At least 90 journalists (30 in Latinamerica) have been killed doing their job so far this year, a 25% increase on the same period of 2009, the media watchdog Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) said this week. PEC has also called on the UN Humans Rights Council to urgently take up the matter.
Chile’s government said this week it will be impossible to meet demands by 34 Mapuche hunger strikers that all three branches of Chile’s government meet together to resolve the on-going hunger strike.
While rescuers have insisted that the 33 Chilean trapped miners at San Jose mine will be evacuated in early November, the government has suggested that the rescue will most likely be as early as mid-October.
World Bank's Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Augusto de la Torre said that the Latin American economy will grow between 5.5 and 6% this year spurred mostly by a good performance from Mercosur members.
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kham sees no major danger of an escalation of currency devaluations as countries seek to boost economic growth.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led on Tuesday in New York the 34th G-77 annual meeting to celebrate Argentina's appointment as the group's chairmanship.
The income gap between the richest and poorest in United States grew last year to the widest amount on record as young adults — and children in particular — struggled to stay afloat in the recession.
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International tourism is rebounding across Latin America this year, and to help ensure that the upward trend continues, 10 nations across the region participated in the inauguration last week of FITA, the International Tourism Fair of the Americas, in Mexico City.
Brazilian and Argentine international relations experts anticipate that if as all opinion polls indicate Dilma Rousseff will be elected next Sunday as the first woman president in the history of Brazil, the country’s foreign policy will continue the model implemented by President Lula da Silva.
Argentina’s gold production will rise by about 21% in 2010 from a year earlier, Mining Secretary Jorge Mayoral announced in Buenos Aires.