Three out of ten Argentine households have been a victim of crime in 2009, according to the latest poll from the Argentine Catholic University, UCA, published Sunday in the Buenos Aires daily Clarin.
Venezuela and Chile will jointly preside over a new regional block to promote integration in the Americans but excluding United States and Canada was announced over the weekend during a meeting of Foreign Affairs ministers in Venezuela.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad wrapping up his Latinamerican tour of four countries, Cuba, Venezuela, Brazil and Argentina described the government of US President Barack Obama as ‘weak’ to ensure a peace process in the Middle East adding he was hopeful of negotiations sponsored by other countries such as Brazil and Turkey.
The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, gave the following speech outlining the Government's vision for UK foreign policy on 1 July 2010.
The recent Chilean students’ visit to the Falkland Islands for three weeks to improve their English and become acquainted with the Islands’ culture was questioned by Argentine diplomatic officials who contacted Punta Arenas mayor Vladimiro Mimica, reports the Sunday edition of La Prensa Austral.
The World Bank Group (WBG) committed 17.9 billion US dollars in fiscal year 2010 –a slightly higher figure over last year’s record lending of 17.1 billion- to support countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) as they recover from the global financial crisis and resume a path of sustained growth, according to the latest report from the multilateral organization.
Rockhopper Exploration one of the four companies operating with Falkland Islands government licences reported last Friday that samples from its recent discovery on the Sea Lion prospect in the North Falkland basin have been confirmed as medium grade crude.
The Falkland Islands Tourist Board has had the first indication from cruise companies on potential numbers of cruise ships to visit Stanley in 2010/11.
Brazil’s trade surplus fell 44% in the first half of 2010 from the same period a year ago as domestic growth boosted imports of consumer goods and exports missed estimates, the Trade Ministry said.
China National Offshore Oil Corp., the country’s third-largest oil and gas company, declined to comment on reports it is holding talks to buy as much as 9 billion US dollars of BP Plc’s assets in South America.