The renowned theologian Jose Comblin one of the most important representatives of Latin America’s liberation theology has died in Brazil of natural causes. The Catholic Church in Brazil announced that Comblin died Sunday at a hospital in the city of Salvador. He was 88.
Under the excuse of a labour conflict there’s a clear intention to put pressure on the newspaper, said Daniel Santoro national news editor of Argentina’s main daily Clarin, which was impeded from circulating Sunday by 12 hour-pickets that respond to the head of Argentina’s organized labour, Hugo Moyano.
Nearly 2,000 African migrants, many of them Eritrean and Somalis, have arrived on Italy's tiny, overcrowded Lampedusa Island in the past 24 hours. It is one of the biggest migrant waves to reach Lampedusa this year.
British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal is up for sale on the Ministry of Defence's auction website. The Royal Navy's former flagship was decommissioned two weeks ago after 25 years in service as part of the government's defence budget review.
Divers from Mel Fisher's Treasures in Key West, extreme south Florida, have recovered an antique gold chain believed to be from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which sank during a 1622 hurricane. In 1985, these same treasure hunters had previously found more than 450 million US dollars in artefacts from the wreck.
Despite reports that seven New York state government workers held the winning 319 million US dollars ticket in the Mega Millions lottery, as of Sunday, no one had come forward to claim the prize, a New York Lottery spokeswoman said Monday.
Israel may cancel a visit by Argentina's foreign minister after a report that the country told Iran it would stop investigating two bombings of Jewish targets in exchange for better trade relations.
Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman is scheduled to visit Israel next week.
Ultra nationalist former military officer Ollanta Humala has knocked out former president Alejandro Toledo as the leading candidate for Peru’s tightest presidential campaign in recent history.
Argentina’s main daily and the Spanish language newspaper with largest circulation, Clarin from Buenos Aires appeared Monday with a blank front page to protest organized labour pickets that blocked Sunday’s edition distribution for almost twelve hours.
More than forty Argentine wineries will be participating this week at the Pro Wein 2011 wines and spirits trade exhibition in Dusseldorf, Germany, considered one of the most important of Europe and which attracts some of the best professionals.