Clashes between Chilean students and police continued in the capital Santiago, while government bureaucrats meet with student leaders to negotiate an end to the unrest which has rocked the capital for weeks.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff ordered a “cleanup and fumigation” in the Agriculture ministry following claims of lobbyism and suspended all tenders at the Ministry of Transport where the minister and his top staff resigned because of corruption charges.
Ballistic forensic reports in the case investigating the murder of two French tourists in the Argentine northern province of Salta, determined that at least two firearms were involved in the killings, sources indicated on Thursday.
Argentina ratified this week the free trade agreement reached between Mercosur and Israel, the first to be signed by the South American block with an outer zone party.
The Unions of South American Nations, Unasur, finance officials are considering creating a 10 to 20 billion dollars emergency fund to assist nations that experience capital flight should the global economic crisis deepen, according to financial sources.
British Prime Minister David Cameron, facing a defining crisis of his premiership, promised on Thursday to crack down on street gangs as a national priority and said rioters behind Britain's worst violence in decades would be hunted and punished.
On Sunday, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner will be seeking approval to lead the FPV in October’s general elections. With the country currently braving the world’s economic storm, she is keen to keep up appearances.
Latin American stocks marked their own course on Wednesday as the region remained relatively distant to turmoil in the United States and Europe.
Argentine Foreign Affairs Minister Héctor Timerman received on Wednesday the president of the United Nations General Assembly, Joseph Deiss to discuss “the Malvinas situation, Unasur growing presence and the international financial crisis”, among other global issues.
Asian shares were mixed on Thursday as fears about the European debt crisis overshadowed the region's growth prospects. Japan's Nikkei 225 index was down 1.3%, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng also dropping by 1.5%.