The Secretary-General of the Ibero-American Secretariat Enrique Iglesias, warned Thursday that the EU crisis could reach as far as Asia and Latin America, and that preventive measures should be taken.
Buenos Aires City two main air terminals, Ezeiza and Aeroparque faced on Thursday disruptions and flight complications because of the presence of the ash cloud from the Chilean Puyehue volcano, affecting particularly Patagonia to the south of Argentina and links with Santiago de Chile.
As authorities work to pacify Brazil's slums ahead of two global sporting events, police in Rio de Janeiro captured one of the city's most notorious drug traffickers.
China Petrochemical Corp., Asia's biggest refiner, agreed on Thursday to pay 3.54 billion dollars for a 30% stake in Galp Energia SGPS SA's Brazilian unit, in what is China's largest overseas energy acquisition this year.
Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price index rose 0.43% in October from September, slightly above expectations, government statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.
President Cristina Fernández met on Thursday with the new president of the Argentine Episcopal Conference (CEA), Monsignor José María Arancedo. CFK decided to meet with the Santa Fe province archibishop after he was named as the new Episcopate leader on Tuesday for a three year term, replacing Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio.
Greece named banker Lucas Papademos as head of a new crisis government on Thursday, ending the country's chaotic search for a leader to save it from default, bankruptcy and expulsion from the Euro zone.
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has dismissed claims of corruption against Brazilian football chief Ricardo Teixeira.Teixeira has faced bribery and fraud accusations in recent weeks, as he continues the task of preparing Brazil to host the World Cup in 2014.
While a sixth cabinet minister faces allegations of fraud, Brazil’s Solicitors Association has stated that corruption in the country has become “unbearable” and called on the Supreme Tribunal to rapidly implement the Clean Record bill.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected Thursday the idea that her government might favor a smaller Euro zone, saying her only goal since the beginning of the debt crisis has been to stabilise the bloc in its current form.