Tierra del Fuego provincial authorities in the extreme south of Argentina confirmed they would not be participating Sunday in Chile’s 201 independence anniversary in protest over statements from a local mayor who referred to the Malvinas Islands as Falkland Islands.
Uruguayan marines returned to Uruguay to stand trial for the alleged abuse of an 18-year-old man while on the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti. They arrived Friday at Carrasco Airport and then taken to an undisclosed location.
In twelve years Mercosur has consolidated as the leading region in soybean production with 52% of the world crop and the potential to further expand area and yields.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he would demand full membership of the United Nations when he goes to the UN General Assembly next week, setting up a diplomatic clash with Israel and the United States.
Argentina's economy grew 9.1% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the national statistics agency, Indec, reported Friday.
Brazil’s celebration of the 1,000-day countdown to the 2014 is being marred by construction delays as striking workers and government foot-dragging hurt preparations for the soccer tournament.
Argentina will reinforce the defence of its domestic market from ‘the danger of an invasion of Asian countries’ imports, as a consequence of the world crisis, promised this week Industry Minister Debora Giorgi.
China is losing its edge as the world's cheapest place to manufacture goods, a new report suggests. Indonesia and Bangladesh are benefiting most as rising costs in China force firms to switch production, it says.
Chile’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate unchanged this week for the third straight month and indicated that a tight labor market may prevent it from following Brazil and cutting rates next month.
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner drew a cool response from EU policymakers when he urged them to leverage their bailout fund to better tackle the debt crisis and to start speaking with one voice.