China's Foreign Minister called on Friday for more global cooperation to resolve US and Euro area debt problems as stock markets around the world tumbled on fears another financial storm may be developing.
Brazilian former president Lula da Silva came out in full support of the latest cabinet reshuffle by President Dilma Rousseff who sacked the Minister of Defence Nelson Jobim following some derogatory remarks about the cabinet chief and the head of institutional relations (mainly with Congress).
Argentine Veterans of the 1982 conflict want the bodies of the 123 “unknowns” at Darwin cemetery to be identified.
Argentina's Deputy Economy Minister Roberto Feletti criticized the fiscal austerity measures being implemented in Europe and the US, saying those policies will only hurt the global economy.
US job growth accelerated more than expected in July as private employers stepped up hiring, a development that could ease fears the economy was sliding into a fresh recession.
A court investigation over the “kidnapping, rape and murders,” of the two French women killed in Salta, northern Argentina was opened Friday in Paris, French court sources informed.
Unasur Finance ministers struggling to stop economic harm from several years of US dollar decline will seek to agree on a coordinated response when they meet Friday in Lima.
Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) referred to plummeting global markets and blasted developed countries for the potential consequences of the crisis. Economy minister Amado Boudou said Argentina was closely following events with concern.
More than 550 people were arrested and 31 wounded in cities across Chile Thursday when police fired water cannons and tear gas to disperse student protesters calling for education reforms.
Brazilian Defence Minister Nelson Jobim resigned after criticizing recent government names to reporters and will be replaced by ex-foreign minister Celso Amorim, the president's office said Thursday.