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.
Regional and municipal elections in Peru this coming Sunday are expected to result in the first female mayor of Lima since the military dictatorship of the 1960s, as two women compete for the office in the final days of the campaign.
A Spanish flagged trawler that operates in Falkland Islands waters and was heading to Montevideo to unload 700 tons of fish was denied “innocent pass” through Argentine waters and had to steam an additional 17 hours at a cost of 7,000 litres of fuel before it finally unloaded its cargo in the Uruguayan port.
As of next December Chinese flagged jigger vessels can enter Argentine ports, make use of services, unload shipments, carry out repairs and stock up on supplies. The Federal Fisheries Council, CFP will be responsible for determining which port terminals will be entitled to cater Chinese jiggers.
Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega claimed that an “international currency war” has broken out but the government will buy all “excess dollars” in the market to curb the appreciation of the local currency Real.
A Chinese freighter has become the millionth vessel to cross the Panama Canal three years ahead of the waterway's 100th anniversary, the Canal authority said Monday. The vessel actually crossed the canal September 4 with a load of 40.000 tons of steel products from the Pacific to the Atlantic but the authority announced the news only Monday.
Uruguay’s world soccer star Diego Forlan will become next November the visible face of the official campaign to promote the country’s tourism attractions.