With only a few hours left for Sunday's Argentine presidential election First Lady and incumbent candidate Cristina Kirchner talked about one of the controversial issues of the campaign which is also a daily challenge for Argentines pockets: the consumer price index and inflation.
Chile's president Michelle Bachelet announced this week that the country's armed forces plan to expand to 5,000 professional solders by 2010, and, ultimately, depend fully on professional and voluntary troops. This new initiative will include all three branches of the military: the army, the navy and the air force.
An exhibition of a selection of UK media coverage of the Falkland Islands, the 25th anniversary of the war and the success story of the Islands since then, will be on display at the Standard Chartered Bank in Stanley between November 5 and 16.
The president of the European Commission (EC), Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, has emphasised that the fight against environmental deterioration of the oceans and seas is an urgent matter and that Brussels will impose new measures in the case that the current policies are insufficient or inefficient.
Petroleos Mexicanos, Pemex, state-owned oil monopoly, said at least 10 workers were killed when an oil rig hit a drilling platform during a storm this week in the Gulf of Mexico, and 18 are still missing or in lifeboats.
US President George W Bush has declared California a major disaster zone after four days of wildfires sparked the biggest evacuation since Hurricane Katrina. The fires have killed five people, injured 40 and burned 1.500 homes, causing an estimated one billion US dollars in damage.
An Argentine corporation has joined a group of European and Japanese companies that are intent in turning Uruguay into a leading partner in the pulp and paper industry. Celulosa Argentina announced Wednesday it has plans to invest a billion US dollars to produce a million tons of pulp annually.
The world's largest jetliner made aviation history Thursday, completing its first commercial flight from Singapore to Sydney with 455 passengers, some of them ensconced in luxury suites and double beds.