No major changes or initiatives, but a change in tone” - that is the commonly-held view of Washington analysts on Barack Obama's likely policies towards Latin America.
New Zealand's opposition National Party on Saturday swept to power, ending PM Helen Clark's nine-year Labour government. Ms Clark admitted defeat and said she would step down as leader.
The Dean of Tasmania University recently visited Punta Arenas in the extreme south of Chile a special guest of the Magallanes University. The two institutions have close links in Antarctic research and climate change projects.
In his first interview with the Argentine media the Venezuelan/US citizen Guido Antonini Wilson said former president Nestor Kirchner had promised him protection in exchange for silence regarding the case of the suitcase stuffed with 800.000 USD.
Beijing announced Sunday a stimulus package equivalent to 586 billion US dollars in its biggest move to cushion the impact of the global financial crisis hitting the world's fourth-largest economy.
The head of the United Kingdom armed forces gave a clear warning to ministers that troops should not be transferred from Iraq to Afghanistan when Britain's military commitment there is scaled down next year.
Argentina's Fisheries Under Secretary Geardo Nieto resigned after five years in the post and this week he will be replaced by Norberto Yahuar another close associate of former president Nestor Kirchner, according to Buenos Aires press reports.
Britain has irritated Argentina by announcing a new constitution that shares more powers with the people of the Falkland Islands and enshrines the right to self-determination.