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.)
President Michelle Bachelet left Chile late Sunday evening for a state visit to northern European nations where she will meet with Finnish President Tarja Halonen, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotltenberg and Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey. Bachelet will return to Chile on June 4.
Venezuela's oldest private television station went off the air just before midnight Sunday as thousands banged on pots and pans in protest against a decision by President Hugo Chavez that did away with a popular opposition-aligned channel.
At the conclusion of its three-day review of progress achieved in implementation of the Plan of Action of the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, the 2007 Caribbean Regional Seminar recommended that the Special Committee on Decolonisation consider establishing a Special Committee focal point in each Non-Self-Governing Territory where there was no dispute over sovereignty, in order to enhance the exchange of information.
Abundance in offer added to the lack of new markets and storage space for squid (Illex argentinus) landings, is driving vessels belonging to companies of Galician capital operating in Argentine waters away from the fishery grounds once their cargo space is filled.
Remarks made about cruise ship tourism made by Falkland Islands Governor, Mr.Alan Huckle, during his recent 'state of the nation' address to the Islands' Legislative Council have brought a mixed reaction from the local tourism industry.