Advisers to Brazil’s Labor Minister Carlos Lupi demanded kickbacks from non-government organizations with government contracts, newsmagazine Veja reported Sunday, citing unnamed lawmakers and officials.
China’s Cnooc Ltd.'s deal to buy BP Plc's 7.1 billion dollars stake in Argentine crude producer Pan American Energy LLC collapsed, ten days after Argentina's president ordered oil companies to repatriate export revenue.
The Cuban Interests Section in the US capital has opened an invite-only bar in honour of the US writer Ernest Hemingway, who spent considerable time in Cuba during the 1940s and 1950s.
Peronist militancy in Argentina has now reached beer brands with the presentation of different names dear to followers of the country’s main political force: “Evita”, “17 de Octubre”, “Montoneros” and “Doble K”.
Argentina's car makers, a key pillar of the industrial sector, saw production cool in October from the record levels seen in recent months as demand from neighboring Brazil dropped off.
The Panamanian government “categorically” rejected Saturday French President Nicolas Sarkozy's “unfair” and “offensive” characterization of the country as a tax haven. “Panama is not a tax haven,” said Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli.
Spain's centre-right People's Party will comfortably win parliamentary elections in two weeks time, 20 November, with an absolute majority, a private poll showed, as voters punish the Socialist government for the country's economic woes.
A retired right-wing general promising to stamp out spiralling crime took an early lead in Guatemala's Sunday presidential election that he was favoured to win.
Colombia's FARC rebels rejected a plea to demobilize after the killing of their leader Alfonso Cano gave President Juan Manuel Santos his biggest military victory.
Opposition leaders in Uruguay accused Argentina of “exerting pressure inside the G20 and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)” so the neighbouring country would be labelled a “tax haven,” the Montevideo media said.