United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice does not think that the creation of an organization that pools Latin American and Caribbean countries would be a threat or incompatible with for the Organization of American States (OAS).
Three ships from Russia's Northern Fleet arrived in Havana Bay on Friday as part of the Russian Navy's first visit to Cuba since the Cold War. On arrival the Admiral Chabanenko destroyer fired a 21-salvo international salute, which the country's coastal artillery returned.
Early Friday the stranded Royal Navy's Ice Patrol HMS Endurance with its 113 crew and a translator arrived in Punta Arenas pulled by two Chilean tugs. She has already been docked at the Asmar ship yard where Chilean and British engineers will immediately begin with emergency repairs.
The Captain of the cruise ship Discovery that visited the capital of the Falkland Islands, Stanley last week was John Brocklehurst. The former Chief Officer on the Atlantic Conveyor making his first visit since the Falkland's War.
Brazil's government managed oil and gas corporation Petrobras will continue to review its massive 2009/2013 investment plan next January on account of the uncertainties and volatility of several markets, said the company in an official release.
Uruguay expects this year its largest wheat harvest on record, 1.3 million tons including 900.000 for export, according to a report from the Agriculture Ministry Planning and Policies Office, OPYPA.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates is has ordered his staff to prepare a plan for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center, to be ready for possible implementation soon after President-elect Barack Obama takes office January 20.
Headlines:Endurance under tow to Punta Arenas; 'Satisfactory' progress report for FICS; From messboy to master; This week's cruise ships.
The order to release of 12 torture suspects from Argentina's 1976-1983 military dictatorship unleashed a storm of condemnation from President Cristina Fernandez as well as human rights organizations in Argentina Thursday.
Bernard Madoff, the hedge fund boss accused of a 50 billion US dollars fraud, has put up 10 million bail and in effect been placed under house arrest. Mr Madoff turned up at New York's federal court to sign some papers but did not answer reporters' questions.