Al Gore has dumped financial backing from controversial Canadian mining company Barrick Gold for his upcoming Santiago event Global Warming and Climate Change: The Time Has Come to Act. The Academy Award-winning environmentalist distanced himself from any association with the mining company, which owns the controversial Pascua Lama gold mine.
Gov. Sergio Cabral Filho has formally requested that the army intervene to contain the violence that has been spiraling out of control in Rio de Janeiro.
Argentina's First Lady Senator Cristina Fernandez called for dialogue and perseverance in the struggle to recover the Malvinas/Falklands sovereignty and asked for honor and respect for those who fought in the 1982 South Atlantic conflict.