United States said that a democratic opening of the Cuban regime is indispensable before any deepening of relations with Havana. The statement came in reply to the conciliating speech by Cuban interim president and Defense minister Raul Castro who called on Washington to the negotiations table.
Mexican Congress members sent to the world a non-stimulating, frustrating image of lack of governance and populism which tarnishes the whole Latinamerican continent, said Chilean former president Eduardo Frei who was present at the taking office ceremony of incoming president Felipe Calderón.
A controversial sale of plots to build homes at a popular whales' sight seeing area, El Doradillo, ten miles from Puerto Madryn in Argentine Patagonia has been suspended following protests from environmentalists.
Argentina's energy policies and relations between government and the private sector were the main points underlined by a delegation of British MP that recently visited Argentina with the purpose of promoting trade and exploring new markets.
Hugo Chávez was re-elected Venezuela's president for a six-year term on Sunday with 61 per cent of the vote, 23 percentage points ahead of his main opponent, who conceded defeat but challenged the magnitude of the margin.
A group of Punta Arenas businessmen visited the Islands last week.
Rockhopper Exploration plc (RKH), the AIM-listed oil and gas exploration company
based in the United Kingdom, today announces its interim results for the six
months ended 30 September 2006
Gibraltar's Opposition said over the weekend that the positions of London and Madrid on Gibraltar had begun to converge within 24 hours of the announcement of the referendum result, according to the Gibraltar Chronicle.
United States Under Secretary for Latinamerica Thomas Shannon said he trusted Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez would show more interest in deepening the dialogue with Washington now that he has been re-elected by a comfortable majority.
Uruguayan Economy minister Danilo Astori said that relations with Argentina are at their worst moment in fifteen years and regretted that Brazil has adopted an indifference attitude regarding Uruguay's claims in Mercosur.