The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the government of Ceará, Brazil, will bring together international and national experts to debate the impact of tourism on development, social inclusion, and regional integration in the Americas.
Stanford University marine biologist William Gilly and other researchers have been studying Humboldt squid in Mexico's Sea of Cortez to determine why the animals have been spawning at a much younger age and smaller size than usual.
Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff on Friday signed into law the creation of a commission to investigate human rights abuses committed during military dictatorships with the purpose of strengthening democracy but ‘leaving aside all forms of revenge’.
Argentina's economy grew 7.7% in September from a year earlier, the government said on Friday, beating market expectations and marking the 25th straight month of growth.
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi told Euro zone governments on Friday to act fast to get their rescue fund up and running, expressing exasperation at their lack of progress in response to an escalating debt crisis.
President Cristina Fernández urged Argentines ”to make an effort to understand the moment the country and the world are undergoing” while heading a ceremony to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Vuelta de Obligado battle in the Buenos Aires area of San Pedro.
The Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde will be making her first official tour of Latin America when she visits Peru, Mexico and Brazil at the end of November and beginning of December according to spokesperson David Hawley.
Brazilian economic activity dipped in the third quarter despite a slight rise in September, according to central bank data on Thursday. The central bank's IBC-Br economic activity index fell 0.32% in the third quarter.
Thousands of flesh-eating piranhas have infested a Brazilian river beach popular with tourists, biting at least 15 unwary swimmers. One of the bathers lost the tip of their toe during a frenzied attack.
Former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso recommended President Dilma Rousseff a purge of her cabinet which faces yet another alleged corruption case: the minister of Labour, the fifth since she took office last January.