Chile, a country where the demand for energy has skyrocketed over the past decade, experts are gathering to discuss another answer to Latin America’s increasing energy needs: solar power.
Peruvian president elect Ollanta Humala invited his Bolivian peer Evo Morales to consider bilateral integration, in which both countries would unite into a confederation as happened between 1836 and 1839.
The Federal Reserve has cut its growth forecast for the US economy in the face of the impact of higher energy prices. It now estimates that the US economy will expand between 2.7% and 2.9% this year, down from its April forecast of 3.1% to 3.3%.
World food prices that rose 37% in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a “plague” that needs action from world leaders now, said French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the two-day Group of 20 agriculture ministers in Paris.
FIFA's ethics committee found comprehensive, convincing and overwhelming evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner were involved in attempted bribery, according to the preliminary report that led to the suspension of the two officials.
The (adopted) heirs of one of Argentina’s most powerful media conglomerates will have blood samples taken in a Buenos Aires hospital on Friday after they decided to voluntarily have DNA tests to determine whether they coincide with DNA samples of relatives from people killed during the Argentine dictatorship (1976/1983).-
Millionaires in Latin America fared better than their compatriots in other regions during the global recession. A combination of a conservative investing streak and Latin America's brisk recovery helped millionaires in the region minimize losses in the last four years, according to the latest annual Merrill Lynch-Capgemini World Wealth Report.
The head of PIMCO, the world's biggest bond fund, predicted that Greece and other European economies would default on their debts to resolve their problems as the Euro area deals with its debt crisis.
One of Brazil's last untouched Indian tribes has been spotted in a dense region of the Amazon jungle close to the Peruvian border, the National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) reported. A couple of years ago another tribe was spotted in the same area in an Ethno-Environmental Protected Area along the Envira River.
British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg praised Brazil as an “environmental super-power” underlining the country’s leadership in areas such as renewable energies which he described as one of the pillars of the ‘green economy’ for a more sustainable world.