A charismatic leader dubbed the Bishop of the Poor is an early favourite to make history as the first man to serve as a Roman Catholic bishop then be elected president of his country. Even when presidential elections next April are still far Fernando Lugo has the support from 40% of voters and is ten points ahead of his runner up.
An estimated 130.000 Brazilians have financial assets valued at over a million US dollars which totals 573 billion US dollars, well above half the country's GDP, according to a report published Sunday in Folha de Sao Paulo.
Taking advantage of the abundance of squid, in spite of poor international prices, Argentina has decided to implement stricter controls on companies involved in the squid fisheries.
Argentina's Industry Secretary Miguel Peirano was the man finally chosen by President Nestor Kirchner to head the Economy Minister for the few months left of his administration that officially ends next December 10.
Peirano, 40, is scheduled to take office Tuesday at 19:00 hours.