Mercosur (Common market of the South) is a good idea, badly implemented, and it does not have much of “common” and much less of a “market” argues Professor Andres Malamud, researcher at the Lisbon University Social Sciences currently on a lecture tour in Paraguay.
The Brazilian government has “no money to buy jet fighters” in 2011 confirmed Finance minister Guido Mantega in reference to the tender for the purchase of at least 36 modern aircraft and for which France, United States and Sweden are competing.
Argentina’s January trade surplus in January confirmed the shrinking tendency increasingly present all along 2010 as imports’ growth outpaced exports by two to one.
Europe is extremely concerned about the consequences of the instability in Libya which could mean a humanitarian crisis of proportions if Libyans take to the sea and try to reach the European continent in look of food, hope and jobs, warned the EU Commissioner for Food Aid Kristalina Georgieva.
Most of Libya's oilfields are no longer under control of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, the European Union's energy commissioner said on Monday.
Oil prices fell on Monday in ‘choppy’ trading as expectations that increased production from Saudi Arabia can offset supply disruptions in the region allowed investors to pause after Libya's turmoil sent prices to two and half year peaks last week.
The Argentine press claimed Friday that the official news agency argentina.gob.ar, which depends from the government’s Mass Media Secretariat, is using in its web presentation Google maps of the country which refer to the South Atlantic archipelago as Falkland Islands and only in brackets (Malvinas).
Two former Argentine dictators appeared in court Monday on charges of kidnapping hundreds of babies seized from political prisoners, minutes after birth. Ex rulers Jorge Videla and Reynaldo Bignone alongside with six other former military officers are involved in the court case that is expected to last until the end of the year.
Oil and gas companies have improved the transparency of how they report revenues and information about anti-corruption programs but should take bolder actions to stop corruption, according to a new report released Monday by Transparency International (TI) and Revenue Watch Institute (RWI).
Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner re-election bid is “inevitable” said cabinet chief Anibal Fernandez who nevertheless pointed out it was “premature” to talk about candidates for next October’s presidential election.