Leaders from Brazil, Mexico and Argentina in the framework of the G-20 summit in Korea called on rich countries for a commitment to end the “currencies war” and ensure balanced growth out of the current crisis.
Ingrid Betancourt, a former Colombian presidential candidate who was held captive by the FARC guerrilla for six years, accuses Colombia of treating her worse than a criminal since she was rescued in 2008, according to reports in the Argentine press.
Uruguay’s president Jose Mujica admitted his frustration in ruling the South American democracy because between the power of the unions and the huge state bureaucracy it virtually “impedes you from getting anything done”.
Yasmin Elsayed, a 9-year old girl who was prohibited from wearing a hijab (an Islamic head scarf) at the W. A. Mozart School in the La Reina borough of Chile’s capital Santiago, was allowed to register again for the 2011 school year this week.
Argentina’s main opposition group the so called “Federal Peronism”, dissidents from the ruling movement admitted going through a serious “crisis” because of the diverging opinions amongst its leaders, several of them 2011 presidential hopefuls.
The sun's rays can “burn” whales' skin, just like they can damage human skin, according to a team of researchers. The scientists studied more than 150 whales in the Gulf of California.
The controversy over Britain’s ability to defend the Falkland Islands against Argentine attack has continued in the United Kingdom with the former Defence Secretary at the time of the 1982 invasion, Sir John Nott, joining in.
SERNAPESCA, Chile’s national marine fisheries service, has declared an Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) outbreak on a salmon farm in the Magallanes Region (XII).
Spain’s Instituto Cervantes director Carmen Caffarel has declared that the opening of a branch of the prestigious academic institute in Britain’s Overseas Territory Gibraltar, is “inevitably” due to political reasons, as a consequence of the Cordoba Agreements achieved by the Tripartite Forum (UK, Spain and Gibraltar).
European Union’s air safety regulator has issued an emergency order to inspect all Super-jumbo Airbus A380 passenger jet engines after a Rolls-Royce turbine blew up on a Qantas flight last week.