Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was convicted and sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday on a charge of abuse of authority stemming from an illegal search he ordered as his government imploded in scandal seven years ago.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez was absent on Sunday from the signing ceremony of the Bank of the South and from the dinner hosted by the presidential Kirchner couple in Buenos Aires to visiting leaders
One of China's main textile trading companies recently visited Magallanes region in the extreme south of Chile with the purpose of acquiring a significant percentage of the region's total production.
Incoming Argentina president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner promised that during her term differences with neighboring Uruguay will not deepen but insisted that Uruguay was to blame for the dispute over the construction of a pulp mill on the shores of a jointly managed river.
The first elected woman president of Argentina, Cristina Kirchner, 54, was sworn in on Monday, receiving the sash of office from her husband, the outgoing head of state. Chants of Viva Cristina erupted when Kirchner swapped her position as first lady for that of president.
”We once again call on the occupying country which in international forums plays as advanced and respectful that here (in Argentina) we still have a colonial enclave”, was incoming President Cristina Kirchner's, CK, direct reference to the Falkland Islands in her inaugural speech before Congress on Monday.
The new queen of the seas arrived in Southampton Friday to extend a proud tradition. The £300million Queen Victoria berthed for the first time in what will be her home port for years of luxury cruising
Early Sunday, over 5.000 tourists from three large cruise vessels will be landing in Buenos Aires, one of the peak days of the 2007/08 cruise season.
Opponents of the so-called Aysén Project, a massive hydroelectric venture planned for extreme south Chile's Region XI, will be mounting a symbolic, nine-day cavalcade later this month.
The first shipment of pulp from Uruguay's Botnia plant left Saturday from the port of Nueva Palmira with final destination Europe. Swift Arrow and the Botnia produced 19.000 tons are scheduled to call into two Brazilian ports to complete the cargo.