Consumer countries must assume their responsibility in the fight against the drug trade because as long as there is a demand, the illegal business won’t be stopped said the Organization of American States Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza who also praised his host Peruvian president Ollanta Humala for convening a presidential summit on the issue.
Spot gold soared to an all-time high above 1,910 dollars on Tuesday, scoring a record top for a fourth consecutive session, as persistent worries about global economic growth burnished bullion's safe-haven appeal.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) president Deven Sharma has stepped down just weeks after the agency downgraded the US credit rating. He will be replaced by Douglas Peterson, chief operating officer of Citibank with effect from 12 September, the agency said.
Another Brazilian minister, and particularly close to President Dilma Rousseff has been targeted by the Sunday edition of a Sao Paulo magazine with national circulation. According to the report Communications minister Paulo Bernardo has been using the private jet of a major public contractor of the Brazilian government.
Guess who is the main producer of soy beans in Brazil, the country that is the world’s second exporter of oilseed behind the United States?, a Brazilian, no an Argentine group.
Operating costs for Brazil's state oil company Petrobras will be lower in the coming quarters Chief Financial Officer Almir Barbassa told financial newspaper Valor Economico in an interview published on Monday.
New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France.
The hydrocarbons policy within Falkland Islands waters is primarily a matter for the Falklands government and the UK is in no negotiations with Argentina over the future exploitation of any oil deposits found in the Islands waters, said Lord Howell of Guildford, Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office during question time in the House earlier this month.
Diplomatic relations between Argentina and Uruguay are going through “a very good moment, which can obviously be improved”, but there are “no open conflicts” because the dispute over the Botnia pulp mill has been definitively “buried”, said Argentine Foreign Affairs minister Hector Timerman.
Brazil's government on Monday auctioned rights to the first major airport to be operated by a private company as the country moves to pick up the pace of investment in its air travel infrastructure ahead of the 2014 World Soccer Cup.