Following the killing of two French young women tourist-packers in the northern Argentine province of Salta, --with criminals still at large--, the issue of security, safety and crime in Argentina has been widely exposed in the European and Unite States media, particularly the so-called ‘express kidnapping”.
A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the double murder case in Salta, where two French tourists were killed in the area of la Quebrada San Lorenzo last Friday, a Salta official informed.
US consumer spending unexpectedly fell in June to post the first decline in nearly two years as incomes barely increased, a government report showed, suggesting economic growth could remain subdued in the third quarter.
Wall Street dropped on worries about a possible downgrade of the United States' top credit rating and signs of economic weakness even as the US Congress passed on Tuesday a bill to avoid a debt default.
Financial market pressure on Italy intensified on Tuesday, sucking Europe's second biggest debtor nation deeper into the Euro area danger zone and prompting emergency consultations in Rome and among European capitals.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said he is not sure whether the bitterly fought debt agreement to be considered by the US Senate will avoid a downgrade of the U.S. top-tier credit rating.
Uruguay has condemned statements denying the Holocaust made by Iran's ambassador in Montevideo Hojatollah Soltani
The 2.5 tons Empress of Uruguay is slightly less impressive after a tourist pinched a piece of the world's largest amethyst on show in Queensland, Australia.
Spain’s Elecnor group is building more wind power plants in Brazil’s southern state of Rio Grande do Sul totalling an estimated 300 MW. The undertaking was boosted by funding from Brazil economic and social development bank, BSDES)
US House of Representatives has passed by 269 votes to 161 a last-gasp deal to avoid a federal debt default. The bill is expected to be approved by the Senate and signed into law by President Barack Obama on Tuesday.