Impassioned youth across Chile have taken to the streets by the hundreds of thousands this year to demand radical education reform. Yet four months in, the students are no longer just talking about education costs and access.
Latin American shares sank on Friday as global equity markets plunged on fears a Greek default could hobble major European banks and deepen a global economic slowdown.
Uruguay could enjoy 1.3 billion dollars of wind farms in the next four years after developers said they could provide electricity cheaper than conventional energy sources.
Policymakers in advanced economies should use all available tools to boost growth, International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Friday, calling for bold action to weather a dangerous new phase of recovery.
United States pressed Europe's strongest economies on Friday to give unequivocal financial support to weaker Euro zone states to overcome a debt crisis that threatens the world economy.
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel government is preparing plans to shore up German banks in the event that Greece fails to meet the terms of its aid package and defaults, three coalition officials said.
China's rate of inflation eased in August, after hitting a three-year high in July, according to the National Statistics Bureau. Consumer prices in the world's second largest economy rose 6.2% from a year earlier, down from 6.5% in July.
The UK National Farmers Union, NFU, has called on Asda supermarkets to change its labelling policy after it emerged that its meat marked ‘Hereford Prime Beef Sirloin Steak’ is sourced 6,800 miles away in Uruguay.
Argentina expressed gratitude to China for its permanent support of the Malvinas Islands sovereignty claim in the longstanding dispute with Britain.
China and Argentina have agreed to further enhance mutual trust and their strategic partnership as the two emerging economies are playing an increasingly important role in the world arena.