Dilma Rousseff became on Sunday Brazil’s first woman president and the first former guerrilla to reach the highest post in the country. In spite of being described by her mentor Lula da Silva as “a first class (electoral campaign) warrior and excellent manager” Ms Rousseff faces phenomenal challenges, not least the legacy of who handpicked her.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spoke Monday at Government House and addressed, for the first time, the death of her husband and ex President Néstor Kirchner.
Uruguayan exports expanded over 20% in value during the first ten months of the year with Brazil consolidating as the country’s main trade partner, according to a report from Uruguay’s Exporters Union.
The death of former Argentine President Nestor Kirchner creates “great uncertainty” in South America’s second-biggest economy and a rally in stocks and bonds may have been unwarranted, the World Bank’s chief economist for Latin America said.
The area sown with sunflower in Argentina is forecasted to increase 24% this coming 2010/11 season reaching 1.62 million hectares according to Argentina’s Sunflower Association (Asagir) and based on data from the Buenos Aires Cereals market.
It was a tight squeeze for a giant new cruise ship sailing from Europe to its home port in in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, over the weekend.
Argentina and Brazil have signed a letter of intent to jointly develop the KC-390 twin-engine military cargo aircraft, announced Argentina’s Defense minister on Monday.
Brazilian President-elect Dilma Rousseff named a market-friendly transition team on Monday as she prepares to take the helm of a booming economy threatened by heavy government spending and an overvalued currency.