Colombia’s Green party presidential candidate Antanas Mockus arrives for Wednesday’s night television debate as favourite following on his spectacular rise in public opinion polls.
Uruguay and Argentine presidents will be meeting Wednesday in Buenos Aires to analyze the aftermath of the International Court of Justice judgement on the pulp mills controversy and hopefully find a way, to peacefully lift Argentine protestors’ pickets that have been blocking since 2006 a bridge linking the neighbouring countries.
Brazilian president Lula da Silva discarded any sort of retirement once he steps down from the Executive next December 31 and underlined he will continue to act in politics.
More than ten investment banks, including Wells Fargo, HSBC, Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse, will leave Argentina in the coming weeks, a Buenos Aires newspaper reported Monday.
Bolivian president Evo Morales sent a letter to gay and lesbian organizations in Spain expressing respect for sexual diversity, according to the Executive’s press office and spokesperson Iván Canelas.
Argentina made official this week the planned monitoring of vessels sailing between the mainland and the disputed Falkland Islands, the Coast Guard agency PNA said.
United States President Barack Obama spoke this week for the first time with Honduran President Lobo to discuss the situation in Honduras, said the White House.
European financial regulators approved the outlines of the Argentine swap offer on up to 20 billion US dollars in defaulted bonds, putting Argentina a step closer to launching the exchange. The country aims to return to international debt markets by striking a deal with “holdout” creditors who rejected a tough 2005 restructuring of nearly 100 billion US dollars in defaulted debt.
Authorities at the Falkland Islands Mount Pleasant military base (MPC) have confirmed their interest in developing a wind farm that could bring the Falkland Islands Government (FIG) considerable benefits.
Shares across the globe fell sharply after German chancellor Angela Merkel said bond investors in Greece may have to take a hit even if a bail-out is agreed. With Merkel facing increased domestic opposition to the planned bailout and with elections imminent she has been talking tough, demanding Greece pay higher interest on any money it borrows than was originally agreed.