Brazilian president-elect Dilma Rousseff has confirmed President Lula da Silva’s international affairs special advisor Marco Aurelio García in his post, another clear signal that the incoming administration wants to continue with the “good neighbour” policy towards Latinamerica and such organizations as Mercosur and Unasur.
Brazilian government controlled oil and gas corporation Petrobras announced the discovery of a new crude deposit in the Amazon region, where the energy company already is developing large natural gas reserves.
Amid expectations over President Barack Obama's comments on the Wikileaks scandal, he instead offered a speech to announce a two-year freeze on the pay of federal workers, as he seeks to show he is committed to reining in the ballooning US budget deficit.
British Petroleum reached an agreement to sell its 60% stake in an Argentine oil and gas company to its joint-venture partner Bridas, which is owned in equal parts by China's CNOOC, China’s Natioonal Offshore Oil Company and the prominent Bulgheroni family of Argentina.
“A HUGE negative impact on us,” is how one Falklands fishing company views the Union of South American Nations’ declared intention to close their ports to Falklands flagged vessels, or in their words, ‘the illegal flag of the Malvinas’.
In spite of the US State Department alleged concerns regarding the mental health of Argentine president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner (one of the latest 250.000 documents released by WikiLeaks), a month after the death of her husband and political partner Nestor Kirchner the lady is riding on a wave of popularity and has clearly imposed leadership, according to political analysts.
Unite Nations officials Sunday expressed deep concern at numerous incidents that disrupted Haiti's pivotal national elections that saw violence and protests over alleged fraud.
International delegates have adopted new protections for seven species of shark but rejected ones for bluefin tuna, signaling that fisheries managers are willing to safeguard some of the world's most threatened marine predators but not others.
European ministers reached Sunday an agreement over a bail-out for the Irish Republic worth about 85 billion Euros. The deal will see 35bn euros go towards propping up the Irish banking system with the remaining 50bn euros to help the government's day-to-day spending.
Public Security Secretary Jose Mariano Beltrame described the police raid on the Alemao Complex, known as heart of the evil, as a success. The criminals lost not only their territory, but also a huge amount of weapons, drugs, vehicles and other possessions, he said.