Brazil's President Lula da Silva suspended on Monday the entire leadership of the country's intelligence agency after it was accused of spying on the Supreme Court chief and members of Congress.
Brazil' population reached 189.6 million and will cease to grow in thirty years time when it's expected to total 220 million inhabitants according to a report from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.
Oil prices have fallen after weather forecasters said Hurricane Gustav had weakened as it hit the US Gulf of Mexico coast south-west of New Orleans.
The original artwork for The Rolling Stones' iconic lips and tongue symbol has been bought by London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
The Chilean Air Force formally presented last weekend the new presidential aircraft, a Boeing 767-300ER which cost 30 million Euros and will enable Chilean leaders to reach any point in the world.
Consumer prices in Uruguay during August increased 1.02%, surprising private estimates. According to the monthly release from the country's Statistics Institute, INE, accumulated retail inflation in the first eight months of 2008 reached 6.98% and 7.26% in the last twelve months.
South Africa and Venezuela sealed a major oil deal Tuesday during a visit by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, who touted it as an example of southern nations cooperating in a new strategic alliance.
The British pound has fallen to two-and-half-year low against the US dollar and record low against the Euro amid fears about the health of the UK economy.
Argentina will repay its 6.7 billion US dollars of pending debt with the Paris Club group of creditors, seeking to ease companies' access to financing as growth slowed and growing signals from risk rating agencies indicated the country was heading for a default scenario if no changes were implemented to economic policies.
Taiwan's diplomatic ties with Paraguay will remain unchanged despite an assertion by the new Paraguayan president that he will no longer support the island's entry into the United Nations, a senior Taiwanese official said Tuesday in Taipei.