Exports of Argentine wine are set to rise 20% this year to record levels, with a weak local currency giving the country's vineyards a competitive edge, according to a study published over the weekend.
Brazil's armed forces, the largest military in Latin America, are badly equipped, demoralized over pay and stuffed with generals, according to a report by the latest edition of news magazine Veja.
A long-awaited world trade deal will remain out of reach until developing countries agree to open their markets to more United States farm goods, the head of the largest US farm organization said yesterday.
Falkland Oil and Gas Limited (FOGL) announced this week that BHP Billiton has decided to exercise its option to increase its interests in FOGL's 2002 and 2004 licences to the South and East of the Falkland Islands.
The Royal Navy's Antarctic patrol ship HMS Endurance left Portsmouth base on Wednesday for the longest mission in her history. She heads for the Falkland Islands and the South Atlantic to fulfil her usual task of survey work and support for scientific research throughout the Antarctic summer.
The decline in squid prices along with a rise in operation costs has made Argentine jigger vessels shipowners anxious about their situation, according to the new head of the Argentine Chamber of Jigger Fishing Vessels Shipowners (CAPA), Fernando Georgiadis.
Bolivian President Evo Morales lashed out at opponents on Monday after five people were killed and hundreds injured in violent protests against his reforms and opposition leaders renewed threats to secede from the central government.
The prominent Jewish rights group Simon Wiesenthal Center has launched Operation Last Chance to search for clues leading to 150 to 300 suspected war criminals which took refuge in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, following Nazi Germany's defeat in 1945.
Brazil will vote on the incorporation of Venezuela as a full member of Mercosur in 2008, Chamber of Deputies' Speaker Arlindo Chinaglia told the local press on Monday in Brasilia.
A cruise ship takes on water in the Antarctic and three more come quickly to the rescue: A blessing for the survivors, to be sure. But also an indication of a tourism boom that critics say threatens Antarctica's environment and puts passengers at risk.