Argentina’s Gualeguaychú Assembly members decided to once again return to blocking the National Route 136 and this way obstruct the international road to neighbouring Uruguay; however, the measure will only take place during the Sundays of September and for a limited time, which came as a surprise.
Paraguay raised its 2010 economic growth forecast to 9% from 6% on an improved agricultural production outlook, the central bank said this week. This would be the Paraguayan economy largest annual expansion in almost three decades.
Brazil’s president Lula da Silva cautioned preparations for the 2014 World Cup could be jeopardized if government officials and businessmen fail to work together in the coming years.
Oil rich Venezuela’s September 26 legislative elections campaign was officially launched Wednesday which promise to be a tough test for President Hugo Chavez following a year of recession, growing inflation and rampant crime rate.
Uruguay has 1.7 million hectares of forests of which almost a million hectares have been planted to feed the growing pulp industry while the rest are so called native forests, according to primary data from an inventory compiled by the Ministry of Agriculture with support from United Nations.
Orange growers in Brazil, the world’s biggest producer, will harvest the smallest crop in at least eight years after rains hindered flowering, said Margarete Boteon, a University of Sao Paulo researcher.
Brazil and Chile announced they will jointly manufacture military cargo airplanes as a first step towards closer long term cooperation in military hardware. The announcement was done by Brazilian Defense minister Nelson Jobim during a visit to Santiago.
Rockhopper Exploration plc (AIM: RKH), the North Falkland Basin oil and gas exploration company is ready to begin a flow test on the Sea Lion discovery which should give an early indication of the production potential of the reservoir sands.
Chile has appealed to the US space agency NASA for help in keeping 33 trapped miners alive during a rescue attempt which could take four months. Health officials compared the cramped conditions the men are in to those astronauts experience during long stints on the International Space Station.
The Mediterranean nations of Italy, Greece, Morocco, and Spain are petitioning to have their staple diet listed as a cultural heritage item by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).