Uruguay’s ruling coalition presidential candidate was strongly criticized by President Tabare Vazquez who described many of this comments out of place, and others simply “stupidities”.
Early indications are that 63 tour ships are due to visit South Georgia in the coming season, seven visits down on last season, according to the South Georgia Newsletter, August edition.
Jews around the world are celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5770, which begins Friday at sundown. In the Jewish calendar, the most sacred time is the 10-day period from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur, which this year falls on September 28.
Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez called for an integrated Mercosur with a greater number of countries to make it more competitive overseas, but also demanded greater balance inside the group among members.
The economic and financial crisis of the last 18 months has transformed the global map of the world’s wealthiest people, with Europe nudging out North America as the richest region, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group.
Argentina’s Economy Minister Amado Boudou made the official presentation Thursday of the 2010 budget before the Lower House of Congress, in which he estimated that the economy would grow 2.5% in the upcoming fiscal year, with retail prices in the range of 7% and the primary budget surplus 2.7%. of GDP.
Headlines: Typhoons have landed; A champion for the cause of first-time home buyers; Argentina snubs Islands delegates at world summit.
Brazil's JBS, the world's biggest beef producer, agreed this week to buy a controlling take in bankrupt US poultry producer Pilgrim's Pride and JBS' Brazilian beef rival Bertin.
Argentina plans to reach an agreement with holders of the country's defaulted debt in an effort to return to international lending markets, according to a draft of the 2010 budget submitted to Congress this week.
On August 17, dozens of Mapuche communities in southern Chile united to form the Mapuche Territorial Alliance to continue their struggle for political autonomy. Many of them had carried on angry protests, most recently on August 12, when a police operation to evict the Mapuches who had seized land left one dead and eight injured.