Uruguay’s consumer price index in August was 0.56%, the lowest increase since the same month in 2005 helping to bring down the twelve-month index to 7.57% from 8.25% and giving the government a relief.
A new book about the darker side of Latin-American politics alleges some disturbing dealings between Argentina and Hitler’s cronies.
Former Brazilian president Lula da Silva and undisputed leader of the ruling Workers Party said on Friday that President Dilma Rousseff will be governing Brazil for the next eight years and announced he’s stepping down from any further presidential aspiration in 2014.
An opinion editorial of the US newspaper The New York Times titled “Argentina’s turnaround tango” stated that President Barack Obama and the US Congress should look to Argentina “for inspiration” in economic policies issues. Nevertheless, the article also warned about the corruption and “government opacity“of the Latin American country.
A military plane with 21 people aboard went missing off Chile's Pacific coast near the Juan Fernandez Islands, authorities said on Friday.
Chile’s Carabineros police force General Director Eduardo Gordon resigned his position Friday morning following an exposé by investigative journalism website CIPER that alleged Gordon had covered up his son’s involvement in a hit-and-run accident in July of last year.
Uruguay’ government owned oil corporation ANCAP said on Friday it had begun exploratory drilling inland with its own resources. The announcement was done during the presentation of the II Uruguay Round to tender offshore exploratory blocks which has attracted interest from several regional and international corporations.
Of the just over 40 million Argentines, 4.5% are foreigners, according to the latest census, and the most numerous community is made up of over half a million from neighbouring Paraguay.
Uruguay’s Supreme Court ratified Friday the 25 year jail sentence for former military dictator General Gregorio Alvarez and for former naval officer Juan Carlos Larcebau found guilty of in 37 and 29 homicide cases, respectively, committed during the military regime from 1973 to 1985.
A failure affecting four transmission lines left four Brazilian regions (thirteen states) partially without electricity on Friday, highlighting the growing strain on the nation's power infrastructure.