Spain’s main oil company Repsol has listed 26.21 million shares of YPF on the New York Stock Exchange for 1.08 billion US dollars as part of a plan to divest its stake in its Argentine unit.
Swiss Ambassador in Argentina Johannes Mattyasy said that “there was no complot, pressure or anything of the sort” in the request of information on CGT Labour Confederation leader Hugo Moyano in connection to a case of money laundering.
Brazil’s vote in the UN Human Rights Council in support of a rapporteur to monitor human rights in Iran, proposed by the US, signals the first great divergence in foreign policy between the current administration of President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor and mentor Lula da Silva.
The dengue disease transmitted by the ”Aedes aegypti” mosquito is again on the attack in most South American countries with Paraguay reporting 18 deaths and Bolivia, 20 and thousands infected so far this year.
Venezuelan health officials say the number of confirmed AH1N1 swine flu cases in the country has risen to more than 200 people. Health Minister Eugenia Sader says 23 new cases have been diagnosed, raising the nationwide total to 202.
United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced this week that US producers are now eligible to ship a larger array of US beef and beef products to Chile.
Canada’s Export Development agency, (EDC) announced a 40% increase in its Latin American business volumes in 2010, reaching a record 10 billion Canadian dollars.
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester joined Type-42 destroyer HMS Gloucester as she sailed back into Portsmouth Friday from her seven-month deployment to the South Atlantic patrolling Falklands and South Georgia Island waters.
A race to rescue up to 20,000 endangered northern Rockhopper penguins from an oil spill in an isolated South Atlantic British island group was under way this week after a cargo ship ran aground.
The United States economy grew more quickly than previously estimated in the fourth quarter as businesses maintained fairly solid spending and restocked shelves to meet rising demand, while corporate profits increased 3.3%, a government report showed.