Uruguay celebrated Monday October 10 the bicentennial of its emancipation process with a great colourful, open party that attracted over 300.000 people to the streets and stages in the capital Montevideo.
Tensions boiled over Tuesday in downtown Boston, where police arrested over 100 protesters from the Occupy Boston movement after the group expanded its encampment.
The father of one of the two French tourists who were murdered in the northern Argentine province of Salta in July, Jean Michel Bouvier, spoke on French radio saying that his daughter Cassandre and Houria Moumni “lived through true martyrdom,” but that “Argentina is not to blame, my daughter knew that the country has a lower crime rate than most”.
Europe's top financial watchdog warned Tuesday that the Euro zone's sovereign debt crisis has become systemic and threatens global economic stability unless decisive action is taken urgently.
President Ollanta Humala has fired two-thirds of all generals in Peru's police force in an unprecedented purge to stamp out systemic corruption, the government said on Monday. In the Armed Forces there was also a renewal with the promotion of 48 officers.
Falklands’ oil explorer Rockhopper said the latest well in its controversial drilling campaign in the South Atlantic Islands has come up dry.
Hundreds of indigenous people protesting the construction of a road in Bolivia's Amazon basin region are again marching toward the capital, La Paz, their leaders said.
Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, the United Nations' three Rome-based agencies said in the global hunger report published Monday.
Paraguay troops begun pouring into two Northern provinces Monday evening where a state of exception was declared to try and combat an outbreak of guerrilla attacks that has killed members of the police forces, kidnapped for ransom and robbed local banks.
President Dilma Rousseff revealed Monday that in the last four months Brazilian forces in the framework of the ‘Strategic Frontiers Plan’ had seized over 62 tons of drugs and 650 kilos of arms and explosives.