Brazil's Supreme Court suspended starting Friday the rule banning radio and television comedians and programs from producing political satire about parties and their candidates in the October election.
The Chilean mining industry has ridden the wave of rising copper prices to record major profit increases in the first half of 2010, with three important mining conglomerates showing profits of US$4 billion in that time period.
The United States Centre for Hemispheric Defence Studies (CHDS) has selected U.S. Army Gen. John Galvin and former Uruguayan Defence Minister Dr. José Bayardi in the individual category and the Mexican Centre for Superior Naval Studies (CESNAV) in the institutional category for the 2010 William J. Perry Award for Excellence in Security and Defence Education.
The UK’s most powerful attack submarine, HMS Astute, was welcomed into the Royal Navy on Friday. In a Commissioning ceremony overseen by the boat's patron the Duchess of Cornwall, Astute officially became 'Her Majesty's Ship'.
An Argentine company opened on Friday the country's first factory to make bio-diesel from algae, hoping to use it as a replacement for soy in making bio-diesel as part of a push for renewable energy.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner sent the project that aims to declare of “public interest” the production and distribution of newsprint to the Lower House of Congress, where it is believed the opposition's A Group would vote against the bill; however, centre-left parties might join the pro-government initiative.
Uruguay’s renowned sea resort Punta del Este will be hosting next December the 2010 Eurofruit Congress Southern Hemisphere. This is the first time the annual conference and exhibition event for the region’s fresh produce industry comes to Uruguay.
US economic growth slowed more sharply than initially thought in the second quarter, held back by the largest increase in imports in 26 years, a government report showed. GDP expanded at a 1.6% annual rate, the Commerce Department said, instead of 2.4% percent pace it had estimated last month.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman confirmed the names of those who had been appointed as the two Argentine scientists taking part in the upcoming River Uruguay and pulp mill UPM/Botnia joint monitoring agreed with neighbouring Uruguayan authorities.
Chilean Justice indicted on Friday fourteen former members of Carabineros (militarized police and Navy) for the kidnapping and killing of Anglo-Chilean Catholic priest Miguel Woodward.