Visiting Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez confirmed Monday in Buenos Aires the joint issuing with Argentina of a new sovereign South Bond and proclaimed that Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is already the president of the Argentines.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva has invited Mexico to join South America in an only trade block with global aspirations. The Brazilian leader currently visiting Mexico with a numerous trade delegation also called on his hosts to join Mercosur.
Analysts in Chile are speculating that the recent White House nomination of Paul E. Simons as United States ambassador to Chile, replacing Craig Kelly, indicates the U.S. is giving special importance to Latin America's energy politics.
Argentina successfully tested at the beginning of July the Tronador I (Thunderer) rocket, the first step of a project to join the space race having as a target a rocket capable of sending a satellite into orbit.
Following three years of silence Chile is launching a final consumer media campaign to attract more tourists from Germany, United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom, revealed Oscar Santelices head of the Chilean Tourist Office, Sernatur.
A second case of foot-and-mouth has been confirmed at a farm in Surrey with up to 100 cows culled at the settlement in the 3km protection zone set up around the site of the first outbreak.
Fearing that inflation will fail to moderate as expected the United States Federal Reserve Open Market Committee left on Tuesday interest rates unchanged. Analysts had widely predicted the Federal Reserve would leave rates at 5.25% for a 13th month, and that was the unanimous verdict of the Fed panel.
The Free Trade Agreement between Chile and Japan, which comes into effect next month, will increase Chilean exports to that Asian nation by as much as 400 million US dollars a year, according to newly released Chilean government estimates.
A Catholic bishop who resigned to run for president of Paraguay has formally launched his campaign for an April 2008 election, but only some 200 people showed up at his campaign kickoff.