Spain's Foreign Affairs Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos restated this week his country's claim to sovereignty over Gibraltar before the General Assembly of the United Nations. >
Bolivian President Evo Morales' approval rating dropped from 81 to 53% between May and September in the country's five main urban areas, according to a survey released Saturday in La Paz.
Venezuela has made a formal complaint to United States authorities and United Nations after Foreign Affairs minister Nicolas Maduro was detained Saturday for over an hour at New York's JFK airport.
With only seven days left for Brazil's October first general election, a public opinion poll published this weekend shows President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his re-election bid has not been dented by the recent string of scandals, although it could affect his second term political leadership.
President Nestor Kirchner inaugurated Argentina's electoral year (October 2007) by downgrading contacts with US president George Bush and tensing relations with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, according to Joaquin Morales Sola, one of the country's most respected political analysts and columnist of La Nacion.
In a repeat of last summer demonstrations thousands of Argentine residents blocked Sunday two of three border-crossings to neighbouring Uruguay to protest the building of pulp mills on the Uruguayan side.
Beginning October 1, a new tariff of 7.4% will be imposed on Chilean agricultural exports to the United States due to restrictions mandated by the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.