While Uruguay supports the regional trade group Mercosur, “we are also trying to diversify the economy more to other parts of the world” said central bank president Mario Bergara during his recent visit to meet investors in New York.
Ecuador said it would be contacting Colombian officials regarding the Colombian guerrillas FARC proposal for a “political dialogue” in the framework of the Union of South American Nations, UNASUR.
With only two months to go before the first cruise ship arrives in the Falkland Islands for the 2010/11 season the situation is looking increasingly positive.
An initial prediction of 58 visits to Stanley may this season in reality be closer to 75 (according to the latest schedule) while the smaller expedition ships are planning almost 100 outer island visits.
Organization of American States (OAS) chief José Miguel Insulza, said that the violence in some Latin American countries with high homicide rates can be compared to an “epidemic.”
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), through its President Alejandro Aguirre, expressed concern about the intention of the national government of Argentina to “control the independent media”, describing several actions committed in recent weeks, as “a dangerous escalation against the freedom of expression that affects all citizens” in that country.
“Happy Independence Day, Uruguay”, said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in her August 25th message adding that “the US joins in celebrating your many accomplishments this past year, and in honouring your leadership in our region and across the world”.
Cuba's Roman Catholic Church revealed Tuesday the names of six more political prisoners to be released into exile in Spain under an agreement with President Raul Castro's government, bringing the total to 32 so far.
Sales of existing homes in the US plunged 27.2% in July compared with June to their lowest level in more than 10 years, figures suggest. Home sales completed in the month stood at an annualised rate of 3.83 million, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Families of 24 of the 33 Chilean trapped miners in the San José mine have filed a lawsuit against the state and the mining company, seeking compensation and justice.
The Argentine government moved Tuesday to take over the country’s only newsprint maker, alleging two leading newspapers illegally conspired with military dictators to control the company three decades ago and then used it to drive competing media out of business.