Argentine Foreign Minister Jorge Taiana called on Gualeguaychú activists that keep international San Martín bridge blocked for more than three years to “reconsider their ways of action, mostly after the International Court of Justice ruling”.
Uruguayan President Jose Mujica and his Argentine peer Cristina Fernández de Kirchner are to meet next Wednesday afternoon in Buenos Aires in what is to be the first encounter after The Hague International Court's ruling on Botnia paper mill was made public Tuesday.
Latin America and the Caribbean have “weathered the global downturn comparatively well” and are now recovering at a “robust pace,” the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday.
The celebration of Brasilia’s 50th anniversary began Wednesday with a parade of Walt Disney characters that riled architect Oscar Niemeyer, the 102-year-old communist regarded as the “father” of the Brazilian capital.
General Motors repaid Wednesday 8.1 billion US dollars in government loans, five years ahead of schedule and nine months after the troubled auto giant declared bankruptcy, signalling that the auto maker may be on the path to profitability.
The Chilean Navy incorporated this week its largest unit, a 42.000 tons tanker, AO-52 “Almirante Montt” which will play a vital role in supplying the surface fleet. The tanker was purchased from the US Navy and will replace AO-53 “Araucano” decommissioned after forty years service.
A giant deep-sea crab has been caught in a fisherman's nets off the Isles of Scilly. The one meter box crab, which has been named Spud, has a missing claw and is being cared for at Newquay's Blue Reef Aquarium. The species can grow up to 2m and is normally found at depths of 2.3km.
Gay and lesbian organizations world wide are up in arms demanding Bolivian president Evo Morales rectify his statements on homosexuality which were described as outrageous and “state homophobia”.
Brazilian government controlled Banco do Brasil will pay 480 million US dollars for a 51% stake in Banco Patagonia, Argentina’s fourth largest private bank. The deal is pending regulatory approval both banks said in a release.
Colombia’s leading presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos claimed that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez is intent in interfering in his country’s electoral process that next May 30 will decide on the successor of President Alvaro Uribe.