Calling for a second and definitive independence and criticizing United States, presidents from Bolivia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Paraguay participated in the Thursday celebrations of the 200th anniversary of the Bolivian capital La Paz uprising against the Spanish crown.
Former Uruguayan football star and coach Hugo de León has been nominated as vice president candidate for the opposition junior partner Colorado party. He will second presidential candidate Pedro Bordaberry.
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Domestic food prices in developing countries, particularly Latinamerica remain high despite a sharp decline in international prices and overall good cereal harvests, FAO warned on Thursday in its latest Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.
Uruguay is considering what steps to follow given Brazil’s long delay in extending import licences for Uruguayan dairy produce. An estimated 10.000 tons have been ready for shipping for over two months but there has been no reply from Brazilian trade officials.
New York University professor Nouriel Roubini, one of the few economists who accurately predicted the magnitude of the financial crisis, reiterated on Thursday that the worst of the turmoil has passed. But also emphasized the US will need a second fiscal stimulus, possibly by the end of this year to face two digits unemployment.
Brazil's government economic and social development bank BNDES will lend 25 billion Reais (12.8 billion US dollars) to Petrobras denominated in local Treasury notes, financial newspaper Valor Economico reported on Thursday.
An exhibition of Falklands War naval artefacts was presented Wednesday to the Falklands Museum after being brought to the Islands by HMS Gloucester that has taken up tasks as the lead unit of the Royal Navy’s Atlantic Patrol (South).
Thousands of jumbo Humboldt flying squid — aggressive 5-foot-long with razor-sharp beaks and toothy tentacles — have invaded the shallow waters off San Diego in southern California, scaring scuba divers and washing up dead on tourist-packed beaches.