Brazil’s main opposition leader and governor of the country’s biggest state of Sao Paulo Jose Serra, said Friday for the first time publicly that he will be a presidential candidate in this year's elections.
United States Labour Department reported that the consumer price index was flat in February, though prices were 2.1% higher than a year ago. Core inflation - which strips away food and energy costs - saw a 0.1% rise.
Denmark’s Minister of Development and Cooperation Sören Pind announced Friday that Latinamerica would be eliminated from the Danish International Development Agency economic aid programs, which in 2008 totalled almost 100 million US dollars concentrated in “vulnerable and fragile” zones.
A delegation from the Liberal Party of Gibraltar will be in Cadiz this weekend to participate in an international political conference entitled 200 Years of a Common Liberal Identity: A Liberal Agenda for Europe-Latin America Relations.
Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto announced it has signed a deal with China to develop a massive iron ore mine in West Africa. China's state-backed metals group Chinalco will pay 1.3 billion US dollars for 47% of the Simandou project in Guinea.
With less than a week for the election of a new Organization of American States Secretary General, OAS, international analysts consider as “almost certain” the re-election of Chile’s Jose Miguel Insulza, although they do not discard a last minute “artificial” or protest candidate.
A Falkland Islands delegation is on its way to Brussels for the annual Forum for Overseas Countries & Territories of the European Union, which will be attended by representatives of all 21 EU Overseas Countries & Territories, reports the Falklands Legislative Assembly
Speculation was mounting this week on news of a potential oil strike as a promised announcement from hydrocarbons exploration company Desire Petroleum grew closer.
Marking a break from established policy, the Chilean government is considering the opposition’s proposal to increase the mining royalty tax. Government ministers are currently studying the implications of a tax increase, the money from which would be used to aid in earthquake reconstruction.
Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Jorge Taiana said on Thursday that there has been progress in creating the “political and diplomatic conditions” for the United Kingdom to understand the need for negotiations on the Falkland Islands sovereignty.