The Falkland Islands Select Committee on the Constitution has now reached agreement with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the content of the new Draft Constitution for the Falklands, and it can now be released for public consultation.
Bolivia's strategic gas-rich Tarija province voted overwhelmingly on Sunday in favor of greater autonomy, approximately 80%, according to the first results which also confirms exit polls. However abstention in the fourth Bolivian province to vote for greater autonomy was above 35%.
Leading oil exporters have acknowledged the need to boost supplies to curb soaring prices but stopped short of specific commitments on extra output. Following their week end crisis summit in Saudi Arabia, officials noted price levels were hostile and more investment was needed to ensure adequate supplies.
Argentine television cameraman Erich Schmidt died in Buenos Aires last weekend after a long illness.
Venezuela will replace Chile as the country with the region's highest GDP per capita and Argentina as the region's third-largest economy, according to a Latin Business Chronicle analysis of data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Brazilian meat processor Marfrig said on Monday it will pay 680 million US dollars for assets in Brazil and Europe owned by US based OSI Group, the largest meat provider for McDonald's fast-food chains.
President Nicanor Duarte resigned Monday two months before his term ends, but opposition parties say they will fight the move by Duarte to claim a crucial seat in Paraguay's Senate.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva said on Monday that inflation in the country was under control, in spite of soaring world food prices and promised measures to further promote the production of grains, meats and milk.