Chile is looking to acquire Uruguay's unused natural gas permits with Argentina in order to secure a steady supply of gas for Santiago. This proposal comes on the heels of an intensifying energy crisis, with the country's capital city facing possible residential and commercial gas cuts.
Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced a television station critical of his leftist government off the air.
United States President George W Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick, former deputy Secretary of State, to be president of the World Bank, US officials revealed on Tuesday.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez threatened Tuesday to sanction Globovision television station if they continue to incite a murder attempt on his life and insisted that the students' rioting allegedly to protest the taking out of the air of another network was part of a de-stabilization plan.
Uruguayan and Argentine delegations held a technical meeting Tuesday in New York under the dialogue facilitating efforts of the Spanish Crown in an attempt to find a way out to the bilateral controversy over the building of a pulp mill on the Uruguayan shore of a shared river.
The Chinese government trebled the stamp duty on the trading of shares in what analysts say is a bid to cool the country's overheated stock market. The tax will rise from 0.1% to 0.3% with immediate effect, Beijing said.
Next Sunday Argentina's capital will be voting for a new mayor (governor) and given the political significance of Buenos Aires City June 3 will be signaling the beginning of five long months of electoral battling culminating October 28 with the election, most probably, of another Kirchner (Mr. or Mrs.)