year according to an article in Science journal based on satellite measurements. Data from a United States Aero Space Agency, Nasa satellite show that the melting rate has accelerated since 2004.
The 200th anniversary of the invasiones inglesas (British invasions) is marked this weekend in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the Reconqista (Re conquest) remembered Saturday August 12. In London, Argentine Ambassador Federico Mirré will be opening the residence, in Belgrave Square, to Argentine residents and British guests, to mark the event.