Argentine municipal and provincial governments are helping finance the pickets protesting the construction of a pulp mill in neighboring Uruguay along the coast of a shared border river, was confirmed by officials.
Less growth, more inflation, tougher decisions than so far but nothing catastrophic is the 2008 forecast of Spanish businesses that have strong investments in Latinamerica and are planning to further expand their positions.
Mercosur has become irrelevant and too complicated, and even more when Venezuela is finally incorporated to the block, said former Brazilian Foreign Finance minister Mailson da Nobrega during a bankers and businessmen conference in Geneva to promote investments in Brazil.
The Argentine fisheries industry and unions have warned that the coming squid and prawn seasons are imperiled because of the drop in international prices and rising domestic costs.
Argentine and Chilean navies celebrated last Friday in Ushuaia the tenth anniversary of the combined Antarctic Naval Patrol which during summer months is jointly deployed in Antarctic waters.
Argentina's Lower House Budget Committee gave this week majority support to the extension of the controversial Economic Emergency Act, passed during the 2002 crisis, until December, 2008.
Three independent United Nations human rights experts on Friday voiced concern about planned constitutional reforms in Venezuela, saying the proposed changes could curb civil liberties and breach the South American country's international treaty commitments.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened Friday to interrupt oil exports to the United States if violence breaks out after a controversial and hotly contested weekend referendum.