Bolivia has become the first country in the history of South America to declare the right of indigenous people to govern themselves. The country's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, launched his so-called indigenous autonomy policy in the eastern lowlands.
Sir Nicholas Winterton DL has been re-elected unanimously and unopposed as Chairman of the United Kingdom-Falkland Islands All-Party Parliamentary Group – for the twelfth consecutive year – at the Group’s Annual General Meeting at the House of Commons on 13th July.
Weapons captured by the Colombian forces from the terrorist cocaine-funded organization FARC during the last ten years originated in at least 27 different countries and the Colombian government has requested help in finding out how they reached the jungle war.
Most of the 9.5 tons of gold and silver (valued in 20 million US dollars) that went down in the South Atlantic off the Argentine coast on board a converted Chilean trawler have been recovered by a rescue mission contracted by the insurers of the cargo, reports the Argentine press.
Argentina’s former Health Minister Graciela Ocaña revealed she resigned because she has “a different way of acting in politics” and criticized the growing influence in the Kirchner couple administrations of the head of the country’s main unions’ organization Hugo Moyano.
Unemployment in Germany rose in July, official figures have shown, and economists have warned that the worst still lies ahead for the job market.
For a week Chile and more precisely Punta Arenas in the extreme south will be the hub of Antarctic scientific discussions when the XXI Annual Meeting of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs officially opens this Monday.
Spanish Foreign Affairs minister Miguel Angel Moratinos has said that an effort must be made to find a solution to the Gibraltar (Spain/UK) dispute that is “acceptable to all”.